The City of Victoria is inviting artists to apply to be part of the Commercial Alley Outdoor Art Gallery.

“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.”

Artists and artist teams in the Capital Region are invited to submit proposals to exhibit their artwork in what will be the Commercial Alley Outdoor Art Gallery’s tenth annual installation.

The proposed artwork is to be presented as a series of four, 1.2 metre by 2.4 metre panels and the artist can cut and reshape the panels within structural limitations. The selected artist/artist team will be paid a fee of $4,000. The artwork will be installed by the City and showcased from October 2022 to August 2023.

The outdoor art gallery is located between the 500 Block of Yates Street and Bastion Square and enhances the vitality of the area while retaining the alley’s use by local businesses.

Interested artists are invited to attend an online Information Session on Wednesday, July 13 from 5:30–7 p.m. Please register at Commercial Alley Art Gallery – Eventbrite.

Artists must live in the Capital Region, including the Gulf Islands. The deadline for submissions for the Call to Artists is Friday, July 22, 2022, at 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. All submissions and accompanying documents must be uploaded electronically at City of Victoria (victoria.bonfirehub.ca). Expression of interest hardcopies will NOT be accepted.

For more information visit: Victoria.ca/CommercialAlley