Once again, Victoria will be brimming with art this summer and my husband, Andrew Bartley and I are excited to be participating in 3 community art events and exhibitions. The first two are open-air events which are great for kids, with plenty of hands-on activities, music, food and of course, fabulous local art. We hope to see you there.
Gorge on Art
July 1 Canada Day from 9:30am – 4pm
Enjoy a true Canadian day of local music and art along the gorgeous Gorge Waterway. This is the first time we are participating in this more humble version of the TD Art Gallery Paint-In. Well, I should say the first time for me because Andrew has participated as a musician in the past. This time we will have a canopy full of our new art – all of it, because this is the first event of the season. Swing by and take a gander!
More information: http://saanich.ca/calendar/index.php?eID=678
29th Annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In
July 16 on Moss St (all of it!) from 11am – 4pm
If you’ve never been to the Moss St. Paint-in, you are missing out on an incredibly unique community event with over 150 local artists demonstrating, displaying and discussing their art throughout the day. Moss St. from the Art gallery to Dallas rd., closes down to traffic and the pavement fills up with thousands of happy art goers and their canine companions. Andrew and I will set up our plein air (open air) easels and try to paint in between chit-chatting with interested viewers and collectors. This year our booth is located just south of the Moss St. market and I do hope you will stop and say hello.
More information: http://aggv.ca/events/29th-annual-td-art-gallery-paint-2016
30th Annual Sooke Fine Arts Show
July 22 – August 1, 2016
A must see every year, this regional, juried exhibition showcases 375 works of original, west coast art by artists on Vancouver Island and the surrounding BC coastal islands. Andrew and I both have new work in the show this year and the gift shop is a wonderful place to find original art and cards at small sizes and prices. I think art should be accessible to all and this is the best place to see and buy it!
More information: http://sookefinearts.com/