Show Weekend FAQ

Q. When is the best time to come to the show?


While the show can be very busy on Saturday and afternoons, it is quite quiet on Friday and Saturday at dinner time and in the evenings. Come then to enjoy the “Celebrate Local” and “Meet the Artists” events, respectively. Or come first thing, at 9:00 am to really get close to the art.

Q. Why do you include so many types of art?


Because we are an event of the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula, our mandate is to be inclusive, and to support all forms of artistic expression.

Q. Why is photography allowed in the show?


Again, because the mandate of the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula is to be inclusive of all forms of artistic expression, photography is recognized as an art form and is eligible for entry to the show.

Q. Is there an admission fee for children?


We do not charge for children 12 and under, and we encourage you to bring them! It’s a great way to show children the variations and possibilities for artistic expression.

Q. Is there a Senior’s rate or group discount?


Part of the mandate of the CACSP is to encourage public awareness and appreciation of the richness of cultural life on the Peninsula. By keeping the admission to a very reasonable $7 and ($12 for a three-day pass) we believe the show is accessible to all, so we don’t offer further discounts.

Q. How is the Sidney Fine Art Show related to the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP)?


The Sidney Fine Art Show is the largest juried art show sponsored by the CACSP. The Chair of the Sidney Fine Art Show is a Director of the CACSP. Any SFAS proceeds raised, above those needed to cover expenses, go back to the CACSP to support arts programs and grants.

Q. I have a question that isn’t answered on the website. Who do I contact?


Contact us at [email protected]