Annual Art Events

Come experience the great outdoors in Oak Bay!

Oak Bay is a nature lovers delight where easy cycling, exploring endless trails, barefoot beach strolls, wild life viewing, boating, fishing and gentle paddling along the shoreline are everyday adventures for locals and visitors alike.

Bowker Creek Brush Up Oak Bay
Bowker Creek Brush Up Oak Bay

Each August during Oak Bay’s Art & Culture Festival, Bowker Creek becomes alive with artists and art enthusiast. Over 40 artist come down, set up their easels, display their art, and paint away – providing demonstrations and insight into how their create their art.

More than 2000 spectator come through this beautiful event along the creek. It’s a wonderful event to explore your creative side, ask questions of the artists, and take home some art!

Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture
Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture

Oak Bay's art scene truly is unique! Resident artists of Oak Bay open up the doors to their homes and studios several times a year and invite the public in to view and appreciate their art.

These tours are self-guided and free. There are around 25 local artists that participate, showing paintings in watercolour, acrylic, and oil, as well as ceramics, jewelry, photography, fibre art, paper castings, art cards, woodcuts and more.