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Calling all artists! Alley art gallery looking for creative and colourful works

One of Victoria’s historic alleyways has become a passageway for passionate art.

Creative minds are now invited to exhibit their art for the 10th annual showcase.

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The Commercial Alley Outdoor Gallery is more than a public art initiative — it’s a destination lane and a feast for the eyes.

Located between the 500 block of Yates Street and Bastion Square, the artistic alley has been brightened by large panels of artwork since 2014.

“Victoria is known as a creative city full of opportunities,” says Mayor Lisa Helps.

“Continuing to provide outdoor exhibition spaces for artists in Victoria, not only supports our local creative communities, it helps foster a city rich in inspiration and joy.”

Chosen artists will see their panels displayed from October 2022 for almost a year, and also receive $4,000 for their creative vision.

An online information session will be held on July 13th, and contenders can register here.

All entrants must live in the Capital Region, including the Gulf Islands. Past artists in the alley include Other (a.k.a. Troy Lovegates), Kai Choufour, Liz P. Dempsey, Daniel Ellingsen, and Roy Green.

The deadline for submissions is July 22 at 4 pm. PST. Submissions can be uploaded to the City of Victoria here.

For more information, visit the Commercial Alley Outdoor Art Gallery site.

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