The Sunshine Coast Arts Council

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The Business of Art

Where Business meets the Arts! A series of Sunday morning lectures and workshops designed & produced for artists, performers and arts organizations on the Sunshine Coast.
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Sunday Film Series

An impressive line up of documentary films! Guest speakers and sponsors make this series convivial, mind-expanding and enjoyable.
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31st Annual Hackett Park Arts & Crafts Fair

Make sure to be part of the 2018 fair, to be held on August 18 and 19. Download 2018 Application Form
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2018 Spring 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.

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

Woodcut Print Workshop

Second Fundamental Woodcut Workshop with Master Printer Leonard Brett. First Day (May 26) - Cutting the woodblock. Second Day (June 2) - Printing.

SCAC Garden Work Party

Volunteers needed! Help bring the colour back to the SCAC garden - Saturday, May 26th, 10am. Please call 604.885.5412 to let us know you are coming.

The Business of Art

Where Business meets the Arts! A series of Sunday morning lectures and workshops designed & produced for artists, performers and arts organizations on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunday Film Series

An impressive line up of documentary films! Guest speakers and sponsors make this series convivial, mind-expanding and enjoyable.

Group Show: Trashformation

July 25 – August 19
Call for Artists! Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018

Children’s Summer Arts Program

Our Summer Children’s Art Program is back again with artist & muralist, Bruce Edwards and the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association. The program this year is from July 16 to 18.

Call for Submissions

Deadline to apply for the 2019 Exhibition season is June 30, 2018.

Doris Crowston Gallery Shows

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Jen Drysdale – This Earth

Exhibit: May 2 – 27, 2018
I primarily use acrylic and oil paint but recently began experimenting with cold wax and oils. Some new themes emerging for me through the use of cold wax and oil are the portrait, imagination and the unconscious.
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This is Who I Am: The Politics of the Queer Body

May 30 – June 24
This exhibition features the large scale works of visual artists Sheryl McDougal and Noel Silver.
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Katherine Johnston – Abstracts Exposed

June 27 – July 22
Colour, texture and mark-making often unite with a memory of landscapes observed, or a piece of classical or upbeat music playing in the background.
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Alanna Wood – Elemental Detail

June 27 – July 22
This exhibition of small-format abstract work is an exploration in conveying detailed visual information through a variety of media, some of which are quite unconventional.
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Group Show: Trashformation

July 25 – August 19
Call for Artists! Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018
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Alison Taylor – The Physics of Being

August 22 – September 16
The paintings, largely abstract, are loosely based on diagrams from undergraduate physics textbooks.

> See all 2018 Exhibits