Proudly Promoting The Arts On The Coast Since 1970!

Celebrating over 50 years promoting the arts in Tofino, Ucluelet, and First Nations communities along the Central West Coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada... Proudly one of BC's longest running Arts Organizations.

Since 1970, Pacific Rim Arts Society's (PRAS) goal has been to contribute meaningfully to the happy healthy local west coast communities, by bringing people together through arts and culture.

PRAS is a volunteer-based, non-profit society. Our volunteers and members have introduced hundreds of community residents and thousands of visitors to the work of local and visiting artists, including visual artists, carvers and sculptors, actors, writers and poets, filmmakers, dancers, and musicians.

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Discover Our Amazing Artists

Pacific Rim Arts Society is dedicated to promoting the most talented artists in Ucluelet & Tofino. Our gallery features a wide range of art styles, from traditional to contemporary. We believe that art should be accessible to everyone, and our goal is to provide a platform for artists to showcase their work and connect with collectors. Discover the amazing talent of the artists featured in our gallery.

The Rainy Award 2022

Recipients: Tom and Judy Schmidt

The Pacific Rim Arts Society is proud to let the community know that Tom and Judy Schmidt have both been awarded the 2022 Pacific Rim Arts Society Rainy Award.

Their contributions to the arts have been noticed. This award is a token of appreciation to artists and or art supporters who have made significant contributions to the Arts in our Communities.

The Rainy Award was presented at the AGM on Sunday November 20, 2022 at Seom Restaurant in the Cougar Annie Room.
Pacific Rim Arts Society Rainy Award

Our Events

Our society is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the arts in all forms, from music and dance to visual arts and beyond. We offer a wide variety of events and festivals throughout the year, so there's always something new to enjoy.
Cultural Heritage Festival

Cultural Heritage Festival

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The Cultural Heritage Festival engages the residents of the west coast region of Vancouver Island to explore the many avenues of our varied culture through various art disciplines.

Membership, Volunteer Appreciation Day

Membership, Volunteer Appreciation Day

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July 2023 we will host our 2nd annual appreciation day, we look forward to seeing you there.

2022 PRAS AGM

2022 PRAS AGM

Nov 20
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Guest Speakers ~ Susan Schaefer and Jeff Shields, Island Arts Magazine

Missoula

Missoula

Jan 9
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January 14, 2023
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Missoula has been coming to the coast for approximately 30 years now. The Troupe spends one week with children K to Grade 12 teaching them all aspects of theatre performance from lighting to acting.

ArtSplash! 2023

ArtSplash! 2023

Mar 18
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March 27, 2023
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Each year the Pacific Rim Arts Society (PRAS) coordinates the largest non-juried Art show on the West Coast. The calibre of the work increases each year inspiring artists and purchasers from around the world.

Pacific Rim Summer Festival

Pacific Rim Summer Festival

Jul 1
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July 23, 2023
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During the pandemic PRAS initiated some artist YouTube videos, created by Geoff Johnson to help people stay connected with the arts. After the 2 years hiatus, the Summer Festival is back up and running.

Our Gratitude

We would like to acknowledge the YUUŁUʔIŁʔATḤ on whose traditional
territories Pacific Rim Arts Society fosters local arts within.

We are grateful to all our sponsors who make our mission to promote the arts possible. Their support allows us to continue working towards our goal of bringing art and culture to everyone. Thank you, sponsors, for helping us make the world a more beautiful place!

Become a member of the Pacific Rim Arts Society

Let us open doors for you in the art community of Ucluelet & Tofino, get featured on our website and get access to useful resources to make your art shine.