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Message from the Executive Director
Invitation to Explore the Arts
Having such a terrific Performing Arts Centre so accessible for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents to enjoy truly makes our community one to envy. In fact we have patrons coming to our venue from all over the lower mainland and even as far as Washington state! And though I have the honour and pleasure of programming our award-winning ACT Presents Series of exceptional Canadian artists, it’s not all about the shows. On our website you will also find information on our regional Arts Programs, the renowned Maple Ridge Art Gallery exhibitions and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council who run it all.
Starting yearly with Canada Culture Day and ending with our CRE8 Youth Day event, the Arts Council’s community programming is also what makes this place so vibrant. Join us for our Free Lobby Nights presented in partnership with various community groups, check out our Art Gallery Gift Shop which highlights exceptional artisans work, come out for a Monday night GEMS film, and try a day-time Classical Coffee Concert with Sarah Hagen.
NEW this year you won’t want to miss – ALT Fest! Over the last weekend in February, when we invite three “alternative” productions to tempt adventurous theatre goers, our Studio Theatre will be the place to be. Speaking of adventurous, the Arts Club On Tour Series opens with the hit musical Avenue Q – a special treat for our adult audiences! We also have two special presentations for families. Mermaid Theatre’s wonderful production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites in November, and on Family Day in February, join us for lantern making and Bobs & Lolo.
Getting involved in the arts - by experiencing the thrill of a live performance, through hands on learning or exploring artists’ creations - is one of the most gratifying things you can do for yourself and with your friends and family – I promise!
Executive and Artistic Director
P.S. I hope you will join us and become a member of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council!