Our Projects

Metchosin Community House Happenings

Metchosin Community House 4430 Happy Valley Road, Metchosin Phone: 250-478-5155 Email: mcahouse@telus.net The Metchosin Community Association hosts a wide variety of ongoing art-related events: Art Drop In Weekly drop-in art sessions every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The only requirement is a MCA membership at $10 for the year. Art on the Walls Monthly […]

M’akola Family Art Studio 2016

We partnered with M’akola Group of Societies to bring the Family Art Studio – a family-friendly art-making series with an aim to bring families together through creative and collaborative art-making. This three-part workshop series was designed for M’akola tenants, who are primarily Aboriginal people and families! Photos by Erin Henneberry

Youth at Risk Band 2016-17

The BC Arts Council provided funding for this program. Participating youth (age 12-17) are formed into small bands and enjoy regular free coaching by professional musicians from the Westshore Music Academy. In addition to making new friends and acquiring new skills, the opportunity for public performances increase self-confidence. Photos by Bert and Laura Davis

Lantern Festival (2016)

“Light Up the Hills” in September 2016 was a thoroughly successful project and will be repeated in 2017 due to popular demand. Three preliminary lantern-making workshops were hosted by Langford Legion and the Coast Collective, and lantern-making materials were also provided at the start of the event at the new Belmont Secondary School. Participants were […]

Canada 150 Art Tree Project (2017)

A national event to celebrate Canada 150, this project was organized by the West Shore Arts Council for elementary school students, cubs and brownies. Several of the completed art trees were displayed at the Coast Collective art centre in the Children’s and Youth’s Art Shows.

Recycle Art Show

April 17 through May 7, 2017. The management at Westshore Mall in Langford proposed this project and provided both the recycled plastic bottles and the venue for the resulting display. The artist winning the people’s choice vote received a cash prize of $1000. Winner: Inukshuk; second place: Go West, Young Man. Photos by Bert Davis

Quilt Show (2017 )

Many delightful quilts, of all shapes and sizes, were displayed over several days in Westshore Town Centre. This was a collaboration between the West Shore Arts Council and the Victoria Quilters Guild.