I hope this post finds you all well and staying cozy as this cold, wet weather starts to settle in (isn’t it glorious!). Over the last few months, I have been quietly working away towards some upcoming events that are now just around the corner. This month I will be participating in four in person markets, one digital market and have works in two exhibitions here in Victoria. I have compiled all the info below for you in case you would like to drop by any of them. Events like exhibitions and markets are a wonderful way to stay connected with our community, help support our local economy and enrich our own lives—because I guarantee that you will make discoveries (whether its meeting someone new that you connect with, seeing art that surprises you or makes you see something from a new perspective, or experiencing the amazing diversity of ingenuity that lives within our city). Sometimes I find it hard to leave my apartment when it is this time of the year, but I always feel so filled up after I go to events! This is why I enjoy participating in markets—it helps build my sense of connectiveness in my community.
I hope you will enjoy scrolling down through my list of events below. =)
Assemblage at arc.hive Artist Run Centre
About: A group exhibition featuring the diverse practices of arc.hive studio members and board members (I am honoured to be participating as a member of the board).
Artists: Alison Bigg, Lisa-Scarlett Cruji, Laura Feeleus, Kyra Kelpin, Chantal Solomon, Erica Mattson, Regan Rassmussen, Jenn Wilson, Rachel Vanderzwet, Natasha van Netten and Sandy Voldeng
When: The gallery is open 12-4 Saturday and Sundays from November 5 to December 11, 2022
Where: 2516 Bridge Street, Victoria BC
Opening Reception: Saturday November 6 from 5:30-7:30pm
Web Link: Click here.
Winter Small Works Show & Sale at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
About: Featuring small and medium sized original works in a range of styles by local artists.
When: Exhibition will be on display in the Massey Sales Gallery from November 17, 2022 – January 21, 2023
Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is located at 1040 Moss Street, Victoria BC – exhibition in the Massey Sales Gallery room
Opening Reception: November 17th from 5-8pm
Web Link: Click here.
Fall Fling Market
When: Sunday November 6th from 10am-6pm
Location: The Bay Centre, 1150 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC
Facebook: Victoria Market Collective
Toronto Stationary Show
When: November 13 – November 26, 2022
Website: Toronto Stationary Show
Nomad Holiday Market
When: Friday November 11 from 4-8pm, Saturday November 12 from 10am-6pm, Sunday November 13 from 11am to 4pm
Location: The Wellness Centre, 1100 Admiral Road, Esquimalt, BC
Admission: $5 at the door will be donated to the Cool Aid Society (kids are free)
Facebook: Nomad Holiday Market Event Page
Handmade Village Craft Market
When: Saturday November 19 from 10am-4pm
Location: North Douglas Church, 675 Jolly Place, Victoria, BC
Facebook: Handmade Village Craft Market
Holiday Market and Silver Bells Silent Auction
When: Saturday November 26 from 9am-2pm
Location: Cook Street Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook Street, Victoria, BC
Admission: Free, but you are encouraged to bring an item for the Mustard Seed Food Bank
Website: Holiday Market and Silver Bells Silent Auction