Bastion Square is located in the heart of downtown Victoria, B.C. The ceremonial entry arch, located at View and Government Streets, welcomes visitors to the original site of old Fort Victoria.
The square looks out on the Inner Harbour and boasts the finest restaurants, pubs, and cafes in Victoria. In the summer, its seasonal artisan market and many outdoor patios make it an ideal spot to visit!
Brian Simons (Sooke Fine Arts Festival winner)
Being a self-taught artist, I have derived much of my inspiration from the “GROUP OF SEVEN”, the French Impressionists, and the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’í Faith).
My family and I moved to Vancouver Island in 1988 from Alberta where I first began to paint (approx. 30 yrs.ago).
With increasing confirmation and success in my work since that time, I decided in June 1993 to pursue painting on a full-time basis. Recently, we moved to Penticton, BC where I continue to paint on a regular basis.
During the last several years, I have had many successes and completed several commission pieces for architects, a television production company, and numerous corporate and private collectors. My work is currently represented by RED GALLERY, Victoria, BC and KAMP GALLERIES, Chicago IL.
The 2013 Bastion Square Public Market opens for the season Thursday, May 2nd, and is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 am – 5:30 pm until the end of September.
The market turns 18 this year! Stretching from Victoria’s waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.
The Sunday Market at Bastion Square opens Sunday, May 5 from 11 am – 4:30 pm and will run every Sunday through September, except June 2.
The former Government Street Sunday Market — and its Farmers’ Market — moved to Bastion Square and Langley Street on Sundays last year. This well-known market has a wonderful blend of unique and wonderful art..an eclectic mix of arts, crafts, imports, and entertainment.
The Farmers’ Market invites you to come and try the Village Oven’s homemade breads and pastries; Local Motive’s selection of produce and berries from local farms Ann Reed’s gluten free products and veggie burgers, Snowden House’s homeade soups and pastas, Preservation Foods preserves, chutneys, and relishes; Cottlestone Apiary’s honey, authentic Mexican Food, Persian Food and Vin Coco’s decadent desserts.
Throughout the summer of 2013, the Sunday Market at Bastion Square will host an Artist of the Day in Bastion Square This new event has been designed to profile local artists from all corners of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The Artist of the Day began May 19 profiling Ida Eriksen and her wonderful oil paintngs capturing the beauty of our Island.
On June 9th from 11 am – 4 pm come down to Bastion Square and meet Photographer, Angela Wyat, while listening to the talented O’brien family from 12-2 pm and from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm it’s that fun group the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band.