Oak Bay Artists' Studio Tour

18th Annual Oak Bay Artists’ Fall Studio Tour 2017

On Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 12pm to 4:30pm, the artists of Oak Bay will be opening their home studios to the public for this popular semi-annual event. The free, self-guided tour visits 32 local artists showing paintings in watercolour, acrylic, and oil, as well as ceramics, jewelry, photography, fibre art, paper castings, art cards, sculpture and more. Participants are invited to walk, bike, or drive the streets of Oak Bay at their own pace to view the art, meet the artists, and learn about artists’ inspiration and process. Now in its 18th year, the juried tour is produced by Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture.   

In addition to the displays in their home studios, artists will also be exhibiting a selection of works in the Neighbourhood Learning Centre (adjacent to Oak Bay High School) from Friday, October 27 to Tuesday, November 28. The Neighbourhood Learning Centre is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 9pm, and 8:30am to 4:30pm on weekends. Recreation Oak Bay is proud to help local artists share their art with the community, and to provide education about art and its many expressions.

Several of the participating artists have received nationwide and international recognition. The Fall Studio Tour artists are: Marie-Andree  Allison, Robert Amos , Sarah Amos, Ilka Bauer , Jean Betts, Claire Christinel, Christine Gollner, Joseph Gollner, Anne Hansen, Caroline Hunter, Vivian Lochridge, Edith Looker, Horst Loewel, Terry McBride , Bonny Myers, Doris Schäkel, Greg Stoneman, Erik Thorn, Joan Turner, Flo-Elle Watson, Margaret Case, Arlene Davey, Linda Lindsay, Victor Lotto, Joanie McCorry, Jennifer McIntyre, Lindy Michie, Susan Purney Mark, Pam Stonehouse, Valerie Wouters, Anne Redford Nolte, and the Monterey Woodcrafters Club.

This two-day special event is free to the public. Brochures with artist images, descriptions, and a tour map are available for download below. Printed brochures will also be available at the Oak Bay Recreation Centres, Oak Bay Municipal Hall, and the Oak Bay Library as well as at local businesses and through participating artists prior to the show.

Artwork shown above by Christine Gollner