Renting the Arts Centre

The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre is available for rentals to community groups, as well as for public and private events. Our exhibitions, programs and events take priority access to facilities, but if we are not using the space, we welcome you to use our premiere facilities on selected days, evenings and weekends. Whether you are organizing a public or private event, conducting an art workshop, or holding a meeting — our facilities will meet your needs.

The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

Built in 1979, the Arts Centre has two expansive and open gallery spaces with heritage construction, wood beams and a skylight. The gallery accommodates large functions and events with an artistic flair. All rentals include use of the kitchen. There is also a projector and screen, microphones and speakers available at no additional cost.

The Art Studio is available for rent for classes, workshops, maker space, or other appropriate uses.

The Music Studio is not currently available for rent.

Rental Information

  • Rental rates for the Gallery are $35/hour for a minimum of 3 hours*
  • Rental rates for the Art Studio are $15/hour
  • The Arts Centre Gallery & Kitchen is available for rent on Monday and Tuesday, as well as after 4pm on other days.
  • We request that first-time Art Studio renters book their studio time when staff are available to support: Wednesday – Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM.
  • All Renters must be members of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council in order to be covered by our liability insurance plan. Information on our low-cost annual memberships can be found here.
  • Additional Insurance is required if alcohol is being served at your event. Here is a website that offers private insurance.
  • If you are serving alcohol, you need to adhere to the BC Liquor Control Board regulations available here and you will need to provide the SCAC with a copy of the permit. You must also obtain a Serve It Right certificate, available here.
  • The Arts Centre has a projector and screen available for Gallery renters.

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