Tens of thousands of people descended on Moss Street in Victoria on Saturday for the 34th annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In, which showcases local artists.
An estimated 30,000 people attended the event, which is described as the Island’s biggest outdoor visual art display.
“Artists are still the main focus of the event and there’s over 160 artists from across the Island here today,” said Nancy Noble, director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, on Saturday.
“But this year we also have music and dance and other performances – and the gallery’s open, it’s free, you can come in and see the exhibitions, so there’s just a lot going on,” she said.
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Artists also came to Victoria from nearby Gulf Islands, according to Noble, which serves as an opportunity for local artists to showcase their work.
“They don’t always get the opportunity to have so many people see their work, so we really like to support them,” she said.
The event stretched across 13 blocks of Moss Street, from Fort Street down to Dallas Road.