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Oak Bay art walk boasts 10 pieces answering the question: ‘What is home?’

Sculptures in place for self-guided tour that officially launches July 6
Municipal staff secure artist Tanya Bub’s wood cougars in their Estevan Village home for the next year as part of the Oak Bay Arts Alive sculpture walk. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)

Ten artists are answering the question “What is home?” with their works dotted across Oak Bay this summer.

The pieces are part of Arts Alive 2023/2024, the annual showcase where selected artists loan works to the district for the public to enjoy. Last year’s sculpture walk boasted six pieces, but sculptures are on display at 10 sites for 2022/23.

Home Is Not A House by Orlosky Studio is at Cadboro Bay Road and Estevan Avenue; In-Den-Tation by Scott Gilles at Oak Bay and Monterey avenues; Lullaby Antenna for a Blue Planet by Jason Gress in Haynes Park; Sleeping Beauty by Ken Meyer at Oak Bay Avenue and Hampshire Road; Birth of the World by Denis Kleine in front of Oak Bay Pharmasave; Home Is Where Family Is by Tanya Bub in Estevan Village (don’t forget to look up); Shelter by Peter Vogelaar at Oak Bay Avenue and Hampshire Road; Dreamy Blue Bear by Geemon Xin Meng at McNeill Bay; Horaltic Pose - Cormorant by Erick James at Oak Bay Avenue and Mitchell Street; and Family by Paul Reimer in Lokier Park.

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Sculptures were selected by a volunteer peer jury to be displayed for up to a year at outdoor sites in the municipality. The works, on loan by the artists, are often also available for purchase.

During the year, the community is invited to vote for their favourite sculpture with the resulting “people’s choice” award considered for possible purchase by the municipality.

There will be a downloadable walking and cycling map featuring the locations of the art works, plus sponsor and voting information available online as of July 6. That day, the Oak Bay sculpture walk opens with a tour and reception in the garden behind the Oak Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library (off Hampshire Street). Downloadable the maps online at and in the Oak Bay News – both print and e-edition online at

Public voting also opens July 6.

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Christine van Reeuwyk

About the Author: Christine van Reeuwyk

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