The second annual Esquimalt Community Arts Hub art market tour returns on Aug. 7.
Featuring more than 45 artists in urban farms and gardens, the event works similar to a crawl, where participants receive a walkable map, moving from property to property to view a variety of unique art pieces along the way.
There are four different neighbourhoods lined with 30 stops, with a map that can be viewed online or printed off. The tour is meant to mimic large-scale art markets from previous years, but will continue using social distancing guidelines to keep eventgoers safe.
|The art and garden tour happening in Esquimalt on Aug. 7 will feature over 40 local artists whose works will be situated on properties around the municipality. (Esquimalt Community Arts Council)|
Gillian Turner is a painter and ceramic artist who displayed her work in a Rockheights garden last year.
“The garden supported my work and provided a beautiful visual complement, but at the same time, I feel my work also supported the beauty of the garden and drew visitors to admire the natural surroundings,” she said in a release.
The COVID-friendly tour will feature similar themes this year, connecting natural landscapes with the art itself.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7. For more information and a list of the gardeners and artists, visit ecah.ca/urban-arts-tour.