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

We offer a variety of opportunities to engage with the arts community and participate in the arts.


2025 Calls for Exhibition Proposals

Submissions for our 2025 solo and small group shows in The Main Gallery at Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre will be accepted until July 31. 2024. 

Individual artists, arts, culture, and community groups are invited to submit proposals for Saanich’s exhibition season between January – December 2025.

Submission Deadline:  July 31. 2024

Learn more about the Main Gallery at Cedar Hill

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Public Art Opportunities for Artists

Deadline to submit applications is August 28, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. PST

Applicants will be notified about the status of their application in mid-September, 2024.

Little Free Poetry Library Opens in Saanich!

Discover Planet Earth Poetry's Little Free Poetry Library to Saanich! Stop by the Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre to take a book or leave a book! Watch for works by local poets within the library. The library welcomes works for adults, children and youth. Developed in partnership with Saanich Community Services and the Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre. 
The library is maintained by the Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series Society. 
For questions, or donate a larger quantity of books (i.e. anything more than will fit easily and neatly on the shelves!) please contact Planet Earth Poetry at

Artists Updates!

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Arts and Culture in Saanich

Saanich facilitates a variety of opportunities for its citizens and support for artists through:

  • Partnering with local artists, groups, cultural and community associations and businesses.
  • Providing community arts programming, exhibition opportunities, special events, public art, and art programs at The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill.
  • Contributing to the CRD Arts Development Service which provides funding to arts organizations on behalf of 8 municipalities in the capital region.

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

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