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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Young People’s Own Show – Secondary Schools

May 9–May 26, 2019
This annual exhibition features work by Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools completed during the current school year.
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“All That We Are” – LGBTQ2+ Show

May 30–June 30, 2019
Artists examine the very human process of finding the strength to be and express who we truly are and live lives free from fear and constraint.
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Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters

May 19, 2019
An impressive line up of documentary films! Guest speakers and sponsors make this series convivial, mind-expanding and enjoyable.
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Fundamentals of Woodcut (Black + White)

May 25 & June 1, 2019
This workshop will introduce you to carving and printing wood-blocks and is ideal for beginners.
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The Business of Art – Artist Rights

May 26, 2019, 10am – 1pm
This workshop will delve into important legal information for all artists, from copyright basics to contracts.