AGGV House Tour set for 64th Anniversary edition
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Gallery Associates invite you to mark your calendar for Sunday, Sept. 24 when they present the 64th Anniversary House Tour. A mix of new and stunningly renovated homes, five of Oak Bay’s most beautiful residences will be open for viewing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to viewing the unique Oak Bay residences, visitors will have the opportunity to chat with local artists working at each location. This year artists include: Richard Hunt, acclaimed First Nations carver; Mary Fox, ceramic artist; Will Millar, former leader of the Irish Rovers and renowned painter; Mary-ellen Threadkell, abstract painter; Keith Holmes painter, muralist and graphic artist and Joan Pattee, multi-genre painter. To accent the design of the homes, each stop on the tour also features imaginative floral creations from the Victoria Floral Artists’ Guild.
“This year’s House Tour includes not only excellent architecture and interior design but the homes also feature significant works by renowned artists,” said Bill Huzar, 2017 House Tour Chair. “Visitors will have the chance to enjoy the superb personal art collections that owners have on their walls throughout the homes.”
Huzar added, “the tour is the annual Gallery Associates’ major fundraiser in support of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. All funds raised go toward supporting programs and operational expenses incurred by the Gallery. The Gallery Associates volunteer, promote and support the AGGV through fundraising events and programs.”
Tickets for the self-directed tour cost $35 and go on sale September 1 at the AGGV, 1040 Moss Street; online at aggv.ca/events