2015 ArtSea Festival October 16th to 25th – Sidney, BC


ArtSea Festival returns Oct. 16 – 25th. Each October artists from across Vancouver Island converge in Sidney, BC for a 10-day celebration of arts and culture.

The Sidney Fine Art Show kicks off the celebration on October 16, 17 & 18.
Please see www.sidneyfineartshow.ca for further details.

Paint/Wine Night – Saturday, October 17th 6:30 – 9:00 at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney. Get those creative juices flowing and join us in a fun evening of painting and wine. Local artist Odette Laroche will be leading you in creating your own masterpiece all the while enjoying a glass of wine. There is musical entertainment too, compliments of local guitarist John Mortenson. You will take a finished painting home and all art supplies are included. Tickets : $40 – Drinks purchased separately.

The ArtSea Gala Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 21, 7 pm in the Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre. Several Peninsula arts organizations donate time and talent in an unforgettable musical and dance journey. Proceeds benefit the ‘Arts in the Schools’ program.
Tickets : $10 Available at The Community Arts Centre at Tulista Park, 9565 Fifth Street, Sidney

Paint/Wine Night – Brentwood Bay Village Emporium – Saturday, October, 24th 6:30 – 9:00 pm
12 – 7103 West Saanich Rd. Come and “dabble in the Arts” under the instruction of resident Artist Odette Laroche, try a glass of tasty local vino and meet some new like-minded fun folk. You will take a finished painting home and all art supplies are included.
Tickets : $40 – Drinks purchased separately.

Businesses for ArtSea Festival. During the Festival, various businesses in and around Sidney will be hosting local artists as they give demonstrations and exhibit their artwork.

Fall Studio Tour October 24 & 25. 11am – 4pm
A free self-guided tour to visit the private studios of well-known local artists.
Downloadable Map available soon on our website www.cacsp.com

Star Cinema Fundraiser – to Benefit the Arts in Schools Program – Time and Date TBA.
Please check website for details www.cacsp.com

The Artisans Gift Gallery, is a popular show of works by Island Artisans. Show runs through December 23 , Tuesday – Sundays (closed Mondays) 10am – 4pm – Community Arts Centre at Tulista Park Gallery, 9565 Fifth Street, Sidney

Over 400 local artists are highlighted over the course of the Festival with most events free to the public.