Commercial Alley Art Gallery to Feature Artwork by Liz P. Dempsey - Launch is August 29

On Saturday, August 29, the Commercial Alley Art Gallery will launch its third installation, showcasing artwork by local artist Liz P. Dempsey. Located on the west wall of the Youth Empowerment Society building on the 500 Block of Yates Street, the outdoor art gallery features temporary installations by local artists to add colour and vitality to the area. 

Dempsey’s four-panel artwork features hybrid, human-animal creatures that are both mystical and regal. The dynamic artwork captures the charged and raw energy of Vancouver Island, offering a rich array of symbols and visual imagery for the viewer to ponder.

Dempsey was drawn to Victoria by the magic of the Pacific North West Coast, and has been gaining artistic recognition around the city. Her work has been featured in many group and individual exhibits, she has been nominated for a Monday Magazine award, created custom pieces for businesses, including the "anime wall" in Metropol Industries Chinatown studio, and is the cover artist in Vancouver’s Mania Magazine summer issue.

Launch Event - Integrate Arts Festival

Saturday, August 29
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Commercial Alley Art Gallery

The launch of the new installation is timed with the annual Integrate Arts Festival (August 28 – 30). The public and media are invited to view the artwork and meet the artist on Saturday, August 29 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Commercial Alley Art Gallery, located on the 500 Block of Yates Street and Bastion Square. Complimentary snacks will be provided by the Reef Caribbean restaurant, with musical entertainment by the Cold Cut Combo. For more information, visit:

Learn more about the Commercial Alley Art Gallery.