Show FAQs

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

At 10:00 AM when the Show opens or an hour or so before closing every day.  On Saturday in the evening, we host our Meet The Artists event when the artists are in attendance to speak to visitors about their work.

Q. Is there parking nearby?

Parking at the Mary Winspear Centre is free.  The lot can fill up quickly during busy times.  Sidney has plenty of free and paid parking throughout the town which is a short walk to MWC.

Q. Why do you include photography?

The Sidney Fine Art Show is an event of the ArtSea Community Arts Council whose mandate is to be inclusive and support all forms of art including photography.

Q. What is the admission fee?

General admission is $8.

Q. Are children welcome?

Yes and there is no admission charge for children 12 years old and under.

Q. Is there a Senior rate or Group rate?


Q. Do I have to pay for a Show catalogue?

No.  Catalogues are included with your admission.

Q. I’m looking for my friend’s artwork. How can I find it?

There are volunteer Show Attendants circulating the gallery.  Just ask one of them.  They have the exhibition plan with the exact location of all pieces.

Q. How do I purchase a piece of art?

The Sales Desk is located in the lobby outside the exhibition hall.  They accept major credit cards, cash or cheque.

Q. Can I take the art home when I purchase it?

 No.  We ask that the art remain in situ until the Show closes on Sunday at 5 PM.  Purchasers are asked to return at that time to pick up their piece(s) or make arrangements for a designate to pick up the artwork.  The Sales receipt is required to authorize pick up.

Q. Is the Sidney Fine Art Show part of the ArtSea Community Arts Council?

The Show is sponsored annually by the ArtSea Community Arts Council to raise funds to support arts programming and program grants in the communities of the Saanich Peninsula.

Q. How can I contact you for more information?

 Email us at [email protected]