saanichThe District of Saanich values public art as an important aspect of public spaces, yielding social, physical and economic benefits.

Where to Find Public Art

The District of Saanich is the largest municipality on Vancouver Island. It is located directly north of Victoria. Public art is dispersed across a large geographic area from the core surrounding municipal hall to the neighbourhoods of Blenkinsop, Cedar Hill, Royal Oak and Tillicum.

Public Art Policy

The District of Saanich’s Comprehensive Art Policy was adopted by Council in December 2001. Included within this document is a Public Art Policy to encourage the creation of new works of art for the enhancement of public spaces. The purpose of the District of Saanich’s Public Art policy is:

  • To increase the livability and artistic richness of the municipality by making art an on-going part of our environment;
  • To increase public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts;
  • To stimulate the creation of new works and the growth of the visual arts and art related businesses within the municipality; and
  • To provide a mechanism whereby citizens can be involved in the design of their public environment.

The District of Saanich contributes to the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service, which provides funding to arts organizations on behalf of nine municipalities and electoral areas in the capital region.

Artworks: Our Beginnings by Art Thompson; Stone poem for Rutledge by Tina Farmilo

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