Strolling along the edge of the creek to view works by local artists is only part of what the Bowker Creek Brush Up is all about. Photo contributed

Enjoy art in the elements at the Bowker Creek Brush Up

Annual show and sale happens along the banks of the creek in Oak Bay on Aug. 11

Whether you’re there to buy or simply stroll along and enjoy the beautiful works created by local artists, the Bowker Creek Brush Up Art Show & Sale has a little something for every art lover.

On Sunday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the shady banks of Bowker Creek will come alive with the sights and sounds of art, from pieces already created and those in the making. The free event happens off Hampshire Road, between Oak Bay Avenue and Cranmore Road.

More than 40 artists are booked for this year’s Brush Up, including internationally renowned painter Pat Martin Bates. Visitors will have a chance to interact with her and others to learn more about their various art forms.

READ: Deadline looms for second annual Acorn Arts Award (2018)

This all-ages event also features live music and a barbecue, and a chance to chat with Oak Bay youth artists and representatives of local community service groups.

And if you’re looking that special piece to brighten up your home or office or as a gift, there will be opportunities to purchase one-of-a-kind art. The Bowker Creek Brush Up is part of the Oak Bay Arts & Culture Days.



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