The Avenue Gallery
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One of the premiere boutique galleries in the Pacific Northwest, The Avenue Gallery, in Victoria, British Columbia, has been showcasing contemporary Canadian fine art since 2002. Patrons from around the world are treated to ever-changing exhibits and have access to unsurpassed collections by painters, sculptors, and glass and jewellery artists. This impressive gallery carries a broad spectrum of modern art that appeals to people new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors.
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Val M
1 contribution
Oct 2020
Avenue Gallery is my favourite gallery in Victoria, so when we renovated our house I looked there for the perfect piece of art for a feature wall in our home. I found the perfect painting, which the gallery owner, Heather, personally came and hung for us. Having Heather come in person to our home means a lot to us, so that this special painting by Shinah Lee is perfectly placed in its feature location. The pieces that Heather chooses for her gallery are unique and inviting. there is no pressure to buy - just super welcoming people and exceptional art in paint, glass, pottery, sculpture and jewellery. This gallery has it all!
Written October 16, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, Val! We are so appreciative. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in the neighbourhood.
Written October 16, 2020
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Seaside685268
Stockton, CA8 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
My friend and I were fortunate to visit The Avenue Gallery today. What a pleasurable experience. The gallery owner/ manager(?) Heather Wheeler provided a very heartfelt welcome up entering the gallery and introduced us to the current exhibition, providing some meaningful information on the artist. At various times she checked in with us and provided additional gems of information on the other artists work on display. Being on holidays we were not dressed that smartly and we were not dismissed because of that. Oddly enough that is actually a novel experience as many gallerists these days prejudge the worth of a person on first impressions.
Well done The Avenue Gallery. I highly recommend this gallery based on the quality of the work and customer experience.
Written October 17, 2018
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Hi Seaside685268, thank you so much for taking the time to leave your kind review! It was a pleasure to share our gallery treasures with you yesterday. We look forward to welcoming you back when you're next in Victoria... Kind regards, Heather
Written October 18, 2018
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TravelOften1968
Johannesburg, South Africa584 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
This is an amazing gallery, particularly for West Coast art. Reasonable but not cheap prices with a selection of established and rising artists. A nice stop when visiting Oak Bay Village.
Written January 24, 2017
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We are so delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our gallery when you were last in Oak Bay. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with the TripAdvisor community. Reviews like yours are integral in increasing awareness for the arts on the west coast.
Written January 25, 2017
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SeeingTHEworld2012
Victoria, Canada847 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
good gallery with some interesting artists, especially Blu Smith. I do find some of the selections not as strong as others and artwork sitting on the floor has always bothered me
Written August 3, 2015
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Thank you for your feedback; we hope you will join us this November for Blu Smith's solo exhibition, featuring over 20 stunning abstracts! - The Avenue Gallery Team
Written June 11, 2016
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Maureen276
11 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
Galleries can be intimidating for the average person but there is no need to worry at this fine Oak Bay gallery. The staff is gracious and there is no pressure. The space is lovely and inviting. The art is diverse and well curated. There is something for everyone. A must visit when strolling along Oak bay Avenue.
Written July 8, 2015
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ianrvic
Victoria, Canada3 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
Just had my first visit to The Avenue Gallery. The staff there were most welcoming and allowed me all the time and room to browse this wonderful gallery. While some of the artwork wasn't to my taste, the vast majority was! There are a few paintings I'm looking at and will definitely be looking more on their website when I get home. Most definitely on my list for a return visit next time I'm in the area!
Written June 5, 2015
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Terry T
Florida119 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
We have purchased several Lisa Samphire pieces to add to our collection of her work. All contact has been by phone as we are located in Florida, USA. Avenue Gallery staff have been very easy to work with. Our orders are shipped promptly. They are very well packaged and have arrived in perfect condition. We look forward to continuing to work with these fine folks in the future.
Written December 29, 2019
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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughtful words, Terry! We take pride in packaging all artwork for shipment with care, and appreciate your positive feedback. We hope your newest Lisa Samphire addition brings you much joy. Thank you for your support of our gallery and its artists!
Written December 30, 2019
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Lise H
Victoria, Canada134 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
I have been buying too many beautiful paintings & some jewellry, from various artists from Heather and her team since 2004....always fresh and exciting. The gallery is always a welcoming place, my problem is it is in my neighbourhood!! Thanks Heather for all your help!
Lise
Written April 25, 2019
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Thank you for your thoughtful words, Lise! We look forward to your visits and are always happy to hear when the perfect piece finds its perfect place in your home. Thank you for your continued support over the years.
Written April 27, 2019
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Josh N
1 contribution
Sep 2018 • Solo
I stumbled upon the gallery while I was searching online for a particular style of painting. I am so glad I did. Heather and her team are wonderful and so easy to work with. They were willing to work with me on a layaway plan and even shipped the painting to me. The Avenue Gallery is top notch.

-Josh
Atlanta, GA
Written March 4, 2019
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Hi Josh, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your online shopping experience! We are delighted that our no interest layaway plan helped to make your art purchase possible. This is something that we offer our clients to enable them to expand their art collections while staying within budget...great for our clients and artists alike! We hope your newest art addition brings you much joy. Thank you for your support of my gallery and it’s artists! Kind regards, Heather
Written March 5, 2019
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MelodieH
Victoria, Canada76 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
Stunning gallery with a variety of incredible works ranging from paintings, sculptures, and jewelry. It's definitely worth visiting if you are a lover of fine art!
Written March 30, 2017
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Thank you for your review, Melodie! Be sure to drop by next month as we are featuring two exhibitions, 'My Canada', a group sculpture and painting show, and 'A Little Something...' our Victoria Hospice fundraiser. We look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery soon! - The Avenue Gallery Team
Written April 2, 2017
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