Wednesday July 21, 2021 | SOOKE, BC [updated July 22, 2021]
by Jalen Codrington | Island Social Trends
The Sooke Fine Arts Show (SFAS) is a 35-year strong, 11-day community arts experience, viewed online by over 10,000 visitors last year. Each year, jurors who are experienced artists in their own right, select about 350 original works to collectively form the largest juried art show on Vancouver Island.
Sponsors of the show from across Vancouver Island and surrounding regions help keep the Sooke Fine Arts Show lights on (or in the case of this year, the screen of your digital device). Many of the sponsors have supported the show for several years in a row.
Here are the 2021 Sooke Fine Arts Show sponsors and supporters:
- Government of Canada
- Province of British Columbia
- District of Sooke
- CRD Arts Commission
- Victoria Foundation
- Butler Concrete & Aggregate Ltd.
- Bell Media: CFAX 1070
- Bell Media: CTV News Vancouver Island
- Keycorp Development and Marketing
- Times Colonist
PLATINUM ($2,500 – $4,999)
GOLD ($1,000 – $2,449)
- Island Blue Print Co. Ltd.
- Island Social Trends
- RE/MAX Marketing Group
- Sooke Arts Council
- Sooke Home Hardware
- South Shore Gallery
SILVER ($500 – $999)
- 4-M Bobcat & Trucking Ltd.
- Citta Construction Ltd.
- Inspired + Magazine
- Lannon Creek Holdings
- Mary Brookes – Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty
- Prestige Oceanfront Resort
- The Market Stores
- Vancouver Island Lodge
- West Coast Super Storage
- Westhills Land Corp.
- Woodland Creek
- YAM Magazine / Page One Publishing
BRONZE ($250 – $499)
- 328 Taphouse & Grill
- 4 Beaches B&B
- Irwin & Associates
- On Point Project Engineers Ltd.
- Opus Art Supplies
- Sheringham Distillery
- Tammi Dimock
- Verity Construction
COPPER ($100 – $249)
- Moore & Co Insulation
- Preview Magazine
- SEAPARC Leisure Centre
- Seaside Magazine
- Sooke Brewing Company
- Sooke Fax & Copy Centre
- The Artisan’s Garden
Sponsors are appreciated:
Sponsorship shines a spotlight on the wealth of artistic talent in the area, inspire art lovers of all ages, and support the community spirit that makes this show happen. The Sooke Fine Arts Society describes the reasons to donate, as these:
It means the wealth of artistic talent in the region can shine.
It means audiences who might never otherwise have the chance can learn about, engage with and fall in love with art.
It means encouraging young artists to develop their own talents.
It means bringing a community together.
There is a Purchaser’s Preview on Thursday June 22 at 7 pm (tickets $25). But otherwise the online Sooke Fine Arts Show is free to the public to view online, from July 23 through August 2, 2021.
Meet the 2021 Sooke Fine Arts Show jurors (July 20, 2021)
Sooke Fine Arts Show online again in 2021 – starts July 23 (July 20, 2021)
Jurors & artists gearing up for 2021 online Sooke Fine Arts Show (May 14, 2021)
Sooke Fine Arts Show virtual again in year-two of pandemic (March 5, 2021)
Success for first-time virtual Sooke Fine Arts Show (August 17, 2020)
Sooke Fine Arts Show online during COVID July 24-Aug 3 (June 27, 2020)
Premier Horgan at the 33rd Sooke Fine Arts Show (July 27, 2019)