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Full house for 2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show Purchaser’s Preview

"It's so wonderful to have the show back live!"

Friday July 22, 2022 | SOOKE, BC [Updated 3:40 pm]

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

There was a full house at the 2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show (SFAS) Purchaser’s Preview last night. The $45 tickets had sold out by mid-afternoon yesterday.

The July 21 evening event was an opportunity for art patrons and local community supporters to preview this year’s show.

There are 380 artworks on display in the exhibit at SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke, where the arena becomes transformed into a professional exhibit display of a full range of creations including paintings, photography, sculpture, clay and pottery, glassworks, woodworks, jewelry and more. | Art Preference Poll (open to July 31, 2022) – what is your favourite type of artwork at an art show?

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The 2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show runs July 21 to Aug 1 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex.

Great to be back in person:

Now in 2022, the Sooke Fine Arts Show is now 36 years strong. People retained their loyalty during the pandemic, with the Sooke Fine Arts Show being online for their 11-day runs in 2020 and 2021. But this year people are glad to be back in person.

“People are thrilled. It’s so wonderful to have the show back live,” says Terrie Moore, Executive Director, SFAS.

“Wow” was frequently heard during the evening, she says.

Artist Celebration Event:

VIPs from the community usually attend the Artists Celebration Event, which is coming up tomorrow night, Saturday July 23.

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Premier John Horgan at the 32nd Annual Sooke Fine Arts Show, July 28, 2018 [File photo: Mary P Brooke / West Shore Voice News]

Artists, sponsors, and dignitaries gather in celebration of the 2022 award-winning pieces chosen by this year’s jurors. The event is by invitation only.

It runs 7 to 10 pm, by invitation only.

Show dates & hours | July 22 to August 1:

The full run of the 11-day show starts today July 22, through to BC Day holiday Monday on August 1. Hours are:

Opens at 10am daily, July 22- August 1.
Closes at 7pm daily, except:
– July 23 – closes at 5pm
– August 1 – closes at 5pm
– July 28 – open until 9pm for M-ART-ket night

Check the SFAS Show Hours 2022 page for any changes or updates.

Full 2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show Sponsor List:

The full list of 2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show Sponsors is also on the SFAS website.

PARTNERS: Government of Canada | Province of British Columbia | District of Sooke | CRD Arts Commission | Victoria Foundation

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Proud to be a Sooke Fine Arts Show 2022 Partner.
Proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show.

DIAMOND $5000+:

Butler Concrete & Aggregate Ltd. | Bell Media: CFAX 1070 | Bell Media: CTV News Vancouver Island | Keycorp Consulting Ltd. | SEAPARC Leisure Complex | Tom Lee Music | Times Colonist | Used.ca

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Proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show.
Proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show.

PLATINUM $2500+:

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Proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show.

Island Social Trends | Marsden Group | Point No Point Resort | West Coast Grill

GOLD $1,000+:

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Proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show.

Clarkston Construction | Croy & Co Stage Lighting Ltd | Dr. Chris Bryant & Staff | Monk Office / Island Blue Print Co. Ltd. | Prestige Oceanfront Resort | RE/MAX Marketing Group | Sooke Arts Council | Sooke Home Hardware | Sooke News Mirror | The Artisan’s Garden | VIMEX Contracting Ltd | West Coast Super Storage | Yvonne Cabot

SILVER $500+:

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Proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the Sooke Fine Arts Show.

4M Bobcat & Trucking Ltd. | Citta Construction Ltd. | Dumont Tire Ltd | Island Vacation Homes | Inspired + Magazine | Lannon Creek Holdings | Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty | Otter Point Dental | Spinnakers Soda Co. | Totangi Properties Ltd | Village Food Markets | Westhills Land Corp | YAM Magazine / Page One Publishing

BRONZE $250+: 17 Mile Pub | Carolyn’s Boutique | Hallgreen & Faulkner Law Corp | On Point Project Engineers Ltd. | Plan Contracting | Preview Guide Magazine | Sooke Backhoe Services Ltd. | Sooke Eyecare | Sooke Lions Club | South Shore Gallery | Tammi Dimock Personal Real Estate | Titanium Tents | Western Foods Ltd

COPPER $100+: Cheri Sutherland Realtor | EnerTech Solutions Ltd | Forbes Pharmacy | Fosters Moving & Storage | Island Arts Magazine | Janet Evans | Len Banner Construction Ltd | Little Vienna Bakery | Menard Plumbing & Heating | Nexgen Hearing | Ocean Breeze Drywall | Seaside Magazine | Sooke Fax & Copy Centre | SookePoint Ocean Cottages | VanDop Art Guide

Illuminating local talent:

“Sponsors like the Butler family are an inspiration and their commitment to local artists and the arts helps to illuminate local talent, nurture emerging artists in the community, and inspire other sponsors and volunteers to support the Show,” says Moore.

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The annual Sooke Fine Arts Show exhibit is professionally presented [West Shore Voice News 2019 / Chelsea Kirkpatrick]

“From corporate sponsorship to individual donations, and from goods and services to the gift of time that all of our volunteers give, the Sooke Fine Arts Show runs on the energy, gifts, and contributions of local businesses, families, and art lovers for which we are so grateful.”

Purchasers’ Preview Night:

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Purhaser’s Preview Night at the Sooke Fine Arts Show in 2019 [Mary P Brooke / West Shore Voice News]

The Sooke Fine Arts Show is unveiled each year with Purchasers’ Preview Night (this year on Thursday July 21) — that’s an exclusive, ticketed event which allows seasoned and new art collectors and purchasers first access to view and purchase their favourite unique artworks.

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This year guests at the Preview Night enjoy beverages and assorted hors d’oeuvres by 4 Beaches Catering, live music with Broke and Blue, and the excitement of experiencing a live art event again.

Purchaser’s Preview Night July 21 tickets are available for $45 at sookefinearts.com .