The Sunshine Coast Arts Council

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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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29th Annual Hackett Park Arts & Crafts Fair

Make sure to be part of this year's fair. Application for vendors will be accepted till the end of July as long as space remains. This year's fair is August 13 and 14.
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Deck the Halls Christmas Craft Fair

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

Summer Arts Council Assistants

The SCAC have found their Summer Arts Council Assistants.

Children’s Summer Arts Program

Make sure to be part of this year's fair. To confirm your vendor space, please get your application in by March 26, 2016. This year's fair is August 13 and 14.

29th Annual Hackett Park Arts & Crafts Fair

Make sure to be part of this year's fair. Application for vendors will be accepted till the end of July as long as space remains. This year's fair is August 13 and 14.

Doris Crowston Gallery Shows

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“Self” – Hawkfeather Peterson

July 6–August 7, 2016

Seeking celebration of our inner and outer beauty, “Self" is an exhibition geared towards exploring our perception of who we are.
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“From There to Here: A Journey Through the Cosmos From Nothing to Nebulae to Nations “ – Lynda Manson

July 6–August 7, 2016

This collection of paintings will illustrate some possibilities to consider of the beginnings of our existence.
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“Works in Wood” – Woodcrafters

August 10–September 11, 2016

This is a wide-ranging show in the medium of wood displaying musical instruments, watercraft, furniture, cabinets, carvings, turnings, sculpture, and more from skilled amateurs and professionals in our community of the Sunshine Coast.
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“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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