Sechelt Arts Festival

The Sunshine Coast's leading edge arts festival will be presented this year from October 11 to 31. The multi-disciplinary Festival features visual art, music, heritage, drama, dance and a variety of workshops hosted at various indoor venues around the District of Sechelt, including Raven’s Cry Theatre, the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre and the Seaside Centre.

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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-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 2016 over one hundred artists, and 45 volunteers participated in the festival. As well, the festival recorded an attendance of 4,100 people from among of all ages, and over 600 students toured the curated art exhibition and heritage exhibits.

This year's theme is "Home Grown" which encourages artists and spectators to return to their roots. The festival will feature local Sunshine Coast artisans and performers, workshops and more.

Event theme

This year a distinguishable theme is in place for the event. Upcycle art!

Artists will be creating new and exciting artistic expressions from recycled objects, ideas, or turning traditional norms upside down in this fun and green art initiative that will surely produce one-of-a-kind works of art.


Each year there are a number of unique workshops on everything from performance, visual art, music, heritage, to issues of cultural importance and the presentation of creative makers in our community to help educate us on the unique art culture in the community.

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