Studio tour springs open artists’ lives

Deadline is Feb. 25 for artists to register for studio tour

Oak Bay is on the lookout for new and returning artists for the spring rendition of its twice-yearly studio tours.

The deadline to register for the April 18 and 19 show of fine arts is Feb. 25.

“We have heard from many of the previous participants who are looking forward to this juried spring event again, but we always want to find new studios in Oak Bay,” said Mary Kucera, who’s in charge of marketing for Recreation Oak Bay. “The studio tour is a great way to showcase the many talented artists in Oak Bay’s neighbourhood.”

Organizers are looking for artists to open up their Oak Bay studios for the juried tour produced by Recreation Oak Bay.

Many of Oak Bay’s established and emerging artists will use their homes and studios as backdrops to display the products of their creativity in a variety of original watercolour, acrylic, oil, fibre, photographic, woodcut, glass and pottery creations.

“There’s some artists that have been in it every single time and there are new ones every time,” Kucera said. “It’s quite a variety … some have their works exhibited throughout the world and some have never shown and they do [the tour] and they like it.”

The two-day special event is free to the public. Brochures with artist images and descriptions and a tour map are online in early April and available at Oak Bay recreation centres, municipal hall, library branch, local businesses and through participating artists.

To get involved, call Kucera at 250-370-7129. Applications are available at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre or online at recreation.oakbay.ca. Deadline is Feb. 25.

 

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

 

 

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