Big Toe, by local artist Nancy Powell, is among the many examples of public art around the region. A free artist mixer today offers the public a chance to listen to and speak with three local artists about their experiences creating public art. It happens today from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a concert, all atop the Bastion Square Parkade off Yates Street.

Big Toe, by local artist Nancy Powell, is among the many examples of public art around the region. A free artist mixer today offers the public a chance to listen to and speak with three local artists about their experiences creating public art. It happens today from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a concert, all atop the Bastion Square Parkade off Yates Street.

Mix and mingle at free artist talk today atop Bastion Square parkade

Public art the topic of panel discussion; concert, food and beverage options also part of evening

Join three emerging Victoria artists and enjoy a rooftop concert during the free Create Victoria Mixer + Artist Talk, from 5 to 9 p.m. today (Aug. 21) at the Bastion Square Parkade.

For the first hour, local artists Fern Long, Joshua Ngenda and Austin Clay Willis will take part in a panel discussion about their experiences creating public art. The talk will be moderated by local artist Amanda Farrell-Low. Participants will have the opportunity to network and speak with the City’s Arts, Culture and Events staff about future public art opportunities.

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The mixer and artist talk will precede the Eventide Music Series concert finale, featuring Slam Dunk, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Kirsten Ludwig, and Numbing, who perform from 6 to 9 p.m., also on the parkade rooftop. The evening will include a food vendor and beverage area.

Registration is not required and all are welcome. For more information and the artist bios, visit victoria.ca/publicart.



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