LETTER: New library should have space for art

Weekly letters to the editor from within the Sooke community.

As many people know, Sooke is an incredible place and inspirational to many of the artists who reside in the area. There has been talk over the years of an artists’ space, a place where they can showcase their art and work.

While it may not be feasible to provide workspace, it is feasible to provide gallery space.

With the District of Sooke putting in close to $500,000 per year to the Vancouver Island Regional Library, it would be the perfect time to insist that the library include a public gallery in their plans.

With the District of Sooke purchasing the land, the district should have some say in what could potentially be included within the structure.

A public gallery would be a very fine addition to Sooke, a place to celebrate the talent we have in the region.

We have the Sooke Fine Arts Show for 10 days during the summer, which is incredibly popular. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have monthly shows featuring the artists in the region? It makes sense, it is the right time and it is giving something to the community which we do not have. It can only add to the community in a very positive way.

This is something worth supporting.

Pirjo Raits

Sooke