events and programs



art camps

2 day camps $60
3 day camps $90
5 day camps $135 (10% OFF!)

Discounts for Friends of The Reach
kids 6—12 years old

Camp Themes

Painting Palooza
(July 4, 5 & 6, 7, 8)
Absolutely Abstract
(July 11, 12, 13 & 14, 15)
Legends of the Valley
(July 18, 19 & 20, 21, 22)
Art Journaling
(July 25, 26, 27 & 28, 29)
Art and Nature- A Natural Combo
(August 2, 3 & 4, 5)
Spaced out Sci-fi
(August 8, 9 & 10, 11, 12)
Learning from the Masters
(August 15, 16, 17 & 18, 19)
Anything Antique
(August 22, 23 & 24, 25, 26)

(Each week contains 2 camps of the same theme but totally different projects! So you can happily sign up for both camps of the same theme in the same week without any worry of the activities being repeated!)

For more information email Anna Williams or by phone 604-864-8087 ext 127


An opportunity for kids to celebrate with friends and create imaginative take-home art projects in our artist-grade studio.

$125.50 Party of twelve or fewer participants
$150.50 Party of thirteen to twenty participants

Age: 4 and up

The Reach has two exciting birthday party themes to choose from: the Mini-Monster Making party or a birthday themed on the current art exhibitions (ask us for the current project).

The two-hour booking includes a one hour facilitated art project followed by one hour of free time that can be used to do cake, presents and games.
Birthday pARTies can be booked Saturday or Sunday, 1pm to 3pm or 2pm to 4pm.
Complete a booking request form in person at The Reach or online here.


tour and try


To critically engage participants with artwork and historical content in the gallery and museum.

$5.00 per participant | Payment due 7 days prior to Tour & Try date.

Based on Visual Thinking Strategies. The Tour & Try program is our most popular program and consists of a one-hour, docent led tour of current exhibitions and a one hour, hands-on, exhibition-related art project in our studio, facilitated by an instructor, this program is a great option for fieldtrips.

Tour & Trys can be booked Tuesday to Friday, between 10:30am and 2:30pm (alternate time slots will be considered upon request) by  any group of 5 to 30 participants (requests for larger groups will be considered).
Complete a booking request form in person at The Reach or online here.Three weeks notice is required to book a Tour & Try.

Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Workshops

June 10, 2016 - July 22, 2016


The City of Abbotsford is proud to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada by participating in the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic project. We invite the public to participate in painting tiles to create a mural representing our community which will be displayed as a lasting cultural legacy for future gerenations to enjoy.
Public tile painting workshops will be happening at the Reach Gallery Museum during June and July with the final workshops and mosaic assembly led by the Mural Mosaic team occurring July 21-23.

The Reach Gallery Museum
June 10th                3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
June 17th                3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
June 24th                3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Canada Day - Exhibition Park  
July 1st                  1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Grand Mural Mosaic Workshop July 21 & 22nd  at the Reach Gallery Museum
July 21st               3:30 pm to 9:00 pm
July 22nd              12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

For more information about Abbotsford's participation in the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic project, CLICK HERE.

Art Exhibition Tours
Guided Lunch-time tours

July 14, 2016

12:00-12:30pm and 2:00-2:30pm | FREE

ART EXHIBITION TOURS Every Thursday at 12pm and 2pm beginning July 14th!
All tours are FREE for the general public. Take a lunch-time or afternoon break and enliven your experience of current art exhibitions with a Gallery tour.
These 30 minute guided tours are a great way to learn about the cultural and social contexts of artworks on display. Tours explore contemporary artworks and are led by knowledgeable docents who provide a general overview of exhibitions and an opportunity for lively discussion.
To find out more please call reception at 604 864 8087 x 0 or email

Sunday Family Arts

July 17, 2016

| FREE | 1 - 3pm | All ages

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!

Class capacity is 30 participants. Registration is required. In order to respect the timeframe for classes, latecomers can only be accommodated up to 15 minutes past class start time. At that point, no latecomers will be admitted.
Please call 604 864 8087 ext 0 to register.
August 14
September 4, 25
October 16, 30
November 13, 27
December 11
January 8, 29
February 5, 19
March 5, 19
April 2, 23
May 7, 28
June 11, 25
July 23
August 20
September 3, 24
October 15, 29
November 15, 26
December 10
These dates are subject to change. Please confirm dates when you register.

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