Arts

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

Upcoming opportunities:

Call for 2021 Exhibitions: Saanich Municipal Hall Exhibition Program

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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. 
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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

The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill

Exhibitions at the Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre remain closed at this time but will reopen in early 2021. Some 2020 exhibitions that were cancelled due to COVID-19 will be rescheduled into 2021. A call for available 2021 exhibition opportunities will be released when the exhibit program reopens. If you would like to receive notification of the 2021 Call for Exhibitions, sign up for our Artist Updates today!

Saanich Artists Studio Tours 2021

Discover local art in beautiful Saanich! Artists welcome visitors to their studios. Free admission, all welcome. 
While normally tours take place annually in May, tours in 2021 will likely take place later in the year. Stay tuned for updates.
 
Are artists in your Saanich neighbourhood interested in planning a tour? Contact us!

Arts in Community 2021

While larger events such as Gorge Canada Day and Gorge on Art will not be possible this year, we will be planning small-scale ways to bring the arts and artists into the community. Have an idea or interested in participating as an artist? Email 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: