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Sooke Fine Arts Show

The 2012 Sooke Fine Arts Show is your opportunity to browse and buy fine art from Vancouver Island BC area artists.

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!

Sooke Fine Art Show

Fine art in all mediums from Vancouver Island and the Coastal Islands of British Columbia is the focus of the Sooke Fine Art Show.

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
  • Jewelry
  • Photography
  • 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.


Thursday, July 26 – 7-10 PM

Lousie RoseThis event is for those who simply cannot wait to view and buy the art offered at the show. For $25, you can get in two days ahead of everyone else and savour a gourmet selection of hors d’oeuvres and wines and the jazz sounds of Louise Rose & Friends Ensemble.


Friday, July 27 – 7-10 PM

Sooke Fine Art ShowThe creators of the show’s art works are the focus of this event for the artists, event sponsors and invited guests. The night’s festivities include award presentations and the jazz originals, standards and latin jazz of the Doug Farr Trio.

Tuesday, July 31 – 2-4 PM

Sooke Fine Arts Show Artz4KidsThe Sooke Fine Arts Society aims to make art fun for kids. The Artz4Kids event will entertain while educating with crafts, activities and prizes. Children ages 12 and under are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.


Thursday, August 2 – 7-9 PM

Taste of Sooke at Fine Art ShowSooke’s premier eating establishments offer up mouthwatering appetizers to enjoy along with a glass of wine as you ramble through the gallery and listen to the rhythms and grooves of the folk, rock and roots music of The Rhythm Miners – one of Sooke’s own.

Thursday, August 2 – 2–4 PM & Friday, August 3 – 2–4 PM

Tea and scone service for seniors at Sooke Fine Art ShowSooke Fine Art ShowSeniors 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.