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Update Week of August 11, 2014

Check Facebook daily (Monday to Friday) from now until August 29 to win free tickets to An Evening in the Garden

 Artist needed for Space at Saanich Centennial Library from August 21 to October 2, 2014.

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Upcoming CACGV Events  

August 21 - September 9: CACGV End of Summer Art Show

The CACGV invites the public and its members to display a piece/pieces of work they have created this summer (2-D or 3-D) for the annual year end summer art show held at the Bay Centre.  Artists willing to demonstrate throughout the duration of the show will be given an honorarium.  All are welcome.  Submit your information here

August 13 - August 27: Young@Art - The CACGV invites all young artists (under 30) to show what they are making to our community.  Exhibition in the Cedar Hill Café Gallery. 

August 5 - September 21: Puppets for Peace - Enjoy a plethora of giant puppets and events at the Bay Centre leading into the Puppets for Peace Celebration and Parade on Sunday,  September 21.  Drop-in for giant puppet construction workshops Tuesday through Sunday between 10:00am - 5:00pm and every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm for live puppet performances.  We are located on the third floor near the elevators in the Bay Centre.  For more information visit the puppets for peace website.   


Saturday, August 30th - An Evening in the Garden - Enjoy an elegant evening at the Abkhazi Garden in support of the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria.  Your ticket will include a complimentary 3-course champagne high tea service, live musical entertainment, live and silent auction, raffle packages and live interactive performances.  This is a cocktail style event, but there will be seating available.  All funds raised at this event will go to CACGV Youth Programming.  Single Tickets $35, Group of seven $245.  

Get your tickets now: single tickets, group of seven (8 tickets for the price of 7 tickets)

Charitable receipts will be distributed for the purchase of tickets for this fundraiser.


Saturday, September 13 - Fall for the Arts 2014 - Cedar Hill Recreation centre will transform into a resource for multi-arts disciplines in Victoria.  Brought to you by the CACGV in partnership with Saanich and the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill.  More information coming soon.


Saturday, September 13 - Paint in the Park -  Be part of the fun! Presented in combination with 'Fall for the Arts 2014', we are inviting artists to set up their easels and paint in the beautiful natural green space behind the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. To reserve your spot, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


September 22 – October 5 - Ballet Victoria 'Dance Art Works' - An exhibition in partnership with Ballet Victoria displaying art created by seniors taking place at the Bay Centre (downtown, mall hours).  The works illustrate the quest to capture the essence of dance during its creation process from choreography to rehearsal and premiere performances.  The exhibition will display photographs and paintings created while the artists watched ballet dancers practice and perform as well as costume displays and small performances.


October 2014 - Monday Magazine Photo Contest - Submissions for our annual Monday Magazine Photography contest will be opening soon. Stay tuned for submission guidelines. 

Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria

The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria elevates the profile of artists and performers while igniting passion in local arts and culture in our community.

Established in 1968 as a non-profit organization and registered charity, the CACGV embraces all arts disciplines, including: literary, visual, music, theatre, dance and media arts; and the rich cultural diversity and heritage of Greater Victoria. Galleries, workshops, presentations and special events are staged throughout the region and in our spacious venue at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill. 

CACGV activities are open to the entire community. We welcome artists and performers of all disciplines and at all levels, from curious, to emerging to professional. 

We value and encourage relationships with local organizations to build community through arts and culture.


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Upcoming Member Events

July 4, 2014 - August 30, 2014
Anne Bowen - Shelby Assenheimer showing at theMuse Winery
Location: Muse Winery 11195 Chalet Rd., N. Saanich
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Twenty two new works by Anne Bowen and Shelby Assenheimer at the beautiful Muse Winery on Chalet Road.
August 30, 2014 - September 1, 2014
Art Gallery at the Saanich Fair
Location: Saanich Fairgrounds
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 am
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Call to Artists & Performers

Check Out the Opportunities

Alliance for Arts and Culture Click Here

Preview the Gallery Guide Click Here

Check out updates from the Nanaimo Arts CouncilClick Here

Deadline: ASAPCommunityArts Council of GreaterVictoriahas an immediate call for visual artists for theirsatellitegalleries:

GVPL Saanich Centennial:August 22-October 3,October 3- November 14,November 14- January 2.

GVPL- Bruce Hutchison:August 22-October 3,October 3- November 14,November 14-Jan 2.

MLA Carole James Office:July 11-August 22,November 14- January 2.

Abkhazi Tea House:July 11-August 22,November 14-January 2.

Deadline:Monday, August 22, 2:00 p.m.Request for Expressions of Interest & Call for Qualifications.Public Artwork for a New Development.Staburn Property Group Ltd.North Vancouver, BC.Eligibility:Open to Artists in British Columbia & Alberta.Budget:$65,550Staburn Property Group is seeking an artist or a team of artists to create artwork associated with the development of a new mixed-use complex location in the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood of North Vancouver. This request for Expressions and Call for Qualifications has been prepared to solicit responses from artists experienced with budgeting, fabrication and working with design teams.Up to five artists or artist teams will be shortlisted and will receive a fee of $250.00 (exclusive of GST) to prepare a proposal.For the full description of the project click here
Deadline: Friday, September 12.Cover Stories: Manhole Cover Art Contest.City of RichmondRichmond, Budget: Two selected artists will each be awarded $2,000Eligibility: Open to anyone who lives in Metro Vancouver.The City of Richmond invites artists of all ages and abilities to put pencil to paper and create a design that could be featured on some of Richmond's new manhole covers. Cover Stories: Manhole Cover Art Contest will engage the community to transform regular manhole covers into works of public art, showcasing the theme of Richmond's cultural heritage.Art work must be completed on an established template available at:

Application Deadline:September 19.Communities in Resistanceand the Art of Solidarity.Are you a visual or spoken word artist? Your art is needed to show solidarity with people who are in danger of intimidation and violence as they work to protect the air, land and water in their communities impacted by Canadian mining operations.Art ShowOctober 16thtoNovember 6th, 2014.Little Fernwood Gallery, 1923 Fernwood Road.Spoken Word and Music PerformanceOctober 24th, 2014.Fernwood Community Association Theater1923 Fernwood Road.www.mjacvictoria.cato apply!Mining Justice Action Committee (Victoria)

Victoria International Chalk Festival - September 13/14th

We are now welcoming applications from local, national and international artists to join us September 13th and 14th, 2014. Whether you are a professional artist or a novice, we welcome your application and thank you for continuing to help us make our festival a growing success! Those who wish to do a drawing as a team or group are also welcome to apply! Our First Nation's theme this year is 'Nature's Spirits', a celebration of art, wonder and adventure. It encompasses the spiritual wonders of what nature bestows upon the world in which we live. Apply here.