Arts & Culture Events

There are a variety of events held in Oak Bay to showcase artists and cultures. Oak Bay would like to invite you to join us at the events below.

Information for specific events can also be found on the Events page.


Arts, Culture and Events
Bowker Creek Brush-Up

Since 2005, this fun, inspiring annual art show hosts 40 or more artists displaying, demonstrating and selling their art outdoors. Plan to spend the day strolling along beautiful Bowker Creek between Oak Bay High School and Hampshire Road, listening to music, enjoying refreshments, participating in the Community Art project, and watching demonstrations by featured international artists. Of course, there is plenty of opportunity to purchase art for yourself and others. For more information, visit the Oak Bay Community Artists Society.

Oak Bay Artists' Studio Tour

View the Artists brochure for spring 2023!

Typically held in the Fall and Spring, the Oak Bay Artists’ Studio Tour is an opportunity to view and purchase visual art by Oak Bay artists. Many of Oak Bay's established and emerging artists use their homes and studios as backdrops to display original watercolour, acrylic, and oil paintings, photography, woodcuts, as well as fibre, glass, and pottery creations. The free tour is produced by Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture. The tour is self-guided and self-paced, with maps provided by Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture.

Sophia Shafonsky
Ceramic Coral Sculpture 


Spring Oak Bay Artists’ Studio Tour

Monterey Recreation Centre

1442 Monterey Avenue, Victoria, BC
Saturday, April 22, 10:00am to 4:00pm & Sunday, April 23, 10:00am to 1:00pm

& Private Artists Home Studios

Locations vary
Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23, 11:00am to 4:00pm

Open to the public. Free to attend.

MaryLou Wakefield
Title of work: A Surprising Turn of Events

Summer Concerts in the Park

Summer Concerts in the Park typically take place throughout the summer to celebrate Oak Bay as a premier cultural destination and highlight the cultural vibrancy of the community.

For more information please visit the the Events page.