Oak Bay will always have art in its heart.
Each year the Arts Laureate of Oak Bay and Oak Bay Parks, Rec, and Culture organize a public outdoor sculpture program of up to 14 new pieces of art brought into Oak Bay from all across the country. Each piece unique, each piece with a story, each piece incredible. Find them all along the avenues, the beaches, the parks, and just around every corner.
Local businesses sponsor each piece of art (and its shipment to Oak Bay) to be on display for one year. Each sculpture has an information plate with a QR code for voting. There are also ballot-boxes in certain locations around Oak Bay for visitors and residents to vote for their favourite piece. The piece with the most votes is purchased by the Municipality of Oak Bay to become part of its permanent public art collection, and often times Oak Bay residents purchase (sometimes collaboratively) pieces that they want to stay in the community.