For 21 years the Oak Bay Marine Group has been host to Painters at Painter’s. This signature event was created by the Founder of our Company, Bob Wright, and his lifelong friend and artist Len Gibbs. Their original objective in holding this annual celebration of the arts was to support and recognize the artists of British Columbia, and share their talent with the public.
The success of the event was the result of Bob’s personal energy, love of the arts, and the eclectic, humorous and engaging personalities of both the artists and guests.
For two decades the artists and the public have gathered at Painter’s Lodge on the last weekend in May. It became a reunion – a celebration – and an inspiration to host such incredibly talented people under one roof, in such an extraordinary setting.
After what has been an amazing twenty-one years we have made the difficult decision to not continue with Painters at Painter’s for 2016, and we hope this leaves nothing but positive memories for all those who have attended.
Supporting the arts is something we intend to continue as part our Founder’s legacy. His profound love of the arts will not be forgotten. Rather, as the Oak Bay Marine Group evolves, Bob’s love of the arts will be re-invented in new contemporary ways and kept alive long into the future.
We would like to thank each and every artist and guest for their dedication to Painters at Painter’s over the many years. We recognize that without your commitment, talent, and generosity the event could never have blossomed into what it did, and we are extremely grateful.