The community facility was built in 1995 to honor the renowned artist of Jack Shadbolt and writer Doris Shadbolt. The centre offers two theatres, six studios, rehearsal rooms, meeting rooms, pottery studios and an art shop. The architecture was built to capture the beautiful natural landscape of Deer Lake Park located in Burnaby.
Studio 103 has a 120-banquet capacity with access to Deer Lake Park, a gas fireplace, and a beautiful park view. The two-storey Atrium has a cathedral style ceiling of Douglas fir, stonework walls, and 25-foot windows. Both the Atrium and Park View Lounge can host up to 250 people for a banquet.