Arts

The District of Saanich strives to increase community arts and cultural opportunities and capacity.

Upcoming opportunities:

Call for 2022 Exhibitions:

Saanich Municipal Hall

Exhibition space is available free of charge at Saanich Municipal Hall on a rotating basis for the display of regional arts and culture. Exhibits are typically up to 6 weeks in duration. A call for exhibit submissions is done once annually, and applications are reviewed as received. Apply early for the best selection of opportunities. A waitlist is maintained.

2022 Saanich Municipal Hall Exhibition Program
Saanich Municipal Hall Guidelines and Procedures
2022 Saanich Municipal Hall Application Form

Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre - Main Gallery

The Call for Exhibitions at the Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre Main Gallery has now closed and applications are being reviewed and successful applicants will be notified in late January. Late applications are accepted on a waitlist basis and reviewed if new openings arise.  An Exhibits call for the Cedar Hill Lounge Gallery may open at a later date. Sign up for the Artists Update List today to receive notice of new opportunities.

Exhibitions at Cedar Hill are scheduled on a rotating basis for the display of regional arts and culture. Exhibits are typically 3 weeks in duration. A call for exhibit submissions is done once annually, and applications are reviewed by committee. Successful applications are notified once selections are made. A fee is charged for confirmed exhibitions.

2022 Cedar Hill Exhibit Program
Cedar Hill Exhibit Guidelines and Procedures
2022 Cedar Hill Exhibit Application Form

Call for Volunteer Artists to Participate in 2022 Exhibitions Selection Committee
2022 Exhibition Selection Committee Information
2022 Artist Application for Selection Committee

A Call for Exhibits in the Cedar Hill Lounge Gallery will be made at a later date. Sign up for the Artists Update List today to receive notice when the call is ready

Sign up for Artists Updates today!

Find out about upcoming arts and culture opportunities, initiatives and events for artists and cultural groups. Opportunities may include (but are not limited to): calls for exhibition, public art calls, performance opportunities, and special events participation.
Sign up for the artist update list 

Exhibition Program

Saanich Municipal Hall
Enjoy exhibits on your next visit to Saanich Municipal Hall, weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm. Find more information on exhibiting artists and exhibits on the Saanich Events Calendar.

Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre
Find out about our upcoming exhibits on the Saanich Events Calendar.  

Tillicum Centre
We are pleased to introduce a new pilot exhibition space offered through Tillicum Centre! Enjoy exhibits by local artists on your next visit. Find more information on exhibiting artists and exhibits on the Saanich Events Calendar.

Saanich Artists Studio Tours 2022
Discover local art in beautiful Saanich! Artists welcome visitors to their studios. Free admission, all welcome. Tours take place in May/June, and some in Fall. Stay tuned for updates.

Are artists in your Saanich neighbourhood interested in planning a tour? Contact us!

Arts in the Community Summer 2022: Call for Artists

Each year, Saanich invites proposals from artists and arts groups for small-scale outdoor activities and activations connecting the community with the arts in Saanich parks and public spaces. More information will be released in Spring 2022. Sign up for Artists updates below to keep up to date on new opportunities or contact Brenda Weatherston at brenda.weatherston@saanich.ca.

Saanich facilitates opportunities for its citizens and encouragement and support for its artists through:

  • Creating partnerships with local artists and groups, cultural and community associations, cultural organizations and businesses
  • Offering arts programming, exhibitions, special events and opportunities at The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, Municipal Hall and other venues
  • Contributing to the CRD Arts Development Service, which provides funding to arts organizations on behalf of 8 municipalities in the capital region
    CRD Arts Development Service

Learn more about Saanich's art and culture programs, facilities, and policies: