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”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)
Movie production vehicles are seen parked in the Community Recreation and Cultural Centre in Agassiz. Production crews are working on “26 Hour Day;” much of the movie’s details are currently under wraps. (Adam Louis/Observer)

‘26 Hour Day’ filming in Agassiz-Harrison

Production in the area set to wrap up May 21

Movie production vehicles are seen parked in the Community Recreation and Cultural Centre in Agassiz. Production crews are working on “26 Hour Day;” much of the movie’s details are currently under wraps. (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)
Kassandra Clack of Abbotsford has been named one of 18 finalists in the Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search, taking place in June.

Fraser Valley country singer Kassandra Clack a finalist in national talent search

18 finalists vie to win Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search in June

Kassandra Clack of Abbotsford has been named one of 18 finalists in the Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search, taking place in June.
Harrison country artist Todd Richard adjusts his camera before filming “Green and Blue” as sung by he and the students of Harrison Hot Springs Elementary. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Harrison elementary students team up with country artist, pay tribute to frontline workers

Students sang “Green and Blue” with Todd Richard as part of Music Monday

Harrison country artist Todd Richard adjusts his camera before filming “Green and Blue” as sung by he and the students of Harrison Hot Springs Elementary. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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