• Life Drawing Group Show

    Life Drawing Group Show

    April 4 – 29, 2018
    This exhibition marks the Life Drawing Group’s 33rd Anniversary. Drawings from 2015 – 2018 are featured in various mediums.
  • Jen Drysdale – This Earth

    Jen Drysdale – This Earth

    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.
  • This is Who I Am: The Politics of the Queer Body

    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.
  • This is Who I Am: The Politics of the Queer Body

    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.
  • Katherine Johnston – Abstracts Exposed

    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.
  • Alanna Wood – Elemental Detail

    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.
  • Alison Taylor – The Physics of Being

    Alison Taylor – The Physics of Being

    August 22 – September 16
    The paintings, largely abstract, are loosely based on diagrams from undergraduate physics textbooks.
  • Paula O-Brien & Bruce Edwards – Paintings From Our Travels

    Paula O-Brien & Bruce Edwards – Paintings From Our Travels

    August 22 – September 16
    The artists present artwork from their travels. From small travel sketch books to lively plein air oils and watercolours and more finished studio works.
  • Paula O-Brien & Bruce Edwards – Paintings From Our Travels

    Paula O-Brien & Bruce Edwards – Paintings From Our Travels

    August 22 – September 16
    The artists present artwork from their travels. From small travel sketch books to lively plein air oils and watercolours and more finished studio works.
  • Eugina Stephenson – Painting with Fibre

    Eugina Stephenson – Painting with Fibre

    September 19 – October 14
    These pieces demonstrate and bring out that magic through the exaggeration of colour and texture.
  • Jennifer Goodwin – Floral Dialogues

    Jennifer Goodwin – Floral Dialogues

    September 19 – October 14
    I have been working with botanical imagery for many years, constantly exploring new mediums and visual expressions that allow me to portray the movement, energy and freshness of the surrounding natural environment.

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

The Boulevard of Banners

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council has launched a new series of Banners to adorn the streets of Sechelt. These banners can be found on Dolphin St. between Inlet and Trail and in front of the Arts Centre on Trail at Medusa.

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.

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

Summer Arts Council Assistants

The SCAC is looking for Summer Arts Council Assistants. Deadline for application April 28th. Job starts May 8, 2017. Click above for more information.

Doris Crowston Gallery Shows

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Life Drawing Group Show

April 4 – 29, 2018
This exhibition marks the Life Drawing Group’s 33rd Anniversary. Drawings from 2015 – 2018 are featured in various mediums.
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Jen Drysdale – This Earth

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

July 25 – August 19
Group Show - details to be posted soon.

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