The 2012 Sooke Fine Arts Show runs from July 28 through August 6 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex. 8,000 attendees are expected for this event, so it’s a good time to secure your accommodations in preparation for your visit to the Sooke area of British Columbia.
A History of Celebrating BC Fine Arts
The Sooke Fine Arts Show, the longest-running adjudicated event of its kind on Vancouver Island, is now in its 26th year of promoting and encouraging appreciation of fine art and artists. This annual event is organized and presented by the Sooke Fine Arts Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of local fine art and hosting this event as well as public art education on technique and expertise.
Sooke Fine Arts Show Events Offer a World of BC Art…and More!
The focus of the art show is, naturally, fine art and the artists, but there’s also music, gourmet food, wine, events for kids and seniors, and much more.
There are art submissions from all categories to view, including:
- Two Dimensional
- Three Dimensional
- Ceramic & Glass
- Fibre Arts
- Mixed Media and More
Artist submissions will be judged and compete for category awards and $12,000 in prizes.
PUBLIC SHOW: July 28 – August 6
(Opens Daily at 10 AM)
The premier fine artists of Vancouver Island and British Columbia’s Coastal Islands present over 350 works of art at the 16,000 square foot gallery space set up at Sooke’s SEAPARC Leisure Complex. Live music ranging from classical to jazz will accompany your stroll through the art.
TASTE OF SOOKE
Thursday, August 2 – 2–4 PM & Friday, August 3 – 2–4 PM
Seniors age 65 and up are invited to browse the art gallery and then to enjoy a free afternoon tea featuring premium teas served with a tasty scone and jam. Friday’s tea will feature the piano stylings of Doug Farr. Saturday’s tea will feature classical piano music selections from Shane Beech.
For more information about this event and how to purchase tickets, please visit the Sooke Fine Arts Show website.
Choose Sooke Accommodations as Unique as an Original Work of Art
Our member Sooke BC inns and bed & breakfasts provide an individualized lodging experience as you enjoy the Sooke Fine Arts show and all the attractions and activities the Sooke region of British Columbia has to offer.
Enjoy a wide array of breakfast options, luxurious and unique B&B guest rooms, and the personal attention to detail and area knowledge of the innkeepers at locations all across British Columbia’s Sooke region.
What’s Your Sooke Fine Arts Show Expectation or Experience?
The Sooke Fine Arts Show has been celebrated in the Sooke area since 1986 and has since grown to become a major fine art event on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada.
Please share your plans for this 2012 event and memories of past Sooke Fine Arts Shows.