Surrey Urban Screen

Imagine an entire wall of a building transformed into a public arts exhibition at night. That’s exactly what will happen Thursday, April 24th as almost the entire west wall of the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre turns into an interactive art display.

Urban Screen, a public art initiative by the Surrey Art Centre, will be back to showcase some of the finest work in digital art. In partnership with SFU’s Dance Program, this exhibition will be fully interactive through a downloadable app. Spectators will be able to control the dancers projected onto the wall through their mobile devices. The “ArtWalk” app (downloaded from iTunes or Google Play) will let you interact with the display, as well as provide you with all of the information you need to see and learn about the 11 other artworks on display in City Centre. The SFU Dance exhibition will begin 30 minutes after sunset and will be viewable until midnight.

Surrey Urban Screen projects artwork selected from hundreds of applicants onto Canada’s largest non-commercial outdoor screen. The displays can even be seen from the SkyTrain in between Gateway and Surrey Central stations. The Urban Screen is a satellite venue of the Surrey Art Gallery helping to promote arts and culture in our area. Initiatives like the Urban Screen and ArtWalk help build a sense of community in Downtown Surrey and make it easy to appreciate the local arts scene.

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