Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Friday December 8 - Viaduct Flats and Christmas Potluck

Kablaaw Alfrescoes. This Friday December 8 2017, we will be painting at Viaduct Flats and/or on Gwen and Bob's property. Parking can be found at the Viaduct Flats parking lot, near the intersection of Viaduct Avenue and Interurban Road ( here  is a map of the location).

Our Christmas Potluck is hosted by Gwen and Bob Langford (478 Viaduct Ave) just up the street. The Potluck will begin after painting around 12:00 to 12:30. Bring something yummy to share with the group. See you all there.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Friday December 1 - Saxe Point Park

Bona Jorno Alfrescoes! This Friday December 1 2017, we are painting at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt. Directions to Saxe Point can be found  here . We'll meet near the parking lot at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.


Notice: Alfrescoes Christmas Potluck

We are almost there! Our Christmas Potluck will be next Friday, December 8 2017, and it will be hosted by Gwen and Bob Langford (478 Viaduct Ave). We will be painting at Viaduct Flats that day, which is just down the street from Gwen and Bob's. The Potluck will begin after painting around 12:00 to 12:30. Bring something yummy to share with the group.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Friday November 24 - Government House

Góðan daginn Alfrescoes. Our next paint-out (Friday November 24 2017) will be at Government House (1401 Rockland Street). There is limited parking at the House but if you drive up and go past the house, take the left driveway. There is plenty of parking at the bottom. Click  here  for a map.

We can meet at noon in the glass gazebo for our Show'n'Tell, located in the front gardens (circled in red in the image below).




Notice: Alfrescoes Christmas Potluck

It's that time of year again! Our Christmas Potluck will be on Friday December 8 2017, and it will be hosted by Gwen and Bob Langford (478 Viaduct Ave). We will be painting at Viaduct Flats that day, which is just down the street from Gwen and Bob's. The Potluck will begin after painting around 12:00 to 12:30. Bring something yummy to share with the group.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Friday November 17 - Island View Beach Park

Jó napot kívánok Alfrescoes. This Friday November 17 2017, we are painting at Island View Beach Park. Directions to the location can be found  here . We'll meet for our Show'n'Tell at Noon near the gazebo.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Friday November 10 - Weir's Beach

Nyob Zoo Alfrescoes. This Friday November 10 2017, we will be painting at Weir's Beach in Metchosin. Parking can be found at the end of Sandgate Road. A map to the location can be found  here . We will have our Show'n'Tell at Noon where Sandgate Road meets the beach.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Friday November 3 - Beacon Hill Park

Mono Alfrescoes! This Friday November 3 2017, we will be painting at Beacon Hill Park (map  here ). A full map of the park can be viewed here. Washrooms can be found along Bridge Way.

We will meet (for our Show'n'Tell) at Noon in the parking lot at the corner of Beacon Hill Loop and Circle Drive (red circle in image below).

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Friday October 27 - Goldstream Park

A Gaishai Ka Alfrescoes. This Friday October 27 2017, we will be painting at Goldstream Park. The map showing the location can be found  here . We will meet after at 12:00 for our Show'n'Tell in the main parking lot under the picnic table enclosure.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Friday October 20 - Esquimalt Gorge Park

Namaste Alfrescoes! This Friday October 20 2017, we will be returning to Esquimalt Gorge Park, off Tillicum Road (map  here ). We will meet near the parking lot at Noon for our Show'n'Tell. See you there.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Friday October 13 - Michell's Farm

Kutaa Alfrescoes. We are off to Michell's Farm Market this week, Friday October 13 2017. It's pumpkin time again.

Please don't use the front parking lot of Michell's Farm Market Store as this could inconvenience their customers. There is also parking along the road. Please don't park in any of the farm fields as it could cause damage. A map of the location can be found  here .

We will meet behind the market at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Friday October 6 - Swan Lake

Χαίρετε! Alfrescoes. This Friday October 6 2017, we are heading to the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary.

Directions to the parking lot can be found  here . We'll meet in the parking lot at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Friday September 29 - St. Stephen's Church

Servus Alfrescoes. This Friday September 29 2017, we will be painting at the heritage St. Stephen's Anglican Church in Saanichton (map  here ). The old Church and Cemetery are on St. Stephen's Road. Please drive past the new church, continuing down to the Cemetery (identified by the red circle in the image below). We'll meet at the Cemetery at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Friday September 22 - Frank Mitchell's Farm

Gamarjoba Alfrescoes. This Friday September 22 2017, we will be painting at Frank Mitchell's farm in Metchosin. There's parking and facilities and everyone is welcome. The address is 530 Witty Beach Road (map  here ). Please remember to close gates behind you so the animals don't wander. We'll meet near the house at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Friday September 15 - Francis/King Regional Park

Häj ą̊ dig! Alfrescoes. This Friday September 15 2017, we will be painting at Francis/King Regional Park. A map of the location can be found  here . We'll meet at Noon for our Show'n'Tell in the main parking lot.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Friday September 8 - Saanichton Bay Park

Nazdar Alfrescoes. This Friday, September 8 2017, we will be painting at Saanichton Bay Park (map  here ). Parking is available on a side street, just off Mt. Newton Cross Road (see below, labelled "park access road"). We will meet at the parking area at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Friday September 1 - Macaulay Point Park

Tanisi Alfrescoes. On Friday September 1 2017, we will be painting at Macaulay Point Park in Esquimalt (map  here ). We will meet at the picnic tables at 12:00 noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Friday August 25 - Government House

Dydh da Alfrescoes. Our next paint-out (Friday August 25 2017) will be at Government House (1401 Rockland Street). There is limited parking at the House but if you drive up and go past the house, take the left driveway. There is plenty of parking at the bottom.
Click  here  for a map.

We can meet at noon in the glass gazebo for our Show'n'Tell, located in the front gardens (circled in red in the image below).

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Friday August 18 - Clover Point Park

Haa marʉ́awe Alfrescoes. This Friday August 18 2017, we will be painting at Clover Point Park (a map can be found  here ). We will meet at noon for our Show'n'Tell, on the Clover Point parking loop. See you there.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Friday August 11 - Goldstream Park

Kopivosian Alfrescoes. This Friday August 11 2017, we will be painting at Goldstream Park. The map showing the location can be found  here . We will meet after at 12:00 for our Show'n'Tell in the main parking lot under the picnic table enclosure.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Friday August 4 - Oak Bay Marina

Guuten takh Alfrescoes. This Friday August 4, 2017, we will be heading to the Oak Bay Marina (map  here ). We will meet at noon in Queens Park for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Friday July 28 - Albert Head Lagoon

ʔédlánet’é Alfrescoes. This Friday, July 28 2017, we will be painting at Albert Head Lagoon Regional Park. Directions to this location can be found by clicking  here . Parking is at the end of Delgada Road. We will meet near the parking lot at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Note: The 2017 Stinking Fish Studio Tour will be on in Metchosin at this time, with Frank Mitchell participating at 580 Witty Beach Road (Studio 580).

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Friday July 21 - Tower Point Metchosin

ngi2 ho3 Alfrescoes. This Friday July 21 2017, we'll be painting at Tower Point in Metchosin. (location map  here ) We will meet at the parking area at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Friday July 14 - Finnerty Gardens

Kopisanangan Alfrescoes! Finnerty Gardens (University of Victoria) is our destination for Friday July 14 2017 (map  here ).

UofVic parking Lot 6 is the closest to the gardens and is $1.50/hour. This website provides more information about Lot 6 and Finnerty Gardens. We will have a "very brief" Show'n'Tell at Noon near the entrance to the gardens.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Friday July 7 - Beaver Lake Ponds

Min-ga-la-ba Alfrescoes. This Friday July 7 2017, we will be painting at the Beaver Lake Ponds. We will meet at the old barn off of Glencoe Drive at Noon for our Show'n'Tell (red square in the image below). See the  map  for the location.

The image below provides another view of the location.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Friday June 30 - Cattle Point

Kumusta ka Alfrescoes. This Friday June 30 2017, we are painting at Cattle Point off Beach Drive (click  here  for map). We will meet at Noon in the main parking lot for our Show'n'Tell.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Friday June 23 - Canoe Brew Pub

Mulishani Alfrescoes. This Friday June 23 2017, we will be painting at the end of Swift Street, behind the Canoe Brew Pub (map  here ). We will meet along the walkway (see blue marker on map) at noon for our Show'n'Tell. (Note: if anyone is interested, Opus is having a sale on at that time)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Friday June 16 - Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse

Dabrydzień Alfrescoes. On Friday June 16 2017, our paint out location will be Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Light House. The location opens at 10:00 so it is a later start than usual. There is currently no entry fee, and parking is free. Let's hope the weather is good. A map for the location can be found  here . We'll meet towards the entrance at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

FYI ... If you haven't already done so, you can obtain your free 2017 National Parks Pass at the Fort Rodd Hill admissions gate.


AlFrescoes 2017 Show

The AlFrescoes 2017 show is being held at the Coast Collective Gallery, from June 14 to June 25, 2017

- Opening reception is on Saturday June 17 between 1:00 and 3:00
- After the show, Artists will pick up their paintings on Sunday June 25 between 5:00 and 5:30

The Coast Collective takes a 30% Commission on sales.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Friday June 9 - Banfield Park

Horas Alfrescoes! On Friday June 9 2017, we will be painting in Banfield Park, located in Vic West. A map to the location can be found by clicking  here . We'll meet near the main parking lot (near the Vic West Community Centre) at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.



Upcoming Event - AlFrescoes 2017 Show

The AlFrescoes 2017 show will be held at the Coast Collective Gallery, from June 14 to June 25, 2017

- Volunteers are to arrive at the show on Monday June 12 at 8:30am
- Painting Drop-Off will occur on Monday June 12 between 9:00 and 10:00
- Paintings will be hung on Monday June 12, between 10:00 and 11:00
- Opening reception is on Saturday June 17 between 1:00 and 3:00
- After the show, Artists will pick up their paintings on Sunday June 25 between 5:00 and 5:30

What art can be entered into the show?

Each artist can enter 2 paintings into the show. To qualify, the artist must have painted once with the AlFrescoes during the last year and half (i.e. since Jan 2016). The paintings being enter must be Plein Air paintings but they do not have to be painted with the AlFrescoes.

The Coast Collective takes a 30% Commission on sales.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Friday June 2 - High Oaks Farm

Laphi Alfrescoes! This Friday June 2 2017, we will be painting around the High Oaks Farm area. A map for this location can be found  here . You can park along Granville Ave or Hastings St (depending on what you want to paint). We will meet at Noon for our Show'n'Tell along Granville Ave, near the entrance to High Oaks Farm (marked in yellow on the map).

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Friday May 26 - Cadboro - Gyro Park

Kwei Alfrescoes! On Friday May 26 2017, we will be painting at Cadboro Bay Beach. Directions to this location can be found  here . Parking is at the end of Sinclair Road (Gyro Park). We will meet at Noon for our Show'n'Tell at the end of the parking lot, closest to the beach.


Upcoming Event - AlFrescoes 2017 Show


The AlFrescoes 2017 show will be held at the Coast Collective Gallery, from June 14 to June 25, 2017

- Volunteers are to arrive at the show on Monday June 12 at 8:30am
- Painting Drop-Off will occur on Monday June 12 between 9:00 and 10:00
- Paintings will be hung on Monday June 12, between 10:00 and 11:00
- Opening reception is on Saturday June 17 between 1:00 and 3:00
- After the show, Artists will pick up their paintings on Sunday June 25 between 5:00 and 5:30

What art can be entered into the show?

Each artist can enter 2 paintings into the show. To qualify, the artist must have painted once with the AlFrescoes during the last year and half (i.e. since Jan 2016). The paintings being enter must be Plein Air paintings but they do not have to be painted with the AlFrescoes.

The Coast Collective takes a 30% Commission on sales.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Friday May 19 - McNeill Bay

Werte Alfrescoes! This Friday, May 19 2017, we will be painting at McNeill Bay, located along Beach Drive in Oak Bay. Directions to this location can be found  here . We will meet at Noon for our Show'n'Tell, on the beach across from St. Patrick Street.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Friday May 12 - Playfair Park

Bunâ dzuâ Kamusta Alfrescoes! On Friday May 12 2017, we will be painting at Playfair Park. A map to the location can be found by clicking  here . We'll meet near the main parking lot (off Rock Street) at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Friday May 05 - Island View Beach Park

Héébee Alfrescoes. This Friday May 05 2017, we are painting at Island View Beach Park. Directions to the location can be found  here . We'll meet for our Show'n'Tell at Noon near the gazebo.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Friday April 28 - Mount Douglas Park

ṭenaisṭəlləň Alfrescoes! This Friday April 28 2017, we will be painting at Mount Douglas Park. Directions can be found  here . We'll meet at the picnic tables at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.


Upcoming Event - AlFrescoes 2017 Show

The AlFrescoes 2017 show will be held at the Coast Collective Gallery, from June 14 to June 25, 2017

- Volunteers (to be determined at a later date) are to arrive at the show on Monday June 12 at 8:30am
- Painting Drop-Off will occur on Monday June 12 between 9:00 and 10:00
- Paintings will be hung on Monday June 12, between 10:00 and 11:00
- Opening reception is on Saturday June 17 between 1:00 and 3:00
- After the show, Artists will pick up their paintings on Sunday June 25 between 5:00 and 5:30

What art can be entered into the show?

Each artist can enter 2 paintings into the show. To qualify, the artist must have painted once with the AlFrescoes during the last year and half (i.e. since Jan 2016). The paintings being enter must be Plein Air paintings but they do not have to be painted with the AlFrescoes.

The Coast Collective takes a 30% Commission on sales.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Friday April 21 - St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church Metchosin

Ezender Alfrescoes! This Friday April 21 2017, we will be painting on the grounds of the historic St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, in Metchosin.

Directions to the location can be found  here . We'll meet at Noon for our Show'n'Tell on the church grounds.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Friday April 14 - Chinatown

Grias di wohl Alfrescoes. This Friday April 14 2017, we are painting in the area around Capital Iron and Chinatown. A map can be found  here . We will have our Show'n'Tell at Noon by Opus.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Friday April 7 - Ross Bay

Aang Alfrescoes! This Friday April 7 2017, we will be painting at Ross Bay (directions  here ). The Ross Bay Cemetery is here with some lovely monuments, paths, trees, etc. We also have access to the shoreline across Dallas Road. We'll meet for our Show'n'Tell at Noon near the Cemetery washroom area at the corner of Dallas Road and Memorial Crescent. See you there.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Friday March 31 - Lime Bay Park

Tun-gât-jeta Alfrescoes! This Friday, March 31 2017, we will be painting at Lime Bay Park in Esquimalt. A map of the location can be found  here . The Songhees Walkway runs through the park, and the E&N Victoria Roundhouse site is just to the north. There is lots of 2 hour parking along the street. We'll meet at Noon for our Show'n'Tell at the entrance to Lime Bay Park off Catherine St/Kimta Rd (see map). Spinnakers Brewpub is close by if you feel lunch or a sneaky bathroom break.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Friday March 24 - Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse

Kamusta Alfrescoes. On Friday March 24 2017, our paint out location will be Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Light House. The location opens at 10:00 so it is a later start than usual. There is currently no entry fee since it's the slow season, and parking is free. Let's hope the weather is good. A map for the location can be found  here . We'll meet towards the entrance at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

FYI ... If you haven't already done so, you can obtain your free 2017 National Parks Pass at the Fort Rodd Hill admissions gate.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Friday March 17 - Esquimalt Lagoon, Coburg Peninsula

šulmu Alfrescoes. This Friday March 17 2017, we will be painting at the Equimalt Lagoon, along the Coburg Peninsula (map  here ). For our Show'n'Tell, we will meet at Noon at the bridge, near the north end of the peninsula. Public washrooms are available at the south end of the peninsula.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Friday March 10 - Red Barn Market (W. Saanich Rd)

Goeie Alfrescoes! On Friday March 10 2017, we will be returning to the Red Barn Market on W. Saanich Road and surrounding area. If you do not want to paint at the market itself, you can try the intersection of Wallace Drive and W. Saanich Road (just north of the market).
The site offers plenty of farmland scenery. A map can be found  here . We'll meet at the market at 12:00 Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Friday March 3 - Swan Lake

Guundach Alfrescoes. This Friday March 3 2017, we are heading to the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary.

Directions (via Google Maps) to the parking lot can be found  here . We'll meet in the parking lot at 12:00 for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Friday February 24 - Saxe Point Park

Salut Alfrescoes! This Friday February 24 2017, we are painting at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt. Directions to Saxe Point can be found  here . We'll meet near the parking lot at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Friday February 17 - Oak Bay Marina

Hyvää Päivää Alfrescoes. This Friday February 17, 2017, we will be heading to the Oak Bay Marina (map  here ). We will meet at noon in Queens Park for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Friday February 10 - Red Barn Market (W. Saanich Rd)

Dou Bula Alfrescoes! On Friday February 10 2017, we will be painting at the Red Barn Market on W. Saanich Road and surrounding area. If you do not want to paint at the market itself, you can try the intersection of Wallace Drive and W. Saanich Road (just north of the market).

The site offers plenty of farmland scenery. A map can be found  here . We'll meet at the market at 12:00 Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Friday February 3 - Belfry Theatre

Yeu Alfrescoes! This Friday February 3 2017, we are heading to the Belfry Theater (location here ). We'll meet at the gazebo in front of the Belfry at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

There is Free Parking around the Belfry during the day. Please use the street parking indicated on the map below (marked in red). Do not park in the Victoria High School parking lot (shown in black below), as that parking lot is reserved, and your car will be towed.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Friday January 27 - Delora Drive Colwood


Tere Alfrescoes! This Friday, January 27 2017, we will be celebrating Frank Mitchell's 80th birthday! We will be painting in Colwood at Desiree's house (546 Delora Drive). A map of the location can be found  here .  Hopefully it won't be raining or overcast, as there are nice views of the Olympic Mountains. Rain or shine there will be hot soup and birthday cake.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Friday January 20 - Lime Bay park

Mɔkɔm Alfrescoes! This Friday, January 20 2017, we will be painting at Lime Bay Park in Esquimalt. A map of the location can be found  here . The Songhees Walkway runs through the park, and the E&N Victoria Roundhouse site is just to the north. There is lots of 2 hour parking along the street. We'll meet at Noon for our Show'n'Tell at the entrance to Lime Bay Park off Catherine St/Kimta Rd (see map). Spinnakers Brewpub is close by if you feel lunch or a sneaky bathroom break.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Friday January 13 - Whitehead Park, Prospect Lake

Goededag Alfrescoes! This Friday January 13 2017, we will be painting at Whitehead Park, at the north end of Prospect Lake (map  here ). Parking is available along Prospect Lake Road and also off Goward Road. We'll meet at the Prospect Lake Road parking area at Noon for our Show'n'Tell.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Friday January 6 - Ogden Point

Hej Alfrescoes! Welcome to the New Year. This Friday, January 6 2017, we will be painting at Ogden Point (map  here ). There are facilities, parking, and a place to buy coffee. We'll meet at Noon outside the Breakwater Cafe for our Show'n'Tell.