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.

Sunday, August 11, 2024 11:00am-4:30pm
Oak Bay Artists' Studio Tour

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.

Spring 2024 Oak Bay Artists’ Studio Tour

Locations vary – please visit the Events page for detailed information.

Monterey Recreation Centre

1442 Monterey Avenue, Victoria, BC

  • Saturday, April 6, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday, April 7, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Private Artists Home Studios

  • Saturday, April 6, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday, April 7, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Open to the public. Free to attend.

Spring Artists Studio Tour Guide Studio Tour Map

Summer Concerts in the Park

With a stunning backdrop of Willows Beach, these free outdoor concerts gather the community to celebrate music and the arts. Each concert highlights local musicians with emerging artists as opening acts.

For more information please visit the the Events page.

  • Saturday, June 29, 2024 – 2:00-4:00pm
  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 – 6:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 6:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 6:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday, August 15, 2024 – 6:00-7:30pm