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Royal BC Museum: Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Victoria

675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Toll-free888-447-7877
Phone250-356-7226

Daily from December 12, 2014 to April 6, 2015

Celebrating 50 years of images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases award-winning images that tell the astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill. With more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries, this exhibition celebrates the beauty and magnificence of the world in which we live, as well as acting as a stark reminder of the fragility of nature.

The striking exhibition features 100 large-scale, back-lit photographs that include some of the world's most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum, London, and BBC Worldwide.

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Fashion Machine Performance/ Visual Art Experience - Victoria

675 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Website
Toll-free
Phone250-356-7226

Daily from March 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015

What's Fashion Machine you say? It's a one-of-a-kind performance/gallery/visual art experience where kids take select attendees' outfits and remake them into new works of wearable art, with an impromptu fashion show closing the evening. The Royal BC Museum plays host to this event and provides inspiration to the young designers with our large Modern History collection of clothing. Get there early and grab an "I'm In" sticker at the door, and you could be one of the lucky few to step into the Fashion Machine and have your outfit changed forever(Don't panic - we'll have "chicken" stickers for if you DON'T want your clothes altered.)

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Pacific Brant Carving and Art Show - Sidney

2243 Beacon Avenue
Sidney, British Columbia
V8L 1W9
Toll-free
Phone250-656-0275

Daily from April 11, 2015 to April 12, 2015

The Pacific Brant Carving & Art Show has its roots in the Parksville/Qualicum area & was held every April when the Pacific Brant Geese stopped in the area to rest & feed before continuing to their Artic breeding grounds. This one of the largest wildlife art shows in BC & has grown to be one of Canada's best known wildlife woodcarving competions & has been featured in the US publication 'Wildfowl Carving Magazine' for the past 4 years. The show features, silent & live auctions, wildlife art, photography, sculpture, woodcarvings, seminars & demonstrations by artists & carvers. Check website for more information.

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Tofino Public Market - Tofino

161 Third Street
Tofino, British Columbia
V0R 2Z0
Toll-free
Phone

Weekly on Saturday May 16, 2015 to Saturday September 26, 2015

The Tofino Public Market Society presents Saturday markets between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Tofino's Village Green Every Saturday from the May long-weekend to the end of September. "Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Gather it" is the market's principle. In a festive atmosphere with fresh food, live music and other activities, visitors and locals can shop and peruse from local artisans, home bakers, market gardeners, and wild food harvesters. Come down to the park and check out what people are making, baking, growing and gathering.

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21st Annual Painters at Painter's - Campbell River

1625 McDonald Rd
Campbell River, British Columbia
V9W 4S5
Toll-free
Phone800-663-7090

Daily from May 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Our annual celebration of local artists with many of British Columbia's finest artists in attendance. Watch the masters at work, attend lectures, demonstrations, workshops and panel discussions, and view an impressive collection of art in our exhibits. Weekend and day passes are available. Each year, over 1000 guests meet and talk with the artists, and take in one of the most impressive collections of artistic talent to be found under one roof anywhere in Canada. Artists give demonstrations, participate in panel discussions, and create beautiful works in the resort's gardens, giving the public a rare opportunity to watch and learn from the masters. This exciting and one-of-a-kind event celebrates prominent British Columbia artists in a beautiful resort setting.

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Generations to Generations Quilt Show - Parksville

830 Island Hwy
Parksville, British Columbia
V9P 2X4
Toll-free
Phone250-248-9386

Daily from May 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Parksville Quilthouse Quilters are hosting the Generations to Generations Quilt Show at the Oceanside Place Arena, Parksville BC on May 29-31 1915. Hundreds of beautiful quilts including antique quilts, youth quilts, and every type of quilt in between. There will be 4 fantastic raffle quilts, door prizes, fiber arts, a merchant mall, a tea room, demos and a large bouitique all under the same roof. Lots of parking. Times Fri. & Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-3 Cost $8 a day or 3 day pass $15.

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Pacific Rim Summer Festival - Tofino

Various Venues in Tofino & Ucluelet
Tofino, British Columbia
V0R 2Z0

Daily from June 21, 2015 to July 1, 2015

A festival of music, dance, theatre, film, and art in Tofino and Ucluelet.

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2015 Filberg Festival - Comox

61 Filberg Rd
Comox, British Columbia
V9M 2S7
Toll-free
Phone250-941-0727

Daily from July 31, 2015 to August 3, 2015

Set among the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox on the east coast of Vancouver Island the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Wander through the grounds surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Mountain Range. The principal objective of the Filberg Festival has been to encourage excellence in all forms of arts and crafts, and to assist in the promotion and sale of quality work. The Festival has established a world-wide reputation for the excellence of the work of its juried artisans, and today is one of western Canada's largest juried outdoor arts show.

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8th Annual Alert Bay Artfest - Alert Bay

116 Fir St
Alert Bay, British Columbia
V0N 1A0
Toll-free
Phone250-974-2787

Daily from July 31, 2015 to August 2, 2015

Showcasing Alert Bay artists.

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Filberg Festival - Comox

61 Filberg Rd
Comox, British Columbia
V9M 2S7
Toll-free
Phone250-941-0727

Daily from July 31, 2015 to August 3, 2015

Set amongst the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox, BC on the east coast of Vancouver Island the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Celebrate arts, crafts and music surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Range.

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