Arts

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

Upcoming opportunities:

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 and The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill

  • The exhibition program at Saanich Municipal Hall has restarted! Enjoy exhibitions free of charge by local artists weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm. Find info on the Saanich 
    Events Calendar
  • Exhibitions at the Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre remain closed at this time.

Call for 2021 Exhibitions: Arts Centre at Cedar Hill and Saanich Municipal Hall

  • Given recent facility closures due to COVID-19, some 2020 scheduled exhibitions were cancelled and are being rescheduled into 2021. A call for available 2021 exhibition opportunities will be released when the exhibit program at each facility is open to receive new exhibition applications.

If you would like to receive notification of the 2021 Call for Exhibitions, please contact Brenda Weatherston at brenda.weatherston@saanich.ca or 250-475-5557. Indicate your interest in Cedar Hill, Saanich Municipal Hall, or both.

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 2020 were cancelled. Stay tuned for updates. 
  • Are artists in your Saanich neighbourhood interested in planning a tour? Contact us!
Call for Artists: Gorge on Art - July 1, 2021
  • Interested in participating as an artist in Gorge on Art and the Gorge Canada Day Picnic for 2021? 2020’s event has been canceled due to COVID-19, however, you can sign up to receive information on next year's event as it is released!
  • This unique community event takes place along the Gorge Waterway on Canada Day, July 1, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email brenda.weatherston@saanich.ca to add your name to the list!

 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: