The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is a volunteer-based society founded February 22, 1966 to raise the profile of local artists and artisans. Our mandate: to broaden the opportunities for the citizens, artists and artisans of the Sunshine Coast to enjoy and participate in local cultural activities.

Over the years the Sunshine Coast Arts Council has been a vital resource for the artistic and cultural life of the Sunshine Coast community. The Arts Centre building includes: the ‘Doris Crowston’ public gallery, showcasing the work of local British Columbia artists; a music studio housing a community grand 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 throughout the year including: concerts, literary readings, lectures, public events, and children’s activities.