Connect with Victoria’s artists during 20th annual Gallery Walk

Four galleries open doors to public to interact with working artists

Anyone looking for artistic inspiration won’t have to go far this weekend; works of art will be on display at four local galleries for the 20th annual Victoria Gallery Walk.

This year the Alcheringa Gallery, the Madrona Gallery, the University of Victoria Legacy Art Gallery and the West End Gallery will partake in the tour, which offers the public a chance to peruse through the work of local artists and give them an opportunity to connect first hand.

“The concept is to get all the galleries involved in doing a function that will bring out people to see new things that are going on,” said Dan Hudon, owner of West End Gallery. “It really works well that way, and people will come out with their families because it’s on a weekend, and make it a real event.”

ALSO READ: Local and international artists paint murals across Victoria

The self-guided tour also gives the public a chance to see artists at work. For Ken Faulks, artist-in-residence at the West End Gallery, the weekend means painting and talking to visitors about his techniques.

“Whether working en plein air or in the studio, I feel the reference I’m working from is only the starting point in the process of making a painting,” Faulks said in a statement. “I love how so much can be said with just paint because, for me, the paint itself is really the subject and I want it to be interesting enough to engage the viewer, over and over again.”

ALSO READ: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria expansion gets $6M boost from province

The Gallery Walk runs 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 20 with artists doing painting demonstrations between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and on Oct. 21 from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. with artists demonstrating between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Send a Tweet: @NicoleCrescenzi

Like us on Facebook  

art gallery

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Police use tear gas to apprehend Saanich woman threatening neighbours, police

Woman facing possible criminal charges after standoff with police

Victoria woman loses $2,500 to scammer spoofing VicPD phone number

VicPD warns against sharing personal information, sending money to strangers

Oak Bay officer injured while breaking up party

Party-goers yell ‘f*** the blue,’ say police

Esquimalt splash pad back in action

Esquimalt Adventure Park reopens July 6

Police issue warning after baby comes across suspected drugs in Kamloops park

The 11-month-old girl’s mother posted photos on social media showing a small plastic bag containing a purple substance

Collision results in train derailment just east of Golden

The derailment occurred Sunday night, according to a statement from CP

Lower Mainland woman says llama farming neighbour shot her 11-month-old pup

Young dog was on owner’s Maple Ridge property when it was killed on June 21

B.C. records 31 new cases, six deaths over three days due to COVID-19

There are 166 active cases in B.C., 16 people in hospital

B.C. highway widening job reduced, costs still up $61 million

Union-only project scales back work to widen Trans-Canada

BC Wildfire Service to conduct night vision trials for helicopters in South Okanagan

This technology could assist with future firefighting operations

Victoria man dies after skydiving incident on Vancouver Island

34-year-old had made more than 1,000 jumps

Most Read