The Sooke Community Arts Council takes over the upper gallery at the Sooke Region Museum until May 23.

Local artists open show at museum gallery

Sooke Community Arts Council members take over gallery

Artists are a strange bunch. They usually work in seclusion, put themselves out to be judged, rarely make a living at their art, are sometimes understood and sometimes misunderstand.  But on the other hand they are passionate, creative and add value to all of our lives by what they do.

The Sooke Community Arts Council knows what makes artists tick, and they go about creating opportunities for those with an artistic bent to show their work.

Since 1987, the SCAC has celebrated the arts by giving grants in aid to many art-related groups in the Sooke region. The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sooke Harbour Players, the Sooke Fine Arts Show and the Sooke Scribblers. They encompass the fine arts, theatre, music and photography. The arts council hosts the Family Arts Fair, Beach Art Festival and Contest and Art in the Park along with smaller group shows.

Presently they have a show and sale of their members’ work at the Sooke Region Museum in the upper gallery from May 3 to 23. The 12th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale features pairings, pastels, photography, wearables in fibre, wood work, ceramic art and mosaics. Show open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free.

For more information on the Sooke Community Arts Council go to: www.sookecommunity  arts.com.

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