VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Location: 1640 Electra Boulevard, Sidney BC, V8L 5V4

Hours: Daily, 3:30am – 1:30am

Please note — The venue at the Victoria International Airport is the Tim Horton’s café area.

Display Space

  • This area is in passenger check-in area, on walls of seating area beside and behind the café area.
  • Hanging rail and cable system.  There is a total of 80′ (24.4 metres) of hanging rail.  The hanging rail is 9′ (3 metres) above the floor.
  • Paintings up to 3 feet (1 m) in height are suitable and allow enough clearance above seated patrons in this area.
  • Airport provides ladder and cables with locking hangers.
  • Suitable for 2-D artwork only which is shared by 3 individual artists or a small group of artists.
  • Each exhibiting artist is assigned SIX hanging rails each (six works max each)

General

  • Exhibitions run for three months.
  • Typically three individual artists or a small group are displayed in the café area.
  • All art works are subject to approval for a family-friendly, culturally diverse facility.
  • Artists must sign a standard contract before installation of the show.
  • Artists are expected to assist with the hang and strike of their show, under guidance by VAC personnel.

Fees

  • 20% commission on all sales payable to VAC. The Victoria International Airport does not collect a commission.

Installation

  • Set-up and strike is on a predetermined dates.
  • Artwork must be delivered to and picked up from the airport by artists.
  • The gallery has a cable and hook hanging system.
  • Artists must attach wire on the back of their works as close to the top as possible to avoid work falling forward when hanging.
  • Artists will assist in hanging works.
  • Labels are NOT required, the Airport staff prepare a list of all artworks on display. Please have information available on title of work, medium, size, and contact information. Prices cannot be displayed.

Promotion

  • VAC will promote exhibition through our email newsletter, website, and social media.
  • Artists are required to provide a list of titles, prices & contact info, medium, and title of work. No prices will be displayed.
  • Artists are expected to provide two photos of their work (jpegs & PDF) and an artist statement for VAC promotion.

Sale of Artwork

  • All sales are the responsibility of the artist, so be sure to include your contact information on labels.
  • Artist contact information is included in the display, but prices are not.
  • Artwork may not be removed prior to the strike of the show.

Available Bookings

Please email us at arts@vicartscouncil.ca if you would like to book this venue, or if you have any questions.

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