Presented by the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula, the 2017 Sidney Fine Art Show will be held October 13th – 15th at the Bodine Family Hall at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney BC. The Show is a world-class juried art show for serious artists, patrons, and appreciators of the arts. The first Show in 2003 was an outstanding success and since then has grown and developed into a highly anticipated annual event. Opening Night festivities will be on October 12th for invited guests.
Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Ave.
(Off Highway #17 at the gates to Sidney)
The Mary Winspear Centre has free parking in a large paved lot with wheelchair spots near the door, and is wheelchair accessible. There will be artist demonstrations throughout the three days of the show, with a special opportunity to meet the artists on Saturday Night (For more information see the “Meet the Artists” tab.).
Every year approximately 6,000 people come and admire the variety and quality of the art displayed in the gallery setting. Each year over 1,000 pieces of art are received for adjudication, and our dedicated jury selects close to 400 of the best to display. Each year cheques are written for close to $100,000 to the artists for art sold during the show: money that goes directly back to supporting our island artistic community. All funds raised by The Sidney Fine Art Show are used by the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula to support its many diverse programs.
Almost 300 volunteers, many of them artists, are directly involved in the many facets of the show from adjudication in September through the show weekend. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet artists, neighbours and new friends while helping to ensure the event is highly successful. The Show couldn’t possibly run without this dedicated and committed group.