The Coast Collective Arts Centre is a dynamic, inspiring centre promoting art and culture, connecting community members of all ages through creative expression and explorations. Formed in late 2008, the Coast Collective Arts Centre represents a successful collaboration between business and the arts. What started off as a creative partnership between a leading group of local artists and Calgary hotelier Randy Royer and the Pacific Landing project, has now grown to embrace a new enterprising partnership with Westridge Landing and Len and Lloyd Wansbrough. In January 2016, the Coast Collective Arts Centre opened in our new custom-built gallery, artisan gift shop and classroom co-located with the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Colwood’s town centre.
Since opening our doors, The Coast Collective has welcomed thousands of visitors each year to discover and enjoy the arts. Operated by the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI), the Coast Collective has over 100 members and a dedicated volunteer base who work hard to deliver arts and cultural programs and services which animate the society’s mission and enrich the quality of life enjoyed by residents and visitors to the Capital Region of British Columbia.
The mission of the Society for Arts on the South Island is to nurture British Columbia arts and culture and southern Vancouver Island’s cultural economy, through the production and support of showcases of fine art and craft, the provision of arts education programs, as well as public performances and special community cultural events.
The Coast Collective Arts Centre is a dynamic, inspiring centre promoting art and culture, connecting community members of all ages through creative expression and explorations. Gallery exhibits bring the works of talented emerging and established Canadian artists and artisans to the public at an accessible location. An Artisan Gift Shop showcases juried handmade works that celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship of southern Vancouver Island. Exceptional, innovative, international-calibre instructors encourage the pursuit of excellence and fun for artists of all ages and abilities.
Voting Members of SASI and the Coast Collective can participate in the society’s Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors. Society members and members of the general public may also attend the regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Directors or make presentations to the board (with a minimum of 7 days’ notice in writing to the Society Secretary). Board meetings are held at 6:30pm on the third Thursday of each month in the Coast Collective classroom. Note: the October 2019 meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 23.