Abbotsford teacher and artist Shannon Thiesen, shown here during an Art Battle in Chilliwack, will be among the featured artsits and performers during the Raiseberry arts and culture gala on Saturday, June 9.

Abbotsford teacher and artist Shannon Thiesen, shown here during an Art Battle in Chilliwack, will be among the featured artsits and performers during the Raiseberry arts and culture gala on Saturday, June 9.

Raiseberry event highlights Fraser Valley arts and culture

Fundraiser takes place Saturday, June 9 in Abbotsford

Red Press Society holds the second annual Raiseberry arts and culture gala at The Reach Gallery Museum (32388 Veterans Way) on Saturday, June 9.

The event, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m., features the talents of local artists, actors, musicians, writers, and culinary creators, providing a chance to tap into the Fraser Valley’s rich cultural scene.

The evening includes a range of artistic performances, from live painting to dramatic skits, from musical performances to readings by local authors.

Raiseberry also includes locally made food and drink, a photo booth and a silent auction with opportunities to take home a local experience or work of art.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.

Red Press Society is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote the growth of the thriving regional culture in the Fraser Valley.

Formed in 2016, Red Press hosts and participates in local culture events, and publishes Raspberry, a quarterly magazine which highlights local arts, culture, and community life.

Funds from Raiseberry go towards bringing Raspberry magazine to print and hosting events.

Visit fraservalleyredpress.wordpress.com for more information.

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