The Saint John Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary venue, dedicated to serving the community through arts, educational and cultural programming accessible to all. They strive to be an innovative showcase for all forms of creative expression and multidisciplinary thought.

The SJAC is very busy this summer hosting multiple exhibitions, workshops, and more.

From July 9 to September 3, 2021 the SJAC will show a few different exhibitions every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 5pm. 

These include: 

Fibre Art Network, ‘20/20 Vision’ in the Port Saint John Gallery, showing art quilts by a collective of fibre artists from Western Canada. 

Alan Grabelsky, ‘Love Songs: A Journal of Fateful Encounters’ in the City Gallery, showing a series of serigraphs.

‘Creative Aging: An Art4Life and UNB Project’ in the Upstairs galleries, showing a large show of works by local seniors who participated in a research project about the effects of art activities on health/wellness in senior populations. 

Admission is free for all galleries, though any donations are gratefully accepted. 

As well, the SJAC and the Saint John Early Music Festival are proud to present a sixth year of the Summer Classics Series, a series of lunchtime classical concerts offered through the summer on Wednesdays in July & August at 12:15 pm (July 7 – August 18). All are welcome, admission is by freewill offering. This series is sponsored by Emera New Brunswick, The City of Saint John Community Arts Funding, and the Province of New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture.

Finally, the SJAC is offering a few different workshops this summer, including:

Animal Sculpture in Clay, a four-day workshop where Melissa Kennedy will share her expertise with her students on August 9, 10, 11, and 21 (TBD, based on group needs for finishing), 2021. 

Drawing: Classical Portraiture, a weekend of classes taught by Melissa Kennedy, as she instructs participants in portrait drawing with a live model on Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14, 2021.

SPaRT! Summer Camp (Sports/Participation/Art/Recreation/Together!), a fun-filled week of art and recreation designed to foster your child’s creativity and physical activity through the arts, swimming at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and other fun adventures around town happening August 9 to 13, 2021 (Mon-Fri) 9am to 4pm.

Artists are encouraged to apply to have their work shown in the SJAC galleries at any time, with the goal that the SJAC’s selection committee will meet twice a year on or around April 30th and October 30th.

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