Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2023, the Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society (SPAC) supports the arts in the Greater Victoria region, the Saanich Peninsula and the Gulf Islands.

Applications for membership are only open to residents of one of these municipalities.

Annual Membership Fee:

  • Individual $35
  • Family Primary $45
  • Family Non-Primary $0

2023 Membership Year: January 1st to December 31st

2023 Memberships Available for Purchase: October 1, 2022 through to September 30, 2023

New Member Application Form:

Activities & Member Benefits

General Meetings

Held monhtly, the first Monday of October through June at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, BC.

Meeting times:

  • October, April, May and June: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • November, December, February and March: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • January Social: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

In addition to keeping up-to-date regarding SPAC activities and business, meetings include:

  • Guest speaker – discussing their art and a presentation of their work
  • Displays of member-featured artwork
  • Meet and mingle social, refreshxments & light snacks
  • Borrowing library of art-related books
  • Door prizes!

Membership Achievement Award

The annual Outstanding Service Award honours two current members for their exceptional dedication and volunteer service to SPAC. Recipients can use the funding to further their studies in an area related to visual arts

Art Chat Newsletter

Emailed monthly between October and June, Art Chat is SPAC’s internal newsletter. An informative, interesting and fun journal of SPAC’s happenings.

2024 Spring Art Show

SPAC is renown for its long-running, members-only, non-juried Spring Art Show – held in April at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, BC.

To be an exhibiting artist at the Show, your 2024 membership application form and payment must have been received by December 31, 2023.

February Mini-Workshops

Every February, we fill some of those dark, dreary winter days with something amazing: the fabulous February Mini-Workshops. These peer-taught classes cover everything from advanced techniques to fun crafts. So popular, the majority of seats were filled within the first 3 days of going on sale!


We love bringing in guest artists to put on extended, in-depth training workshops. Annual calendar is available online.

Point of View Challenge

Each year, SPAC hosts our Point of View Challenge. After voting for one of several photographs from Sidney Shutterbugs, members create their own interpretation of the photo. Delightfully creative, the results are exhibited at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.