2024 show dates: July 27 – August 5 + opening night: July 26

VISIT US!

July 27 – Aug 5, 2024

SEAPARC Leisure Complex
2168 Phillips Rd, Sooke

ABOUT THE SHOW

SHOW HOURS

Following opening night on July 26 (Purchasers’ Preview – 7-10pm), the show will open at 10am daily, July 27 – August 5, 2024, and close at different times:

 Date Opening Time Closing Time  Event
 Sat July 27 10:00 am 7:00 pm  Show opens
 Sun July 28 10:00 am 7:00 pm
 Mon July 29 10:00 am 7:00 pm
 Tues July 30 10:00 am 7:00 pm  Family Artz Day
 Wed July 31 10:00 am 7:00 pm  Seniors’ Tea
 Thurs August 1 10:00 am 9:00 pm  Market Night
 Fri August 2 10:00 am 5:00 pm
 Sat August 3 10:00 am 7:00 pm
 Sun August 4 10:00 am 7:00 pm
 Mon August 5 10:00 am 5:00 pm  Show closes

 

 

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.
Stay tuned for the list of 2024 Exhibiting Artists – to be announced June, 2024.

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).

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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 next summer to view the Demos, Talks & Tours on each day.

Music

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

See the online calendar next summer to view the music scheduled for each day.

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

Coffee, baked goods, snacks and simple lunches will be served on-site each day from 10am – 5pm.

Show Events

PURCHASERS’ PREVIEW……………………… FRIDAY JULY 26, 7-10PM
Be one of the first of over 9,000 to view 370+ original artworks before the gallery’s
public opening. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and live music.
Whether a first-time buyer, seasoned collector, or passionate art lover, you won’t
want to miss this special opportunity to preview the stunning works and perhaps
claim a favourite piece.
– Admission is $45 + tax – Tickets go on sale in late June & sell out fast!

FAMILY DAY………………………………….. TUESDAY JULY 30, 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 JULY 31, 1-5pm
Seniors 65+ are invited to a white-linen service of tea & scones in the gallery
while enjoying live music.
– Free for Seniors with admission
– Adults/kids/youth under 65  – $5 

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 1, 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 and seniors after 5:00 pm.

ARTIST CELEBRATION…………………… FRIDAY, AUG 2, 7-10PM
This is a special invite-only event to celebrate our participating artists and the sponsors
who generously support the show. Artist Award presentations begin at 7:15 pm.
The evening includes complimentary sips and tastings, and live music.

Show Catalogue

The 2024 printed Show Catalogue will be available at the show.

Awards

Each year, the SFAS jurors identify a number of artworks in the show to receive the following awards. Awards are presented to the award-winning artists at the Artists Celebration event (except for People’s Choice Award & the Children’s Choice Award, which will be awarded at the conclusion of the show).

 

Awards of Excellence (eight awards) …………  $1000 each
Juror’s Choice (three awards) …………    $500 each
Designers’ Choice Award …………    $500
Jan Johnson Memorial Award for Social Commentary …………    $500
District of Sooke Award …………    $500
People’s Choice Award …………    $500
Children’s Choice Award …………    $250
Honourable Mentions (five awards) …………    $250 each

Online & Door Sales

Admission

Purchase at the door, or here online (online fees apply). 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 – 2024

Purchasers’ Preview Event Friday
July 26
7-10 pm
$45 each advance-purchase only
Family Artz Day Tuesday
July 30
2-7 pm
$5/adult or senior Online or Door
Seniors’ Tea Wednesday
July 31
1-5pm
Seniors – included with admission
Adults +$5
Door only
M-ART-ket Night Thursday
Aug 1
5-9pm
$5/adult or senior Online or Door

Children & Youth (17 and under) – Free (except Purchaser’s Preview Event)

Show Hours

Open 10am to 7pm daily July 27 – August 5, 2024

Except:
– Aug 2 and August 5 – closes at 5pm
– Aug 1 – 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 2024 show kicks off with an exciting Purchasers’ Preview event on Friday, July 26, 2024 @ 7:00pm – an exclusive, ticketed event that allows early access to the 2024 artworks before the show opens to the public the next day.

TICKETS

Tickets are $45 per person (+ tax) 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. Tickets go on sale at the beginning of May.

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 sfas@sookefinearts.com or 250-642-7256.

Location

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

Contact

Main Phone:
250-642-7256

Art Sales Desk:
TBD

Email
sfas@sookefinearts.com

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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