• “Seeing and Being Seen” – Mental Health Group Show

    “Seeing and Being Seen” – Mental Health Group Show

    September 14–October 16, 2016

    Our intention is to provide an opportunity for people with mental illness and addictions to be visible in terms of their individual creative expression.
  • “Sculpture of the Sea” – Bodhi Drope

    “Sculpture of the Sea” – Bodhi Drope

    October 19–November 17, 2016

    I was wandering an island beach off the coast of Chile at low tide. In the distance I saw what could have been a sculpture. As I got closer it changed from a dark silhouette into a fishing boat lying on her side. So began this series.
  • “Where I Am Coming From” – Kasia Krolikowska

    “Where I Am Coming From” – Kasia Krolikowska

    October 19–November 17, 2016

    The title of my exhibition can relate to geographical and cultural as well as political aspects of my background. But where I really am coming from, in art especially, is from within.

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council

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Young Artists Awards & Exhibition

We are looking for artists aed 5-18 who love to be creative at home and who are working on their art independently of school.
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2016 Fall Author Reading Series

A series of author readings are held throughout the year courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Literary Committee of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council.
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50th Anniversary Events

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is celebrating their 50th year in operation; we’re even older than the BC Arts Council! We have been celebrating this […]

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Deck the Halls Christmas Craft Fair – Nov 19th & 20th, 2016

The Fair is set in the picturesque post and beam Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. Booths are set up throughout the Doris Crowston Gallery and Music and Art Studios.

About SCAC

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is a volunteer-based society founded February 22, 1966 to raise to profile of local artists and artisans and to broaden the opportunities for Sunshine Coast citizens to enjoy and to participate in cultural activities. The SC Arts Council maintains the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre located at Trail & Medusa in Sechelt, British Columbia.

Over the years the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre has been a vital resource for the artistic and cultural life of the Coast community. It incorporates the ‘Doris Crowston’ public gallery showcasing the work of Coast artists and guest artists from off coast, a music studio housing a community piano and a public art studio. The Sunshine Coast Arts Council hosts a variety of cultural events at the Arts Centre and in the community: concerts, literary readings, lectures, events and children’s activities are all part of a year-round schedule.

For more history of the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, please click here.

Latest News

Young Artists Awards & Exhibition

We are looking for artists aed 5-18 who love to be creative at home and who are working on their art independently of school.

Celebrate 50 Years of Music!

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is celebrating their 50th year in operation. We have been celebrating this achievement throughout the year, here are some of the things we’ve been up to as well as some events still to come.

Deck the Halls Christmas Craft Fair – Nov 19th & 20th, 2016

The Fair is set in the picturesque post and beam Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. Booths are set up throughout the Doris Crowston Gallery and Music and Art Studios.

Banner Project

Sechelt Street Banner Project 2017 Selects on exhibit Nov. 30 - Dec. 17th

Doris Crowston Gallery Shows

  • Mental-Health

“Seeing and Being Seen” – Mental Health Group Show

September 14–October 16, 2016

Our intention is to provide an opportunity for people with mental illness and addictions to be visible in terms of their individual creative expression.
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“Sculpture of the Sea” – Bodhi Drope

October 19–November 17, 2016

I was wandering an island beach off the coast of Chile at low tide. In the distance I saw what could have been a sculpture. As I got closer it changed from a dark silhouette into a fishing boat lying on her side. So began this series.
  • Krolikowska

“Where I Am Coming From” – Kasia Krolikowska

October 19–November 17, 2016

The title of my exhibition can relate to geographical and cultural as well as political aspects of my background. But where I really am coming from, in art especially, is from within.

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