The AGGV (Art Gallery of Greater Victoria) is a vital public gallery in Victoria. It houses the largest (20,000 pieces) public collection of art in BC and is a vibrant & active part of Victoria's artist community.
The AGGV runs a thriving Art Rental & Sales Gallery and it is this program that is responsible for providing works by local Vancouver Island artists exhibiting in the beautiful airport spaces.
Not only is the original artwork doing its thing providing joy, interest & delight to travelers; but the exhibit mounts large vivid signs with info about the AGGV as well as how to follow up on how to go about purchasing any of the art. That really impresses me. No wonder the AGGV thrives as it does. It is an integral part of the community and part of the culture of Victoria, not separated from it. Everyday people at the airport get to mingle with art from artists who are part of the fabric of the region. I like that.