Victoria bus shelters to display work by local artists

The City of Victoria has unveiled plans to exhibit local artwork on select downtown bus shelters and an outdoor art gallery through next year.

Through a partnership between Pattison Outdoor Advertising and the City of Victoria, posters showcasing the work of local artists will be displayed on six bus shelters in and around the Yates Street area.

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The work of 12 local artists will be presented on a rotating basis in two rounds of four months each through December. The first set of six is on display now through September at five bus shelters on Yates Street and another at the corner of Johnson and Quadra streets.

The artwork of local artist Emily Thiessen is also part of the initiative. Her work will add to the atmosphere of the Commercial Alley Art Gallery in August, when her mural-sized comic kicks off the eighth local art installation on the wall of the Youth Empowerment Society building on lower Yates Street. Thiessen’s submission on plywood, What If, will be displayed through August 2021.

For more information on the artists participating in the public art showcases, visit


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