Art Galleries

With its spectacular shoreline and stunning viewscapes, Oak Bay has long inspired many of BC’s well-known artists. Emily Carr would retreat to her summer cottage here and today many other notables such Amos, Taylor and Rasmussen call the growing arts and culture district of Oak Bay home.

On the Arts and Culture Trail!
Curated with Oak Bay’s Arts Laureate, our trail features the popular Gallery Row, seasonal public art as well as year-round exhibits, film, live theatre, art classes and delicious culinary creations, all on an easy to follow map. (Download map here) Whether explored by bike, car or on foot, the Oak Bay Arts and Culture Trail creates memorable adventures for locals and visitors alike!

Oak Bay proudly holds onto its colourful heritage with its traditional gardens, Edwardian architecture, and of course, a touch of tweed. Our heritage map tells the story and leads the way through Oak Bay’s colonial history, while the area’s deepest roots can be discovered on a cultural tour with a Songhees First Nation guide by boat cruise or on foot.

The Avenue Gallery
The Avenue Gallery Patrons from around the world are treated to ever-changing exhibits and have access to unsurpassed collections by painters, sculptors, and glass and jewellery artists.
Winchester Galleries are exclusive fine art dealers specializing in contemporary, historical and local Canadian, European and international paintings.
Unique, locally crafted and original pottery, jewellery, textiles, glass-art, wood turnings and bowls, carvings, sculptures, west coast photography, art cards & books; all unique and one-of-a-kind.
4Cats 4Cats Arts Studio is the best place to enjoy time with friends and family creating original, hand-built clay pieces. Enjoy clay, have fun, relax and enjoy the creative process. Together. 
Eclectic Gallery
Eclectic Gallery Eclectic Gallery in Oak Bay is highly popular with gift shoppers, brimming with a terrific collection of jewelry, artistic surprises, ceramics and a wonderful selection of original local art.
Gage Gallery
Gage Gallery The nineteen members of the Gage Gallery Arts Collective are dedicated to creating a contemporary, professional venue to promote art and culture in the community