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


2023-24 Calls for Exhibits

The 2023-2024 Call for Exhibits at Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre has closed. The deadline for submissions to be considered in this review of applications was May 15, 2023. Late submissions are accepted on a waitlist basis, to be considered should space opportunities become available. Learn more here.

The 2023 Call for Exhibits at Saanich Municipal Hall is now open!
Find out more here.

Little Free Poetry Library Opens in Saanich!

Planet Earth Poetry joins us to bring a 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 if you would like to 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

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 

Community Canvas Mural Project

In 2022,the Saanich Community Canvas Mural Project. added three beautiful new murals in neighbourhood parks in Saanich! Learn more about these murals on our website, then hit the parks to enjoy these magnificent murals -- free to enjoy every day of the year, in any weather! 

About Arts and Culture in Saanich

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