Special Events

Purchasers’ Preview Night
Purchaser's PreviewJuly 27, 2017

Can’t wait to see the show? Do you want to be the first to find a unique and beautiful piece of art? Join us for Purchasers’ Preview Night $30. Pre-purchase tickets via: sfas@sookefinearts.com or (250)642-7256.

Enjoy a savoury selection of hors d’oeuvres and refreshments during your exclusive preview tour of the Show. Sit in the Bistro area and take in the live music. Tour the art show. Enjoy the work of some of the best artists from Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands.

Artist CelebrationArtists’ Celebration
July 29, 2017

By invitation only. A special event for invited guests including sponsors and artists. A night of celebrating with awards presentations, live music, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

August 1, 2017
2-4 pm

$2@2 Special Admission! As part of our Artz4Youth special, admission is just $2 for all ages after 2pm.

artz4kidzAdmission is free for children 12 and under; however, they must be accompanied by an adult.

Looking for a way to entertain the kids this summer? Let us help you by providing an afternoon of fun at Sooke Fine Arts. The afternoon will be filled with crafts, activities, entertainment and prizes especially designed for children under 12 years of age.

August 1, 2017
4-7 pm

$2@2 Special Admission! As part of our Artz4Youth special, admission is just $2 for all ages (children 12 and under are free).

This is a chance to enjoy the next generation of talented young musicians. Live performances begin at 4pm, and food will be available for purchase on-site.

Seniors Teas
August 2-3, 2017
2-4 pm

Included with admission for Seniors 65+ / $3 for under 65Senior's Teas-s

Enjoying fine art and a fine cup of tea is an ideal way to spend a summer afternoon. Included in the price of admission Seniors 65+ will be able to take advantage of the special offering of a complimentary cup of tea, scone and jam. Wander the gallery and then sit back and enjoy afternoon tea with friends.

Youth Art Gallery
July 28 – Aug 7

Included with admission – view some 200 pieces of student art selected from 3 local schools, framed, matted and professionally displayed. We are very proud of our emerging artists and the body of work they have produced!

Artist Demonstrations and Lectures
July 28 – Aug 7

Included with admission – see artist practice their techniques and hear them speak about their inspirations, processes and journeys. Watch for daily schedules (to be advised on our Events Calendar).

Music Program
July 28 – Aug 7

Included with admission – hear a variety of music performed by live musicians on our very own Sooke Fine Arts Show stage. Two performances most days. Watch for daily schedules (to be advised on our Events Calendar).

Docent Tour
July 30 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Included with admission – artists and volunteers provide new perspectives on the works on display, focussing on specific artistic mediums or thematic works. Design Team volunteers also offer a behind-the-scenes look at hanging the show, explaining the aesthetic choices, logistical constraints, and relaying juror comments on award-winning pieces.