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Moccasin-making, art show and sale at AGGV

Visit the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) at 1040 Moss Street during the holiday season to make a special gift, celebrate and support local artists, find the perfect gift in the Gallery Shop, or give the gift of membership.

Explore gift-giving through making and sign up for Walking in the Steps of Your Ancestors, a moccasin-making workshop at the gallery with Mohawk artist Lindsay Delaronde. This three-day workshop will take place on December 8 and 15 from 6 to 8:30 pm and December 17 from 9 to 5 pm. Lunch is included on the last day. The price for the workshop series is $180 (with a $10 discount for members). Limited spaces available.

The AGGV’s annual Winter Small Works Show and Sale gots underway on November 17 in the Massey Sales Gallery, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 pm, where visitors had a first look at the works and chance to mingle with the artists. The show features a diverse range of original fine art from 70 local artists, for your own home or for a special gift. The Winter Small Works Show and Sale runs until January 21, 2023.

Have some shopping to do? The AGGV Gallery Shop has a great selection of gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Items include local handmade pottery, jewelry, woodcraft, glass art, textiles, books, exhibition catalogues, magazines, posters, art cards, home goods, stationery, puzzles, children’s games and toys, and a beautiful selection of holiday ornaments and decorations. The Gallery Shop works with local artists and artisans to source many of the products available. The shop is located at the AGGV entrance and does not require an entrance fee to browse or purchase.

Searching for a present that helps support the gallery? Bring art to life with the gift of an AGGV membership for a special person in your life this holiday season.

Please note the AGGV’s holiday hours: the gallery is closed Christmas Day (December 25) and Boxing Day (December 26) and will be open on New Year’s Day (January 1) from 12 to 5 pm. The gallery will close early at 2 pm on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year’s Eve (December 31).

For more information on these activities, or to register for the moccasin-making workshop or purchase a gift membership, visit