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The Sunshine Coast Centre is a unique log building conceived and designed by volunteer Clarke Stebner. Fundraising and construction of the building and its subsequent additions was completed by volunteers committed to the goal of creating a focus for the arts community.

Volunteer curator Keith Wallace, designed the gardens, which were initially planted and maintained by volunteers and the Sechelt Garden Club. Currently, a Garden Committee oversees volunteers and a contracted gardener for maintenance.

The storage and office space addition (built in 1994) was financed by community fundraising and grants from the Vancouver Foundation and Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation. The current art and music studios now stand on land formerly occupied by the Sechelt Public Works Department; the whole property is leased to the Arts Council for the token sum of $1 per year.

The cedar statue to the right of the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre entrance was carved by Dudley Carter, and three of the benches in the garden were carved by his grandson, Michael Vaughn.
Doris Crowston family
In 2008 the main gallery section of the building was dedicated and named after Doris Crowston, a long-time moving force behind the establishment of the gallery. Her family has created an endowment fund for the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in her name.

The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre is currently staffed by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council, with strong support from a team of dedicated volunteers. It hosts a variety of cultural events on a regular basis. The facility is available for private functions which must be arranged by calling (604.885.5412) or emailing sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com.

The studio, music room and gallery space as a public or private venue are rented on a regular basis.

For more information for cost and availability please call the Arts Centre office during business hours.