Art Galleries in Victoria
Victoria has always attracted artists from right across Canada, not only to live but to display and sell their offerings. The fine art market is well represented in Victoria, the following are a few galleries worth checking on your next visit.
The Robert Bateman Centre Gallery Discover the beauty of wildlife in this unique art gallery on Victoria’s historic waterfront. Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the magic of nature– now visitors can see 100 of his original and rare paintings in one dramatic location.
Close by, the Madrona Gallery is the latest addition to the Victoria art scene, the gallery exhibits both emerging and internationally recognized artists from across Canada as well as a wonderful collection of contemporary and historic Inuit art.
For a great art adventure take the time to explore the Western Communities. Your first stop should be The Coast Collective Art Centre. Centrally located in the new Holiday Inn in the heart of Victoria’s beautiful and growing West Shore, you'll find the amazing work of over 100 local artists and an Artisan Gift Shop.
The West End Gallery displays the works of over 40 painters as well as hosting the Annual Canadian Glass Show each summer. A must for all gallery goers, they offer a wide selection of all styles and aesthetics.
A little off the beaten track is The Morris Gallery, Victoria's largest gallery with space equivalent to five or six downtown galleries, you will find multiple works by local artists always on display. Morris Gallery is only five minutes from downtown by car or a pleasant 25 minute stroll along the Galloping Goose Trail.