Art in Sooke

Sooke is an eclectic community and with this comes fabulous finds and extraordinary art. Instead of just coming in for your appointment go on a little excursion to seek out some of Sooke’s gems. We’ve even created a map for you!

South Shore Gallery

Your first stop will be the South Shore Gallery. This gallery showcases original fine art by BC artists and goes beyond just paintings. You can discover ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, fiber art, glasswork, sculpture, and photography. The space is vibrant, full of colour and sure to brighten any gloomy Island day.

Jame Roberts Fine Art

Located in East Sooke, you can find James Roberts Fine Art. James Roberts is an Edmonton native who has spent his career all over Canada but chose Sooke as his permanent home. His works are based on the vivid memories of his travels around the world and evoke a clear sense of curiosity and exploration. Roberts has also been a designer who informs the construction of each of his pieces. Using a mix of manufactured and natural material he is constantly looking to change and evolve with his art. Truly a gallery not to be missed.

Barking Dog Gallery

If you’re looking to get a little creative yourself, The Barking Dog Gallery is your spot. They crave the unique and seek out one-of-a-kind works done by Island artists and a few from BC’s mainland. This gallery is all about whimsy!! They offer workshops to help spark your creative mind or re-finish old furniture. They also carry a range of books by local authors. So, we’ve got whimsy, eclectic pieces, local authors, and art empowering workshops; where do I sign up!?

Sooke Harbour House

Sooke Harbour House is home to many an Island artist and their gallery is a bastion of local creativity. Their collection is curated to reflect the surrounding environment, including the ocean, rainforest, and gardens of Sooke. Sustainability is also an important part of the gallery’s ethos and you’ll find this theme bursting from every corner. They encourage local artists to submit their own works so if you are an artist in need of a wall, you might be what they are looking for.