Oak Bay Artists' Studio Tour

Oak Bay Artists’ Studio Tour 2019

20th Semi-Annual Oak Bay Artists’ Spring Studio Tour: Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14

Noon to 4:30pm

Looking for Oak Bay Artists for the 20th Semi-Annual Oak Bay Artists’ Spring Studio Tour, April 13 & 14, 2019​

Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture is proud to announce the 20th semi-annual Oak Bay Artists’ Studio Tour taking place Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, from Noon to 4:30pm. Many of Oak Bay's established and emerging artists will use their homes and studios as backdrops to display original watercolour, acrylic, and oil paintings, fibre, photography, woodcuts, glass, and pottery creations. The tour is juried and produced by Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture.

Oak Bay artists willing to open up their studios for a few hours during this weekend in April are encouraged to apply. “We are excited to present the 20th anniversary of the Spring Studio Tour in Oak Bay and seeing many of the previous participants who have shared their art with us over the years, as well as, finding other Oak Bay artists willing to share their talent also,” said Mary Kucera, of Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture. 

For those artists whose homes are not well suited to a studio tour, there is an option to apply to use a shared space in the Neighbourhood Learning Centre (adjacent to Oak Bay High School) to display artwork during the tour. 

This year we are giving artists the option to designate their studios as ‘family friendly’ and inviting more participation from families and children. Families who visit 3 or more studios will be entitled to a ‘2 for 1’ drop in pass for Oak Bay Recreation facilities.

The Studio Tour is a great way to showcase Oak Bay's many talented artists. If you are an artist in Oak Bay who would like to be involved, fill out an application at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St, or online (see below) and submit by Wednesday, March 13, 2019.  There is a $45 registration fee which goes towards advertising and promotion.

This two-day special event is free to the public. Brochures with artist images, descriptions, and a tour map will be available at recreation.oakbay.ca in March. 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. 
For more information call Mary Kucera, at Oak Bay Recreation, Parks, and Culture at 250-370-7129 or email recoakbay@oakbay.ca

Artwork shown above: by Donna Ion

 

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