Family Day – Free Entry to The Robert Bateman Centre!

Experience the magic of nature and the largest permanent collection of Robert Bateman’s work, as well as an exciting program of activities.

This Family Day, February 18th, we are delighted to welcome you to the Gallery FREE of charge.

Experience the magic of nature and the largest permanent collection of Robert Bateman’s work, as well as an exciting program of activities.

At select times, you can join us for:

  • 10am: Soapstone carving workshop – for an additional cost, you can carve a soapstone Orca, Bear or Seal! Pre-booking is essential.
  • 11am and 3pm: FREE Nature Sketch drop-in sessions – experience a taste of the program that allows children to learn about their local wildlife and different habitats using core eco-literacy principles and sketching inspiration from world-renowned artist and naturalist Robert Bateman. Please note this activity will have limited space and be offered on a first-come, first-served basis!
  • 2pm: Free tour of the gallery – this is your chance to learn more about Robert’s evolution as an artist, and hear personal stories from behind the scenes of his creations

Throughout the day, you will be able to:

  • Get a free Nature Sketch mini booklet
  • Take part in our Gallery scavenger hunt
  • Try our Virtual Reality Experience: Bateman 360. The VR experience brings the outdoors to life using a combination of 3D art, 360 degree video, a voice over by Robert Bateman, and a surprise visit at the end to one of Mr Bateman’s favourite spots

Please note that all activities and free resources will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and whilst stocks last. We can’t wait to see you at the gallery!

 

OUT OF HAND 29th Annual Artisan Fair

Meet the person behind the masterpiece! Out of Hand presents a meticulously curated selection of fine arts, crafts, artisan food and one-of-a-kind fashions created by some of BC’s most creative professional artisans. The largest Artisan Fair of its kind on Vancouver Island, Out of Hand features well established craftspeople, a pop-up etsy boutique, live entertainment, and fabulous daily door prizes.

Out of Hand 29th Artisan FairTickets available at the door: Adults $9, Weekend pass $10, Seniors & students $2 off, kids under 12 admitted free.

The Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Victoria

Info: 250-479-4339. Or visit www.outofhand.ca

Meet the person behind the masterpiece! Out of Hand presents a meticulously curated selection of fine arts, crafts, artisan food and one-of-a-kind fashions created by some of BC’s most creative professional artisans.  The largest Artisan Fair of its kind on Vancouver Island, Out of Hand features well established craftspeople, a pop-up etsy boutique, live entertainment, and fabulous daily door prizes.

8th Annual Vintage Holiday Fair

Everyone’s Favourite Vintage Fair is Almost Here!

8th Annual Vintage Holiday Fair
Time to start shopping for the holidays

The Vintage Holiday Fair is where you can shop over 40 booths during the  filled with vintage treasures! Including W.I.N.’s Giant Treasure Emporium on the lower level.

Enjoy a free gift with entry (while supplies last)!

Arrive early to the Vintage Holiday Fair and delight in a free goodie bag filled with little gifts (a few have extra awesome prizes from some of our sponsors tucked inside! (for the first 100 attendees only.)

Watch the Millies perform a special,heartwarming tribute to Remembrance Day at 11am! Only at the Vintage Holiday Fair.
Learn how to make a handmade poppy at our poppy making station – courtesy of The Makehouse. All proceeds go to our beloved veterans.
Cherish another opportunity to savor the musical delights of the Millies. At noon, it’s Happy Holidays!
You can also visit the event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/172918473282369