August, 2020
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Families invited to an art scavenger hunt at Surrey Art Gallery

Surrey, BC – Families are invited to join an art scavenger hunt drop-in event titled “Art on the Loose” at Surrey Art Gallery on February 9 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome—children must be with an adult.

 Given a list of clues, participants will have to use their senses and detective skills to complete the challenge. Through the process, they’ll discover a variety of artwork in the Gallery and around the Surrey Arts Centre, such as a responsive sound piece and a spinning artwork. Participants are welcome to dress like a detective!

 When families are here for the scavenger hunt, they are also welcome to visit the ArtMaker Stations around the Surrey Arts Centre. These stations are designed to think about art with a hands-on approach and to encourage creativity! Inspired by Keith Rice-Jones’s Monumental Sculptures in the courtyard, families can work together to construct their own miniature versions. They can also make a spinning top modelled after Maurice Van Der Beke’s interactive artwork Mandala After Prayer Wheel.

This event is presented in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA). SAGA is a non-profit organization begun in 1984 and run by volunteers who support Surrey Art Gallery in many ways, including funding, partnership programming, and contributing to the Gallery’s permanent collection.

 “Surrey Art Gallery Association has been in action almost as long as Surrey Art Gallery,” says Joanne Dennis, SAGA President. “In celebration of our 35th anniversary this year, we are pleased to work with the Gallery in offering this free and fun event for families in our community to connect over contemporary art.”

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