The West Shore Arts Council serves the residents of five communities: Langford, Colwood, View Royal, Metchosin and Highlands, which form part of the Capital Regional District on Southern Vancouver Island. The population in our area is currently close to 100,000 and expected to double over the next twenty years. The West Shore Arts Council is the lead advocate for public understanding of, participation in and appreciation of the arts, culture and heritage and their valuable contribution to a vibrant community. In addition to serving the population within our communities, we act as a conduit for information exchange between other arts groups, maximizing opportunities for our members.
Their mission is to foster creativity, innovation, collaboration, and diversity of thought through actively engaging Westshore communities in the sharing or their art, culture and heritage in ways that are meaningful to them.
Projects include community green maps, an Emily Carr map, children's art shows, lantern festival, concert series, speaker series, Mother's Day paint-in, Canada Day at Ford Rodd Hill, art shows and arts festivals among others.
Their website has an events calendar, calls for entry, news, photo galleries, videos, a member directory and more.
Background image and photo by Bert Davis