Sechelt Arts Festival

Since 2004, the District of Sechelt has hosted a multi-day arts festival. The Festival offers a diverse range of arts performances, exhibitions, and workshops at various venues in Sechelt, BC. Details on events and program can be found on the festival website at: SecheltArtsFestival.com

FESTIVAL MANDATE

The Sechelt Arts Festival provides accessible arts programming to all residents of the District of Sechelt and area, showcasing local talent to residents and visitors in a professionally produced ten-fourteen day event. The Festival supports and encourages Sunshine Coast artists by providing opportunities for collaboration among the multi-talented coast arts community and embraces all art forms, including dance, music, theatre, heritage, and the visual arts. In 2019 over one hundred performers, artists, and 40 volunteers participated in the planning and implementation of the festival. As well, the festival recorded attendance of over 4,100 people from of all ages. Over 300 Coast students attended our school shows or toured the curated art exhibition and heritage exhibits.

FESTIVAL OBJECTIVES

• To expose our community to innovative and diverse artistic expressions

• To encourage artists to deepen, reflect, and challenge their art practices

• To encourage a collaborative dialogue and learning experience between artists and our indigenous cultures

• To include and encourage emerging artists