Oak Bay artists open homes to the public

Annual fall studio tour set for Nov. 3-4 in Oak Bay

Caroline Hunter will be one of the artisans who will participate in Oak Bay Artists Fall Studio Tour.

Oak Bay’s reputation as the home for some extraordinarily talented people is again being enhanced by the Oak Bay Artists Fall Studio Tour.

It’s the 13th anniversary for the program, co-ordinated by Oak Bay Recreation Services, and this year will feature 26 artists who will open their homes to the public.

Janet Barclay, manager of Oak Bay recreation services, is behind the tour and is thrilled with the level of interest that the program has generated both among artists and the public. In the past the artists have each had more than 400 people attend their studios, and the number keeps growing.

“It’s a chance to see where the art is actually produced,” Barclay said. “And these are incredibly talented artists; many of them have earned wide acclaim for their work.”

This year’s tour features artists whose work spans the full range of artistic endeavour including oil, acrylic and watercolour painting as well as ink drawings, china painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, collage and art crafted from wood.

The tour takes place on Nov. 3 and 4 between noon and 4:30 p.m.

A full map of the artists studios and details on the event can be found at oakbaybc.org/event/oak-bay-artists-studio-tour.

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