Since 1987, the AGGV has had the pleasure of hosting the Art Gallery Paint-In, bringing together local artists, community organizations, and the local community for what has grown to become Vancouver Island’s largest free arts festival, and year after year, it's our amazing volunteers who are at the heart of it all. 

In 2023, Paint-In welcomed an estimated 40,000 visitors throughout the day and brought more than 160 artists to Moss Street. The entire street, from Fort St. to Dallas Rd., was once again painted with creativity and vibrant energy.

When the day finally comes each year, there are many things that need to be done, and it’s our amazing volunteers who help us bring it together, time after time.  Last year, we had 89 volunteers helping us at every turn, making it possible for everyone involved – Artists, visitors, performers, Gallery staff and more, to have a fantastic and fun time, painting the town.

“It was a very enjoyable event. I had a lovely time and would love doing it again! Thank you.”

– Volunteer Tesimonial

“Love this event. It’s very well run and a lot of fun to volunteer at!”

– Volunteer Testimonial

“Fabulous day! Lots of fun. Everyone was super friendly and kind!”

– Volunteer Testimonial

“The Art Gallery Paint-In IS the highlight of my year! It’s energizing and engaging.”

“Eye candy for the soul”

-Visitor Testimonials

This year, with over 160 participating artists and higher attendance anticipated, we need your help!  If you would like to be a part of this exciting experience, become a volunteer for the 2024 Art Gallery Paint-In, presented by TD, happening on Saturday, July 20!

Don’t miss out on the fun, get involved and APPLY TO VOLUNTEER TODAY!


Feature Image: Moss Street during the 2023 Paint-In, courtesy of the AGGV.