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.

See profile for current and upcoming artist exhibits.

Winchester Galleries are exclusive fine art dealers specializing in contemporary, historical and local Canadian, European and international paintings.

See profile for current and upcoming artist exhibits.

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.

Eclectic Gallery
Eclectic Gallery

Eclectic Gallery is brimming with a terrific collection of jewelry, artisan surprises, ceramics, local art, and the most unique gifts you could find. 

Eclectic Gallery hosts many of Western Canada’s foremost potters including Walter Dexter and Wayne Ngan. They are also one of the finest showcases for numerous local and Canadian jewellers whose contemporary, one-of-a-kind pieces shine.

Gage Gallery
Gage Gallery

Gage Gallery Arts Collective is made up of 19 artists dedicated to creating a contemporary, professional venue to promote art and culture in the Oak Bay community. They work together to have a stimulating and educational interaction with the public through art, music, poetry, mentorship, workshops and presentations.