The Arts are alive and well in Victoria and the Moss Street Paint-In is a fun and vibrant event that proves it.

Held every year, the Paint-In runs the length of Moss Street from the Victoria Art Gallery to the ocean and is shut off to vehicles. It showcases local artists and their works, and artists working in paint, wood, clay and other media chat with the 35,000 visitors as they work on their own art.

The exposure artists receive is wonderful and the day couldn’t have been more perfect with the sun shining, entertainers abound and entrepreneurial Moss Street residents setting up food and drink stands along the way.

I was pleased to see my talented friend, Lisa Rose, partaking in this year’s event with her beautiful paintings.

I happened across another friend, Gregory Robertson, working on a colorful and expressive painting of Orca whales at the Garth Homer Society booth.

The diversity of talent at the Paint-In has further inspired my own recent desire to create and the past few weeks has seen me with paint under my nails and rainbow smudges up to my elbows!

Om shanti,