Art Galleries & Artists
Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)
Much of Victoria's art can be enjoyed by taking a leisurely stroll through the downtown core.
Galleries display emerging and established Canadian artists in a variety of mediums, including original paintings, sculptures, glassworks, carvings and First Nations art.
Victoria is also home to BC’s largest public art gallery, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Smaller art galleries in Victoria provide the opportunity to interact directly with the artist.
Staying overnight in Victoria? The historic Swans Hotel is billed as a boutique art hotel and features more than 1,600 pieces of original artwork displayed throughout the entire hotel, including works from noted BC artists Roy Henry Vickers, Jack Shadboldt and Toni Onley. The nearby Sooke Harbour House combines an intimate gallery experience with one of the most celebrated restaurant/hotels on Vancouver Island.