The City of New Westminster has put on a new exhibition this year geared towards helping the community through the difficult repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has been hard for many of us, and dealing with this new normal is not easy for some, but the New West Portraits: Art Exhibition was specifically designed to help relieve us of some of the grief that we may carry with us.
This exhibition was conceptualized as a channel to respond to the effects of the pandemic, as well as the change in our society that comes along with the social change we are all experiencing, for the purpose of soothing people who are going through difficult times. Art is one thing that can be very relaxing for many, and is easy to enjoy as well. Each of the artists’ pieces will also share some common themes like community, inspiration and hope to help our society feel more whole, and to instill in people that they are not alone, and we are all in this together.
You can self-tour the gallery today, all you have to do is book your appointment online and you can go and experience the beautiful portraits of the Art Exhibition if you’re having a bad day, or even if you’re just a connoisseur of art. This event takes place at the Anvil Centre on historic Columbia Street in New Westminster. By organizing this event, the city of New West hopes for the community to be able to explore a plethora of arts and culture that the city has to offer, and cherish the ever-growing arts and culture scene of the city, all while having someplace where people can seek comfort through the art that is displayed.
Definitely come down and take in all the beautiful portraits done by local artists, and support the community as a whole!