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PHOTOS: Harrison Festival of the Arts rocks on through the weekend

A look at some of the acts to grace the stage at Holberg Farm

(Adam Louis/Observer)
The 2017 annual Agassiz Fall Fair had perfect weather and a great turnout. (Greg Laychak/Observer)

Games and rides rolling in to Agassiz’s 2021 Fall Fair

Announcement from fair organizers met with rejoicing

The 2017 annual Agassiz Fall Fair had perfect weather and a great turnout. (Greg Laychak/Observer)
Holberg Farm in Agassiz is this year’s site for the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: 2021 Harrison Festival of the Arts kicks off

Eight-day festival features music from all over B.C. and the world

Holberg Farm in Agassiz is this year’s site for the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Michael Cade (seen here during a media tour of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on June 29, 2010) was informed by the board of directors with the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society that his employment contract would not be renewed at the end of June 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s managing director is out after 11 years at the helm

Michael Cade said centre’s board ‘going in a different direction’; board says Cade ‘vacating’ the job

Michael Cade (seen here during a media tour of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on June 29, 2010) was informed by the board of directors with the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society that his employment contract would not be renewed at the end of June 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
”Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition” runs from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival expands audience capacity amid looser COVID restrictions

Show capacities boosted from 50 to 75 as Festival Society prepares for big week

”Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition” runs from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
Potters can once again head into the clay open studio at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

In-person art classes, workshops return to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

From pottery to mixed media to photography, summer art classes are back as health orders lifted

Potters can once again head into the clay open studio at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
The Saints and Sinners tour is scheduled to come to the Abbotsford Centre on Friday, Nov. 5. (File photo)

Saints and Sinners Tour coming to Abbotsford on Nov. 5

Canadian rock acts Headstones, Moist, Sloan and The Tea Party performing at Abbotsford Centre

The Saints and Sinners tour is scheduled to come to the Abbotsford Centre on Friday, Nov. 5. (File photo)
Hops and Heritage runs June 24 to Sept. 11 at four local breweries and with an exhibition at the Chilliwack Museum. Pictured here is a hops bag. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Hop from one Chilliwack brewery to the next in beer-themed museum event this summer

Hops and Heritage engagement campaign connects Chilliwack Museum with community, local businesses

Hops and Heritage runs June 24 to Sept. 11 at four local breweries and with an exhibition at the Chilliwack Museum. Pictured here is a hops bag. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Artists featured in the BLM Social Justice Art Project at UFV are (clockwise from top left): Michelle Msami, Dona Park, Rain Neeposh and Faria Firoz.

Black Lives Matter art exhibit opens at UFV in Abbotsford

Show features the work of four artists and runs until Sept. 15

Artists featured in the BLM Social Justice Art Project at UFV are (clockwise from top left): Michelle Msami, Dona Park, Rain Neeposh and Faria Firoz.
Harrison Hot Springs country singer Todd Richard poses for a photo with Mission firefighters. (Photo/Sarah Plawutski)

VIDEO: Harrison country artist Todd Richard plans for a busy, rockin’ summer

Richard and his band look to live shows as restrictions start to lift

Harrison Hot Springs country singer Todd Richard poses for a photo with Mission firefighters. (Photo/Sarah Plawutski)
The Great Gordini puts on a magic show for an avid audience during the first Storytime in the Park in this 2019 photo. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Storytime in the Park returns this summer

Day 1 registration is on June 30

The Great Gordini puts on a magic show for an avid audience during the first Storytime in the Park in this 2019 photo. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
Set designers transform Civic Square in Harrison Hot Springs into a night market during the filming of “The Willows,” which will be in Harrison until June 8. The Hallmark movie is directed by Jessica Harmon, who also directed “My Best Friend’s Bouquet,” which filmed in Agassiz and Harrison last year. See more photos at agassizharrisobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Set designers transform Civic Square in Harrison Hot Springs into a night market during the filming of “The Willows,” which will be in Harrison until June 8. The Hallmark movie is directed by Jessica Harmon, who also directed “My Best Friend’s Bouquet,” which filmed in Agassiz and Harrison last year. See more photos at agassizharrisobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Ranger Station Art Gallery. (Contributed Photo/Kent Harrison Arts Council)

MikRo Art Factory to be featured at Ranger Station gallery

Local artists will have their works on display until June 27

The Ranger Station Art Gallery. (Contributed Photo/Kent Harrison Arts Council)
Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Hallmark’s ‘The Willows’ filming in Harrison Hot Springs

’The Willows’ is directed by Jessica Harmon

Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Todd Richard sings “Green and Blue” as HHSES students get ready to belt out the chorus during the school’s Music Monday on May 3. He is currently in the running for a top 100 spot in the 2021 Toyota Searchlight competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Todd Richard sings “Green and Blue” as HHSES students get ready to belt out the chorus during the school’s Music Monday on May 3. He is currently in the running for a top 100 spot in the 2021 Toyota Searchlight competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Former Ranger Station Art Gallery artist-in-residence Anne J. Steves is hosting a collage workshop every Saturday in May. (Screenshot/Comox Valley Art Gallery)

Former Ranger Station artist-in-residence hosts virtual collage workshop

Workshops take place every Saturday through rest of May

Former Ranger Station Art Gallery artist-in-residence Anne J. Steves is hosting a collage workshop every Saturday in May. (Screenshot/Comox Valley Art Gallery)
The Agassiz-Harrison Observer office is transformed into Ladd Veterinary Practice for the film “27 Hour Day.” (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: ‘27 Hour Day’ transforms Agassiz into busy film set

Movie to be released in the States in early August

The Agassiz-Harrison Observer office is transformed into Ladd Veterinary Practice for the film “27 Hour Day.” (Adam Louis/Observer)
Chilliwack artist Patricia Peters has her solo show, Art That Breathes, on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until June 25. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack artist breathes life into gallery with colourful exhibition

Patricia Peters’ show ‘Art That Breathes’ on display at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Chilliwack artist Patricia Peters has her solo show, Art That Breathes, on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until June 25. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)