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.


32nd Annual Hackett Park Arts & Crafts Fair

Make sure to be part of the 2019 fair, to be held on August 17 and 18. Download 2019 Application Form


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“Local Colour” – Edges Sunshine Coast Artists

March 13–April 14
Artists: Frank Coldicott, Dièdra Goodwin, Judy McLarty, Diane Miles, Elaine Seepish, Alison Taylor, Odette Venuti.
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Steven Heighton

April 6, 2019, Doors 7pm
Steven Heighton is one of the most respected figures in Canadian literature, described by Yann Martel as a “man of letters.”
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Young People’s Own Show – Elementary Schools

April 18–May 5, 2019
This annual exhibition features work by Sunshine Coast Elementary Schools completed during the current school year.
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The Business of Art – Creating your Artist Website

April 28, 2019, 10am–1pm
A hands-on workshop that explores all options for creating your own artist website