Exhibitions

Leigh Square’s two art galleries – the Michael Wright Art Gallery and the Outlet Gallery – feature a rotating program of exhibitions by artists from Port Coquitlam and across Metro Vancouver.

Michael Wright Art Gallery

Named for former City Councillor and arts supporter Michael Wright.

Location: Gathering Place, #200 – 2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
Gallery hours: Tue-Fri: 1 to 5 pm | Sat: 12 to 4 pm | Sun & Mon: closed

Outlet Gallery

Location: The Outlet, #110 – 2248 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Gallery hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm | Sat: 9:30 am to 5 pm | Sun: closed

Imaginings II: A Collection of Port Coquitlam Student Artwork | Terry Fox, Riverside, and CABE Secondary Schools

Dates:  May 1 – July 29, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9 from 6:00-8:00pm

The City of Port Coquitlam invites the public to their latest art exhibition Imaginings II: A Collection of Port Coquitlam Student Artwork by Terry Fox, Riverside, and CABE Secondary Schools

The exhibition will open with a free reception on May 9, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Michael Wright Art Gallery (2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam) and adjacent Outlet Gallery (2248 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam).

Ideas and possibilities are the result of imagination. The mental work of the imagination is fundamental to creating, making, and learning. This act elevates thoughts from the mundane to the fantastic. The Imaginings Exhibition highlights the breadth, depth and possibilities of ideas made by local students of Terry Fox, Riverside, and CABE Secondary Schools.

The exhibitions run until July 29, 2019.

The Michael Wright Art Gallery (MWAG) and Outlet Gallery feature a rotating program of exhibitions by local and regional artists. The MWAG is open Monday to Saturday 1:00-5:00pm.The Outlet Gallery is open Monday to Friday 9:30am-6:30pm and Saturdays 9:30am-5:00pm. Both galleries are free to the public.

 

Opportunities for Artists

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR 2020 

EXHIBITION AND ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS
Deadline for either application is October 18, 2019

Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square invites artists to submit proposals for the following two programs for the 2019 year:

  • Exhibitions at the Michael Wright Art Gallery and Outlet Gallery
  • Artist-In-Residence Program


Exhibitions

The Michael Wright Art Gallery (MWAG), and Outlet Gallery at Leigh Square feature a rotating program of exhibitions by local and regional artists. Operating as a gallery and community art hub, the exhibitions advance knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by integrating art into community life and contributing significantly to the cultural landscape of Port Coquitlam.  The gallery welcomes proposals from artists for exhibitions in all media and subject matter, including solo or group shows of two or more artists.

For more information and to submit an online application visit: https://www.portcoquitlam.ca/recreation/leigh-square-community-arts-village/opp-for-artists/


Artist-In-Residence Program

The Leigh Square Artist-in-Residence program is a self-directed residency offering artists the opportunity to research, develop and produce new or ongoing bodies of work, with dedicated studio time and in a creative environment. Residencies are for artists or artist collectives working in the visual, performance, literary, and musical arts. In exchange for studio space, artists facilitate public workshops and outreach programs for the local community as part of their residency. The duration of the residency is four months for the following three program terms: Jan 1 – April 30, May 1 – Aug 31, Sept 1 – Dec 19, 2020. Artists are required to commit a minimum of 20 hours a week and are supported with an honorarium of $1000 dollars for their time.

For more information and to submit an online application visit: https://www.portcoquitlam.ca/recreation/leigh-square-community-arts-village/opp-for-artists/

For general inquiries about the Exhibition and Artist-In-Residence Programs or applications please contact Lesley Perrie, Arts & Culture Program Assistant, Leigh Square Community Arts Village, T: 604.927.8442, E: perriel@portcoquitlam.ca

Contact

Inquiries about the Exhibition and Artist-In-Residence programs or applications:
Lesley Perrie
Arts & Culture Program Assistant
Tel 604.927.8442