Welcome to the Sooke Fine Arts Show!
The Sooke Fine Arts Show provides the opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands to showcase and sell their work. Celebrating its 31st anniversary in 2017, it is Vancouver Island’s longest-running juried fine art show and the region’s premier summer arts event.
The 11-day art show and sale draws more than 8000 art lovers from Canada, the US and abroad to the SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke, BC. More than 375 works of original island art are on display in a stunning, 17,000-square-foot gallery on Sooke Harbour. Visitors can also enjoy daily artist demonstrations, talks, guided tours, live music, gift shop and bistro. See our special events page for kid-friendly events!
The 2016 show was a tremendous success. We thank each of the artists, sponsors, volunteers and guests who helped make our 30th anniversary such a very special celebration of our region’s culture. We look forward to seeing you again July 28 – August 7 for a whole new line-up of art, musicians, demonstrations and talks. Take in our updated and expanded Youth Art Gallery and Special Events. There’s something for everyone at the Sooke Fine Arts Show!
Learn more about the submission process here.
Ready to submit your work? Visit our Call to Artists.
Yes! I would like to donate to the 30th Anniversary campaign!
Your donation will go toward the creation of a public art sculpture at the entrance of the SEAPARC Leisure Complex, to be unveiled in 2017. The metal sculpture (based on the design seen above) is designed by Salish artist Chris Paul, who brings to life a traditional Coast Salish story evoking the earliest shaping of the southern Vancouver Island region. It is a celebration of place, of people, of the power of art to connect us all.
The sculpture is planned as part of a series centred on Sooke’s history and culture, in collaboration with local arts and culture organizations. What better way to celebrate three decades of community achievement than with a tangible legacy in the community, for the community.
All donations above $10 are eligible for a charitable tax receipt from the Sooke Fine Arts Society (R852375765RR0001).
All donations above $100 will be recognized in the annual Sooke Fine Arts Show catalogue, and on our website, provided the donor does not request anonymity.