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Oak Bay artist brush-up enjoys 17th year without rain

Thousands attend for event’s best year yet, artist society president says

Oak Bay’s Bowker Creek Brush-Up survived yet another second Sunday in August without rain last weekend, bringing thousands of people all ages together for the event’s 17th year.

The Oak Bay Community Artists Society’s art show and sale Aug. 14 featured dozens of artsy vendors and performers both young and old.

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Society president Flo-Elle Watson called it the event’s best year yet and estimated between 2,500 and 3,000 folks attended.

Check out a variety of photos from this year’s brush-up, taken and shared by Joanie McCorry.

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