The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre

The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre

The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The Old School House Arts Centre is the bright yellow community arts centre with a big history nestled in the heart of the picturesque community of Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. The Old School House Arts Centre houses ten shared Resident artist's studios and is an established public art gallery and art learning centre. The Gallery Gift Shop features the work of over 150 Island Artists. The music program offers a robust concert series throughout the year featuring an eclectic range of genres from acclaimed musicians. The Old School House is a non-profit charitable organization that provides vibrant community programming that is open to all - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, financial status, age, sexual orientation, political belief, or physical limitation. *Covid-19 restrictions may affect opening hours. Please refer to the website on listing for current hours*
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Michael Dadson
Langley, Canada100 contributions
Jun 2022
The diversity of art found at the old schoolhouse is a delight. A wide assortment of art medium expressions are rotated frequently.

Various artists have studios in the schoolhouse, art classes are available and various activities are scheduled every month.

This is a free space to visit and take in the work of local artists.
Written June 15, 2022
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SandK-Wellington
Wellington, Canada49 contributions
Apr 2022
We visited the gallery based on a recommendation and glad we did. Given the number of artists who contribute their work or are based here there is a very good and broad range of art to view and/or purchase, as well as the opportunity to speak with the artists about their work. The old schoolhouse provides a fine setting and the gift shop is well worth a visit
Written April 9, 2022
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mylesleyh
Qualicum Beach, Canada55 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
If you are looking for local arts & crafts then this should be on your shopping list. There are community events held here also. Just off of Memorial Ave across from Quality Foods in Qualicum Beach. A must place to visit for locals and visitors to the area.
Written January 15, 2019
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edham
Glasgow, UK112 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
What an amazing collection of art, with actual artists there showing how they achieve their success. We spent a long time browsing round all the diverse galleries in several rooms, all beautifully displayed.
There is a lovely shop to look around & our friend purchased an attractive handmade tea-cosy.
Written September 22, 2017
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SuperDave47
Brandon, Canada1,381 contributions
Nov 2021
Not just an art gallery, but a place where you can watch some artists/artisans creating/completing their works: painters, weavers, pottery, etc.
Written December 6, 2021
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Vanc0uverIslanders
Parksville, Canada148 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
TOSH is an excellent working gallery .
The off and insight artists are mostly local and very talented .
There are great exhibitions , and an ongoing musical series on Sunday's . The Executive Director is superb . Totally innovative .
Written March 19, 2019
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Thank you for the glowing review, we really appreciate your kind words!
Written March 20, 2019
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wmarnold1
Qualicum Beach, Canada11 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
The artists in their ateliers, the galley shows, the gift shop displays, and the musical presentations are all good for ones soul.

Access to the building, as well as vehicle parking, have been made easy, thanks to
co-operation between TOSH and the town of Qualicum Beach.
Written February 13, 2019
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Harold E
Qualicum Beach, Canada89 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
This old school house now converted to a beautiful art gallery changes displays often so you never know what to expect. What you get is art from some of the best west coast artists around. Friendly accommodating staff and lots of parking. There is no admission and it is a perfect base to park at and tour downtown Qualicum.
Written October 3, 2017
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Lino V
Gabriola Island, Canada13 contributions
Sep 2016
If you are visiting Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island a visit to this gem of a place is a must!
Run by mostly very dedicated volunteers this old school house which has been renovated but kept to its original design holds incredible new art work by mostly local artists in paintings, sculptures and other beautiful creations.
But for me personally the live performances,(Music On Sundays) held by a variety of local and international artists is why I visit this place on a regular basis.

Written December 19, 2016
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BT685
Calgary, Canada66 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
We popped in with my 6 year old son, who was quite taken with the many glass/ceramic starfish. Other kid-friendly items included bookmarks and night lights. The lovely lady in the silver-smithing area gave him a piece of beach glass as a gift while we shopped the gorgeous silver jewelry. Lots of little nooks and crannies with various mediums in each section. Such wonderful people, and very reasonable prices!
Written July 12, 2016
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