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. The Show, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016, is Vancouver Island’s longest-running juried fine art show and the Island’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 at the SEAPARC complex 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 show opens its doors daily at 10am July 22 – August 1. Closing times vary – please see the Daily Schedule for more information about hours of operation, artist demonstrations and live music.
During the Show (July 22 – Aug 1 2016)
Art Sales Desk: 778-352-1223
Gift Shop: 778-352-1225
Volunteer Desk: 778-352-1226
Main Office: 250-642-7256
GIVE THE GIFT OF ART
Gift certificates are now available for the 2016 Sooke Fine Arts Show! A gift certificate to purchase art* at the Sooke Fine Arts Show makes a very special gift for just about anyone in your life. With 375 works of art in the gallery and hundreds of smaller works – in just about every medium conceivable – available in the gallery gift shop, it’s a gift to suit any taste. Available in three denominations: $50, $100 and $250.
*Certificates are valid for one show only and cannot be used for admission or food purchases. No cash value. Unspent amounts remain valid for the duration of the 2016 Show.
$30 for 30
As part of our 30th anniversary celebration, we are launching a “$30 for 30” campaign to help us raise funds for a public art sculptural project, to be unveiled in 2017 at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex. 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.
Whatever your level of support, we are asking you to contribute a little extra toward this special project to help us mark this important milestone. Donations to this campaign will be earmarked and all donors recognized publicly for their contributions unless otherwise requested.