2023 show dates: July 28 – August 7

VISIT US!

The Sooke Fine Arts Show will take place at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex,
2168 Phillips Rd in Sooke
July 28 – Aug 7, 2023

ABOUT THE SHOW

SHOW HOURS
The show opens at 10am daily, July 29 – August 7, 2023
The closes at 7pm daily, except:
– August 3 – open until 9pm for M-ART-ket night
– August 4 – closes at 5pm for a special event
– August 7 – closes at 5pm – last day of the show

 

Admission
Adult (18-64) – $15
Senior (65+) – $10
Children & Youth (17 and under) – Free

More info on other event prices 

 

Main Gallery
The Main Gallery houses ~370 works of original island art from artists living on BC’s coastal islands.
Check back here June 15 for a list of the 2023 exhibiting artists.
Youth Art Gallery
The Youth Art Gallery houses art from emerging young artists in our region. All artists are from high-school or home-schooled students in our region (School District 62).

View More Info 

Daily Demos, Talks, & Tours
Each day, some of the show’s exhibiting artists share their skills & techniques through live demonstrations, talks and engaging docent tours.

See the online calendar to view the Demos, Talks & Tours on each day.

Music
Each day of the show features live music from talented musicians in our region.

Check back here in June for the 2023 music schedule.

Gallery Gift Shop
The gallery gift shop sells a wide range of unique hand-crafted items from artists exhibiting in the show. The shop includes cards, small paintings, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, and much more.

All items sold in the gift shop are final sale.

Bistro
Please note: We are seeking a small caterer to operate on-site at SEAPARC each day for the 2023 show, July 29-Aug 7 (~10am – 5pm) to serve coffee, baked goods, snacks and simple lunches. For more information, please contact the SFAS office: [email protected], 250-642-7256.
Show Events
FAMILY DAY………………………………….. TUESDAY AUGUST 1, 2-7PM
An afternoon of creative fun for the whole family! Crafts, activities, and
entertainment. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
– Kids 12 and under always free
– Admission for adults accompanied by children is $5 after 2:00PM

SENIORS’ TEA………………………………… WEDNESDAY AUG 2, time tbd
Seniors 65+ are invited to a white-linen service of tea & scones in the gallery
while enjoying live music.

YOUTH ART GALLERY…………………………………………………… DAILY
Juried submissions from art students from SD62 Sooke Secondary Schools.
Donations during the show support Sooke Fine Art’s Youth Scholarship program.

ARTIST TALKS, DEMOS & TOURS………………….. DAILY (schedule available soon)
Visitors have the chance to meet & learn from exhibiting artists through
daily live talks, demos and tours.
– Included with admission

M-ART-KET NIGHT AT THE GALLERY.…………………… THURSDAY, AUG 3, 5-9PM
The Show will stay open until 9:00 PM for Sooke commuters and market goers.
Shop the market, have some dinner and attend the show!
– Reduced Admission: $5 for adults, seniors after 5:00 pm.

Show Catalogue
The 2023 Show Catalogue will be available in late July, 2023.

To view the 2022 Show Catalogue, click the image below.

Online & Door Sales

Admission

Purchase at the door, or here online. Group rates available for 10 or more seniors, please call to arrange booking: 250-642-7256

General Admission

Adult (18-64) – $15
Senior (65+) – $10
Children & Youth (17 and under) – Free

Show Passes

Show Passes are $30 and allow entry every day
(non-transferable/not valid for special events)

Special Events

(Available at the door only)

Family Afternoon – Tuesday Aug 1, 2023: 2-7pm – $5/adult
Seniors’ Tea – Wed Aug 2, 2023 (times tbc) 
M-ART-ket Night – Thursday Aug 3, 2023: 5-9pm – $5/adult
Children & Youth (17 and under) – Free

Show Hours

Open 10am to 7pm daily July 29 – August 7, 2023

Except:
– Aug 4 and August 7 – closes at 5pm
– Aug 3 – open until 9pm for M-ART-ket night

Be One of the First

Purchasers’ Preview

Be one of the first of 9,000+ guests to lay eyes on hundreds of original works of fine art! The 2023 show kicks off with an exciting Purchasers’ Preview event on Friday, July 28 @ 7:00pm – an exclusive, ticketed event that allows early access to the 2023 artworks before the show opens to the public the next day.

TICKETS

Tickets are $45 per person and include 2 glasses of wine & hors d’oeurves. All tickets must be purchased in advance of the event – there will be no ticket sales at the door.

Location & Directions

The Sooke Fine Arts Show takes place at SEAPARC Leisure Complex – 2168 Phillips Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z 0Y3. Located just 35 kilometres from Victoria, the harbour town of Sooke overlooks the stunning Olympic mountain range and provides the perfect jumping-off point for visitors to explore the wild side of Vancouver Island’s west coast.

BC Transit: take Bus #61 to Sooke from Victoria, to Phillips Rd bus stop, walk less than 5 mins to the show.

Sooke Fine Arts Gallery

Donate

To support the show or specific programs and funds,
please choose from our online donation option or contact us at [email protected] or 250-642-7256.

Location

2168 Phillips Rd
Box 471
Sooke, BC
V9Z 1H4
Canada

Contact

Main Phone:
250-642-7256

Art Sales Desk:
778-352-1415

Email
[email protected]

The Sooke Fine Arts Society respectfully acknowledges the territory of the T’Sou-ke First Nation, upon whose land we gather in celebration of the arts.

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