for more info on the sooke fine arts show
sooke fine arts show, next year will be their 30th anniversary, and we are shouting it out to the world, this isn't an "art fair"
This years show opened this past Thursday, evening with the Purchasers Preview event, tonight is the artists awards night. The show runs for 10 days, with loads of special events and entertainment along with the most comprehensive show of contemporary west coast Canadian artists.
It takes a community to build a show of this calibre, the vision and dedication. On average 10 thousand people come to Sooke each year to take in the juried show of west coast island artists extending up to the Haida Gwai and down to Victoria. This is Vancouver Islands premier show, what a lot of people don’t realize is this probably Canada’s premier art show, put on by a community to promote Canadian art and fine craft.
Sooke is quickly becoming a community of Artists, supporting art, promoting art, teaching art, and sharing art of all mediums, performing, fine, craft, symphony, you name it we have it. all set in the most beautiful place on earth!
I can’t express how proud i am to be a part of this community with its artist people, and people who volunteer to help the arts and support the arts.