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‘Community access to art’: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria launches free admission program


A relaxing and inspirational activity just became more accessible for everyone in Greater Victoria! If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV), now’s your chance.

As of September 2nd, in collaboration with TD Bank Group, the gallery is launching the ‘Feel Free’ program and will offer multiple opportunities for you to visit without any cost.

Residents of Greater Victoria can now visit the gallery on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as every Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for free!

“We’re so proud to support the AGGV with the creation of the Feel Free program,” said Bruce Gray, Vancouver Island District Vice President, TD Bank Group. 

“Art is something everyone deserves to experience – it serves as a catalyst to connect communities, create conversation and draw inspiration.”

Nancy Noble, AGGV Director and CEO also expressed her excitement about the recent launch and is thrilled to offer the community an affordable way to interact and connect with their art.

“TD Bank Group has supported the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for the last 16 years through their sponsorship of the TD Art Gallery Paint-In,” she said. 

“We are extremely grateful that they have now extended their support to this year-round initiative.”

Guests are encouraged to check out their current exhibition, The Street, Symbiosis and While Black: A forum for speculation on what the gallery can’t hold.

Upcoming exhibitions include, Unexpected: The Life and Art of Sophie Pemberton, Canadian Artist opening on September 23rd, Tender Touch, opening on November 25th, and In the Flesh opening on December 9th.

Grab your family and friends, and discover the wonderful art, exhibitions, and programing!

  • Where: 1040 Moss Street
  • When: Beings on Saturday, September 2nd
    • The first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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