AGGV house tour tickets on sale

Glimpse some the region's finest homes during the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria House Tour Sunday, Sept.11

A mix of renovations and new builds, the owners of six custom homes are throwing open their doors for the annual Art Gallery of Greater Victoria House Tour Sunday, Sept.11.

Presented by the Gallery Associates and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria since 1952, the tour features an artist at each home and custom designs from talented floral artists.

“The theme of the year is renewal of lifestyles and neighbourhoods through our homes,” says event chair Bill Huzar of the Gallery Associates. “The owners of these homes really considered the way they wanted to live when they designed these spaces, and they embraced the ideas of neighbourhoods, renewal and sustainability.”

The homes, in Victoria, Esquimalt and south Oak Bay, were each designed to elevate the homeowners’ lifestyles, such as a low-maintenance float home and an indoor-outdoor cottage.

The tour runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept.11 and features unique homes with inspiring gardens, art and furniture, with all funds raised supporting the AGGV.

Tickets are $35 and on sale on Aug. 20 at aggv.ca/events or in person at the AGGV, all Brown’s the Florist, Dig This and GardenWorks locations, Eclectic Gallery in Oak Bay, The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm and Munro’s Books. Tickets purchased online need to be picked up at the gallery prior to the tour date.

For details, visit aggv.ca/housetour2016 or call 250-384-4171.

 

 

Just Posted

Trial date delayed in case of slain Oak Bay sisters

Case of Andrew Berry, charged in deaths of daughters, will reconvene in three weeks

GALLERY: Snow Day in Oak Bay

Giant snowmen, tobogganing, and a quiet golf course

BC SPCA proposes fines for animal mistreatment, reduction in commercial trade

Animal welfare group’s ideas brought to Victoria councillors

Duncan family says care home switched mom’s cat with robot cat

Staff alleged to have said they were taking cat for bath, then replaced her with robotic stuffed toy

New Victoria graving dock will offer high-paying jobs

New facility will reuse and treat any water required for repair process

GALLERY: Snow Day in Oak Bay

Giant snowmen, tobogganing, and a quiet golf course

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Sooke mom hopeful for funding to treat child’s debilitating arthritis

Jillian Lanthier ‘prays’ for $19,000 per-dose drug for her son

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Okanagan real estate agents brace for speculation tax impact

“There’s a real potential for a domino effect to hurt the market in Kelowna.”

Human remains found near Campbell River

Human remains were found in a rural area outside Campbell River, RCMP… Continue reading

Alberta drops B.C. wine boycott, Notley says Horgan ‘blinked’ on pipeline

B.C. government announces court reference on proposed diluted bitumen restriction

Tofino Bus will cover Victoria–Nanaimo route after Greyhound announces cut

Although its name says ‘Tofino’, this bus company serves all of Vancouver Island

UPDATE: Northern Health dealing with lack of 121 registered nurses

Auditor General says officials need to improve internal management, track effect of new policies

Most Read