The Sunshine Coast’s leading edge arts and cultural festival will be presented this year from October 8 to 25.
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone – but the Sechelt Arts Festival is forging ahead with a hybrid mix of live and online events to bring arts and culture to all Sunshine Coast residents. We are extremely pleased to be able to present two PREMIERE performance events, a Dan Brubeck Centenary Concert and a premiere event of solos and duets by Vancouver/NYC based international choreographer/performer Josh Beamish.
During this time, we will offer three public visual art exhibits in three Sechelt venues and a special heritage exhibit. All events have been planned to ensure social distancing and/or mask wearing as well as provide hygenic indoor environments inline with VCH safety protocols. This year’s visual art exhibits will overlap the Sunshine Coast art crawl, October 23, 24 and 25, BC Culture Days, and Sechelt’s annual art walk.
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.
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 students attended our school shows or toured the curated art exhibition and heritage exhibits.
See secheltartsfestival.com for more event details.