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Beautiful. Local. Unique. The best arts and crafts of the Southern Gulf Islands. Just in time for the holidays.

Open Daily 10-5 Nov 24 - Dec 21



Kids, Youth and Adult workshops at Mahon Hall. January through March.

Winter & Spring Break Classes



Crafts. Music. Snacks. Tons of Fun at Mahon Hall on Monday, Feb 12



Welcome to the Salt Spring Arts Council.

Upcoming Events:

At Large: Further Explorations in Encaustic Technique

January 19 @ 10:00 am - January 21 @ 4:00 pm

At Large: Open Studio Days

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 26, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on October 3, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on January 9, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on January 16, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on January 23, 2018 at 10:00am

Assemblage Paintings

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Printmaking Intensive

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until February 23, 2018

Soft Beast Sculpture

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Workshops on the Rock

With over 60 workshops to choose from in 3 different sectors there is something for everyone. READ MORE

Artcraft + Wintercraft

Enjoy the very best contemporary arts and crafts made by BC’s Southern Gulf Islands’ artisans and artists. Artcraft is the Arts Council-run gallery and gift shop located in Mahon Hall.READ MORE

Behind the Lines: Contemporary Art from Syria

This February, SSAC is stepping well beyond the borders of our Island to bring a powerful exhibit of contemporary Syrian artists. Behind the Lines is a partnership between: the Penticton Art Gallery & the Cyrrus [...]

The Latest News

Discover the most up to date news from the Salt Spring Arts Council: Events, Workshops, Exhibits, and a variety of arts news for Salt Spring Island. READ MORE



LandArt @ ArtCraft presents experimental and responsive landscape art installations that stimulate interest and community engagement with the arts and our natural environment.  READ MORE


Salt Spring National Art Prize

This biennial competition has been established to promote creative dialogue and collaboration between the Salt Spring Island arts community and artists from across Canada. READ MORE

Artist in the class

Each school year the Salt Spring Arts Council enriches the lives of Salt Spring Island students by placing literary, performing and visual artists and artisans in classrooms throughout School District #64 READ MORE


Support the arts, keep on top of arts news and connect with others by joining the Salt Spring Arts Council. READ MORE

Salt Spring Arts Council | Mahon Hall

Mahon Hall rentals

Rent the hall for private events, theatrical performances, classes, workshops, fundraisers, meetings, and weddings. READ MORE


Showcase Exhibitions

This showcase of contemporary visual art and fine craft exhibitions is featured on the stage in Mahon Hall from June through September. READ MORE