CACSP Celebrates Sidney’s Family Day Weekend with a Raffle for “Arts in the Schools”

February 7-9 is Sidney’s Family Day Weekend and the creative building fun returns with the LEGO Brick Festival. The CACSP will be in on the fun with a LEGO Watch System raffle to raise funds for our venerable “Arts in the Schools” Program. The popular LEGO Watch System is valued at $200 and is coveted by children and adults alike. Tickets are available through February 9th at various venues around Sidney. Call 250-656-7400 or email to find out where you can purchase a ticket today! Every penny from your purchase goes directly to enhance arts education and arts experiences in the Saanich School District (SD 63). Build the future by supporting children in the arts. Click HERE to learn about Sidney’s Family Day Weekend & LEGO Brick Festival

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Sandy Bligh and Diane Thorp Open Studio, January 25-31

Sandy Bligh and Diane Thorp welcome visitors to their ‘studio’ at Tulista Park Gallery for the week.  Paints, canvas, fibre and loom will be at work and artwork by the two artists will be on display.

Open 10am-4pm
5th and Weiler, Sidney
Free admission and free parking

Visit to learn more

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CACSP Small Expressions Show – Call to Artists

The CACSP’s 5th annual Small Expressions Show is almost here! This exciting little show features artwork 12 x 12 (x12) inches or smaller. Artists in all mediums are encouraged to apply. Click HERE to download an application or pick one up at our Tulista Park Gallery at 5th & Weiler in Sidney or at the Island Blue Store in Sidney. Registration deadline is February 26th.




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Just 14 Days Open for 2015 Tulista Park Gallery Rental

Space is very limited for Tulista Gallery rentals in 2015! Call or email now to reserve one of the few remaining spaces for your 2015 show! We are also taking ‘Dibs’ for rental space in 2016 at this time.

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Winners of CAPACOA Awards Announced

Two BC recipients are among the winners of the CAPACOA Awards, which recognize excellence in the field of live performance touring and presenting. Click HERE to view the report.

From Alliance for Arts and Culture January 28, 2015 Blog

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Reports on Support of the Arts, Economic and Social Benefits

“The latest edition of Arts Research Monitor from Hill Strategies Research includes summaries of recent reports that examine business support for the arts in Canada, perceptions of businesses and the public regarding supporting the arts, the social and economic benefits of arts organizations in Alberta, the long-term economic impacts of the arts in American metropolitan areas, and potential indicators of the benefits of the arts for community livability.” Please click HERE to view the reports

From Alliance for Arts and Culture January 28, 2015 Blog

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CACSP Presents $10,000 Grant to School District 63 for ‘Arts in the Schools’ Program

On Wednesday night representatives from the CACSP, Councillor Barbara Fallot of the Town of Sidney and Councillor Alicia Cormier of the District of Central Saanich, (Councillor Geoff Orr of the District of North Saanich sending his regrets) attended the Saanich School Board’s (SD63) first 2015 Board meeting to present this year’s ‘Arts in the Schools’ Grant…


CACSP welcomes the Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society for the Month of February

A warm welcome to the Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society (SPAC) for the month of February in the Tulista Gallery. SPAC will hosts 26 days of mini workshops for its members in a wide variety of mediums. Please contact to become a SPAC member and enjoy creativity, comradery and professional growth!

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An Exciting Year of Shows and Events for 2015

Here is the list of CACSP shows and events for 2015 as they now stand

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Distinctly Sidney Event Calendar


Click on this button to visit the Events Calendar



New Study on BC’s Music Industry

British Columbia is the third largest centre for music production in Canada…

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CACSP January Office and Gallery Hours

Office is (mostly) open Monday to Friday 9:30-2:30 (please knock loudly on front door). There is a mail drop in the back door (oceanside) if we are not in
Gallery will remain closed until the next show starts January 25th

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Arts Reading

We hope you have enjoyed the postings of latest arts research over the past year. If you are interested in reading more over the holidays click HERE  . This link will bring you to the Hill Strategies website where you can browse through past research reports ranging from aboriginal arts to arts education to the health benefits of the arts AND SO MUCH MORE! Happy holiday reading.

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Member Group Grants Awarded for 2015

Congratulations to the following member groups on receipt of CACSP grants for 2015…

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Like CACSP on Facebook!

CACSP is now on Facebook and seeking friends. Please like and/or friend us! Find us at and receive show updates and other real-time happenings.

CACSP Now Listed on CanadaHelps and Victoria Foundation

The CACSP was recently approved for listing on CanadaHelps and Victoria Foundation…

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Art Classes on the Peninsula – List with CACSP!

Artists, if you teach art classes or offer arts instruction on the Peninsula we want to know…


Local Businesses who Support Local Artists

Do you know of a local business in Sidney, North Saanich or Central Saanich that helps promote local art and artists through sales available to the public?


Resource for BC Arts

Visit to find arts venues & events throughout BC


CACSP vs SPAC-Friends not Foes

Confusion abounds regarding the difference between the CACSP (Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula) and the SPAC (Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society)…