The Sidney Fine Art Show and Sale began in 2003 and has become one of the largest and most prestigious shows on Vancouver Island. This 3-day event now attracts 3,000 visitors to view the art at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, BC each October on the weekend following Thanksgiving.
More than 1,000 pieces of art are brought in for adjudication. The Jurors view every piece then must choose only 400 for the Show. It is always a diverse selection of painting, sculpture, fibre arts, photography and other media guaranteed to intrigue the viewer and stimulate discussion. Word has spread among out visitors that this is THE show to see.
The Sidney Fine Art Show and Sale is organized and run entirely by volunteers. The Organizing Committee is a core group of seven dedicated people who work year-round to ensure the Show’s success. An additional 200 people willingly volunteer their time to run Adjudication in September and the Show in October.
This is the premier annual event for the ArtSea Community Arts Council. Funds raised go directly to support art and cultural programming on the Saanich Peninsula.