The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Summer Small Works Exhibition & Sale is now on until September 4th, 2012! The annual show and sale features small-scale original works by over 50 local artists, including Carollyne Yardley, Krystyna Jervis, Adelle Andrew and more, and demonstrates Victoria’s diverse range of painting, printmaking, drawing and mixed media artwork. All works range in price from $200–$400, with sales supporting the development of artists within our community and the AGGV.
The 26th annual Victoria Fringe Festival is just around the corner! Vancouver Island’s biggest theatre event runs August 23rd thru September 2nd and will feature 55 productions from around the world (Canada, US, Mexico, Israel, Ireland and more) in 9 venues throughout downtown Victoria.
Every Saturday in August, grab a blanket, a flashlight and some snacks and head down to Beacon Hill Park for the Victoria Film Festival’s Free-B Film Festival. The free event features some of the best B-rated treasures from movie making history, all shown on a 20-foot-wide inflatable screen.
FolkWest is Victoria’s newest festival! The three-day event is a folk music showcase for all ages, featuring 21 roots, world, spoken word, singer/songwriter, rock, jazz and family artists. There will also be kids performers, local food and drink, and an artisan village with some of the finest craftsmen, artists and designers from Vancouver Island.
This August, Abkhazi Garden is bringing back their popular “Music in the Garden” series, featuring light, upbeat music by a variety of artists.
Until July 29th, the 2012 Victoria International Buskers Festival will be presenting the world’s top street performers on event stages across downtown. The free-to-attend, family-oriented event includes performers from around the world as well as from our own backyard busking scene.
The Moss Street Paint-In, Vancouver Island’s largest outdoor visual art event, is taking place on Saturday, July 21st. Over 150 invited professional and emerging artists will take to the street to display and produce their work, giving visitors the opportunity to meet with an enormous variety of artists and learn about their work and techniques.
The Paint-In will take place on Moss Street between Fort St. and Dallas Rd. from 11:00am – 4:30pm. In addition to the outdoor event, there are plenty of other artsy activities to enjoy that day:
The Bastion Square Market is celebrating its 17th year in the heart of downtown Victoria. Stretching from the waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this vibrant open-air market features a colourful array of locally produced food, arts and crafts.
The Bastion Square Market runs 11 AM – 5:30 PM on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from May 31 thru Sept 29.
We’re delighted to announce that our 2nd book, Easy Elegance from Fabulous Fairholme: Breakfast.Brunch.Lunch is now available for purchase! As the follow up to our bestselling cookbook, Fabulous Fairholme: Breakfasts & Brunches, this book is filled with delicious but simple recipes, easy-to-make gifts from the kitchen and special-occasion menus for breakfast, brunch and lunch—all accompanied by gorgeous colour photographs. You’ll also find recipes from Sylvia’s cousin, celebrated chef Nora Pouillon of Restaurant Nora in Washington, DC, and repeat guest at Fairholme Manor Inn, chef Chris Young, co-author of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking.
The Victoria International JazzFest kicks off this weekend! The ten-day music festival runs June 22 thru July 1 and is one of Victoria’s longest running and most popular music events, with more than 425 musicians staging 95 performances. This year’s headliners include Dianne Reeves, George Benson, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Wayne Shorter Quartet and a whole lot more. Shows will be taking place in Centennial Square and at various venues throughout downtown Victoria.