events & programs

all events & programs take place at the reach unless otherwise noted.

Sunday Family Arts

October 19, 2014 - December 14, 2014


Pre-Registration Required | 1-3pm

All Ages
Oct 19, 26
Nov 9, 23
Dec 7, 14

Bring the whole family out for our fun crafts sessions in the studio. Our Projects are often based on our current exhibitions, Holidays or relevant themes. This is a great opportunity for little ones to practice their motor skills, and for parents to let loose and enjoy some art making!

Please call 604 864 8087 ext 111 to register.

Build Your Own Freak
Marcia Pitch

October 31, 2014

7:30pm | Admission to the Halloween Art on Tap - $10 YoCos or Friends of The Reach | $15 Future YoCos / Friends

Come out to our Halloween Art on Tap and take advantage of this unique opportunity to Build Your Own Freak with Marcia Pitch! Be sure to bring any odds, ends or random body parts (doll body parts that is) that you'd like to incorporate into your freakish masterpiece. This workshop is part of Bones and Brew, our Halloween Art on Tap. Artist Marcia Pitch takes a turn and inspiration from her 2010 exhibit “Mongrels” to explore a dark and twisted world of playful but terrifying sculptures salvaged from children's toys and household objects. As Pitch states, “Welcome to the madhouse.”

Bones & Brew
Halloween Art on Tap

October 31, 2014

7:00pm | Early Bird: $10 Friend of the Reach or Young Contemporary, $15 Future Friend

Join us for a spooky and spectacular Halloween event. Young Contemporaries at The Reach brings you Bones & Brew, a Halloween Art on Tap, featuring the amazing work of YoCo artist Ian Love. There will be food and a live music performance by well-known local musician Trevor Blaak! Compete in the Monster Mash Dance Off and Build Your Own Freak with artist Marcia Pitch. There will be prizes for best costume so dress to impress! If you need a costume, support The Reach Gallery Museum this year by heading down to Halloween Alley Abbotsford. The Reach is registered for their amazing seasonal fundraiser program so Halloween Alley will donate 10% of all purchases made under their name back to the gallery museum to support art, culture and heritage initiatives. Remember to keep your receipt and drop it off to The Reach or better yet, bring it with you to Bones and Brew! For more information please contact:
Donna Dempsey,
Volunteer and Operations Manager
at 604 864-8087 x 116 or

Come out and support The Young Contemporaries Program. The Young Contemporaries is a dynamic group of emerging professionals who are looking for opportunities to engage in arts, culture and community. For every ticket purchased, Halloween Alley Abbotsford will donate $1 so bring all your friends and support this worthy cause!

Minimum age 16 years of age.

For more information please contact:
Cherlandra Estrada,
Special Events & Marketing Coordinator
at 604 864-8087 x 117 or

Girls Night @ The Museum Goes Parisian

November 7, 2014

7:00pm | $35 Friend of The Reach; $40 Future Friend

Come celebrate artists, arts, heritage and culture with us during Girls Night @The Museum Goes Parisian on November 7th at The Reach. Your participation and support makes what happens at The Reach possible. Your generosity will help local families, children to seniors, experience the joy of The Reach’s hands-on, creative educational arts and heritage programs and exhibitions at little or no cost to them. Read more...

Artist Tour & Talk
Marian Penner Bancroft

November 8, 2014


Vancouver–based artist Marian Penner Bancroft has been exhibiting her work in North America and Europe for more than thirty years and is the winner of the Audain Foundation and VIVA Award in 2012. By Land and Sea (Prospect and Refuge) investigates a family history and relationship to landscape out of a narrative of forced migration and relocation. Using text, maps, colour photographs, evocative words, and portraits of ancestors, the artist charts the journeys of her father’s Mennonite family from what is now Ukraine and her mother’s Presbyterian family from northern Scotland. Join us for Bancroft's Artist Tour & Talk on Saturday, November 8 at 1:00!

Ukranian Egg Decorating

November 15, 2014 - November 29, 2014

NOV 15th (REGISTRATION FULL), Nov 29th (SEATS STILL AVAILABLE) 12:30 - 4:30pm | $25.00 Adults, $18 Ages 7-14

Learn this ancient art; create beautiful eggs using wax and colourful dyes. All supplies included. Just in time for the gift giving season. To register call 604 864 8087 ext 111.



Rhythm & Cello
Winter Concert

November 22, 2014

7:30pm | $10 Friend of The Reach | $15 Future Friend

Rhythm and Cello is a Vancouver music duo ready to quell your folk, rock, Latin and reggae cravings on acoustic guitar and cello. Their unique arrangements of toe-tapping, sing-along music are recognizable but distinctive, creating a memorable experience well-suited for a range of venues, including pub and restaurant bookings, corporate events, conferences and weddings. The band features CiVL Radio Singer-Songwriter Contest winner John Welsh, from Mission, on guitar, ukelele and vocals. Folk and reggae exposure motivated him to pick up the guitar at the age of sixteen; his travels inspire much of his songwriting. Classically trained from the age of five, Stephanie Glegg from Vancouver contributes striking cello arrangements and vocals to the band. She also brings a wealth of touring and performing experience with various groups. Getting their start together in the high-energy 6-piece band Los Amigos, the pair branched off to play at a wedding, and never looked back. Their natural chemistry generates a soulful blend of cello and vocal harmonies grounded in the rhythm of the acoustic guitar that appeals to a broad demographic. Sit back and enjoy - this is your music, like you've never heard it before!