Victoria is looking to showcase artwork in an outdoor downtown gallery – Vancouver Island Free Daily

Kai Choufour’s work known as Newtopia shown here was selected by the City of Victoria for the Commercial Alley Outdoor Art Gallery’s fifth installation in 2017-2018. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Victoria is looking to showcase artwork in an outdoor downtown gallery

The city is looking for an artist or art team to fill the Commercial Alley outdoor art gallery

The City of Victoria invites artists and art teams from across the region to display their work in the Commercial Alley Outdoor Art Gallery’s 10th Annual Installation.

The outdoor art gallery, located between the 500 block of Yates Street and Bastion Square, seeks to enhance the vitality of the neighborhood while preserving the alley’s use by local businesses.

The art will be presented as a series of four 1.2 meter by 2.4 meter panels and the artist may cut and reshape the panels within the structural limits.

The selected artist or team will receive $4,000 for their submission. Their work will be installed by the city and presented from October this year until August 2023.

Interested persons can submit their proposals at Eligible artists must live in the Capital Region, including the Gulf Islands. The deadline for submission is July 22 at 4 p.m.

“Victoria is known as a creative city full of opportunity,” Mayor Lisa Helps said in a statement. “Continuing to provide outdoor exhibition spaces for artists in Victoria not only supports our local creative communities, but helps foster a city rich in inspiration and joy.”

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