ArtSea Community Arts Council is a volunteer-run organization with a mission is to support and promote the development of all forms of the arts and cultural activities on the Saanich Peninsula. ArtSea makes it possible for residents and visitors to enjoy many exciting programs and community events including, the Sidney Fine Art Show, the Spring and Fall Studio Tour, the Salish Sea Lantern Festival, and many shows and events at the ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park. All activities are open to the entire community, welcoming artists at all levels, from emerging to professional artists, arts and culture groups, and community members curious about the arts. Service to our members reflects their interests and responds to their concerns. ArtSea also provides financial support, in the form of member funding grants, for several local arts and culture organizations, and offers a student scholarship for the arts.
ArtSea offers rental space to members at the ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park along the waterfront in Sidney. The space is suitable for classes, workshops, exhibitions, displays, artistic residencies and shows with sales.
ArtSea provides a collective voice for the arts community. Provincial and municipal funding is augmented by our own fundraising initiatives.
Joining ArtSea is important to all art and culture lovers. A strong membership facilitates high quality and diverse artistic programming and events. And it lets the British Columbia Government know that supporting the ‘Arts’ is important for the health of a well-balanced community.
Want to join our Board of Directors? Volunteer? Lead a committee? Or just learn more? Visit artsea.ca
Art . Culture . Community
People often wonder why so many artists, musicians, and highly skilled crafts people live in Sidney and on the Saanich Peninsula. Is it the beautiful environment, the laid-back lifestyle, or other factors that make the area such a haven for creative people? No one will ever know for sure, but the richness of the visual and performing arts is truly remarkable. For a copy of our walking tour map, click here!