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Artisans Gift Gallery @ Tulista Park through December 23

The Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula presents the 2015 Artisans Gift Gallery. This show & sale features Island Artisans with traditional and contemporary works…

Volunteer Poster Nov. 2015

CACSP Seeking Volunteers

Anacortes Sister Cities Show

Art Show…Brings Sister Cities Together

“Artists and community members from across international lines gathered Thursday to Saturday for the first half of an art exchange between Anacortes and Sidney, B.C. We are connected by art, connected by beauty and connected by the Salish Sea,” Town Crier Richard Riddell said at an opening reception Thursday night. Mayor Laurie Gere said that events like this were helping to create a global community through building relationships one person at a time. She spent time at the end of last week showing Sidney Mayor Steve Price around Anacortes. He said he feels a real kinship between the two communities. “It’s like the borders don’t exist,” he said. He said the communities are growing closer and closer with this kind of exchange and the culture and talent it represents.

The Anacortes Arts Commission and Anacortes Sister Cities partnered with the Sidney Sister Cities Association and the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula for the show.

More than 40 pieces from Sidney artists were hung at the Depot Arts & Community Center for the three-day event. Artists were Don Barron, Colleen Golumbia, Isabel Jones, Richard Julien, Keith Levang, Shelley Lewis, Mal Mac Bride, Dale MacEwan, Rosalind McLure, Lesley Nicholls, Debra Olson, Kristin Rohr, Ruth Steinfatt, Diane Thorp, Maryanne Tomashewski, Lesley Turner, Maureen Walker, Jean Weller and Donna Williams.

In May, Anacortes artists will take their pieces to Sidney for a show there…”

Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:00 am by the Anacortes American: goanacortes by Briana Alzola
Image: “Mayors Laurie Gere and Steve Price presented each other with a gift at the opening reception for a special art show featuring pieces from Anacortes’ sister city of Sidney, B.C.”


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Thank You from the 2015 ArtSea Festival Committee

A big thank you to all who participated in this year’s ArtSea Festival…

Lantern Fest. 2015 You Would Think The Fish Would Go The Other Way

Thank You to the Participants of the Salish Sea Lantern Procession

Thank you to the 127 participants who braved rain, wind and cooler weather to participate in the Salish Sea Lantern Procession this past Saturday…

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‘Gallery by the Sea’ Enlivens Beacon Pier in Sidney

This year’s installment of ‘Gallery By the Sea,’ is now up on the outdoor walls of The Fish House on Sidney’s Beacon Pier for your viewing enjoyment…

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History of the Artisans Logo – Connections to the Past

We recently received the following and are delighted that our history has come home. Thank you Anthea & Michael McLauchlan & Adrian Kilby; our current success is built on your past contributions to this organization…

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CACSP Promotional Video Highlights Peninsula Arts

We are excited to present the new CACSP promotional video! Click HERE to view. Special thanks to the Pacific Design Academy and the Victoria Foundation.

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2016 Tulista Park Gallery Shows

*This is a draft document to be revised as artists refine shows. Please visit for up-to-date information. Shows run Monday through Sunday for one to two weeks from 10am-4pm. Free admission & parking. Revised Nov 2015

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2016 Tulista Park Gallery Rentals Sold Out

Our Tulista Park Gallery is available at operational cost to CACSP members to mount their own shows and exhibitions. Please call 250-656-7400 or email to get on the wait list for any cancellations…

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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…

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Distinctly Sidney Event Calendar


Click on this button to visit the Events Calendar


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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)…

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CACSP Artist Directory

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