Here’s what to expect at Victoria’s biggest arts festival happening this weekend

ByJames I. Robertson

Jul 11, 2022
(Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)

It’s back, and it’s happening THIS weekend!

After a two-year hiatus, the TD Art Gallery Painting will return, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Join Victoria’s favorite art festival for its 33rd edition taking place this Saturday, July 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., where artists will line up along Moss Street to demonstrate their art and share their work with the community.

Celebrate up to 150 local artists and enjoy arts-focused community groups transforming Moss Street into a colorful art gallery.

Under the Sun, you can explore your love of art with friends and neighbors, connect with local artists as they demonstrate their art, and stop at Imagination Stations for activities inspired by the art.

You’ll even have the chance to sample local food and drink at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at 1040 Moss Street.

There’s also local music and shows PLUS a family-friendly beer garden, open until 6 p.m.

Want to plan your Paint-In visit in advance? Check Map of artists in advance!

Here is the full schedule of events for the day:

  • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Art on Moss Street – over 150 artists!
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Open gallery – Admission by donation
  • 10am-6pm | Summer Small Works Show & Sale – over 70 local artists in the Massey Sales Gallery (Art Rental & Sales)
  • 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. | Come take a FREE guided tour of Maud Lewis
  • 11am-6pm | Family-friendly beer garden and live music

Live music programming:

  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Sizzlers Violin Group
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | real humans
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. | lək̓ʷəŋən Traditional dancers
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | SOLID Music Therapy Group
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Fiesta Latina folk dancers
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. | POPTART
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Cascadia Sound (Festival of Wonders)
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | DJ Nova Jade

Don’t forget to check out our 10 Ways to Participate in the TD Art Gallery Paint-In!

TD Art Gallery Painting

When: Saturday July 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Moss Street – Fort Street to Dallas Road

Admission: FREE to attend!

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