I noticed this on the main GVPL website, so I thought I would give it some promotion:
The Greater Victoria Public Library, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, is pleased to introduce an innovative new program for library users. Beginning February 18th anyone with a valid adult GVPL library card can borrow a free household pass to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
“Our library patrons can now borrow a pass to the Gallery just like they borrow a book or DVD” says Maureen Sawa, CEO of the Greater Victoria Public Library.
The AGGV household access pass can be used by a household of two adults and up to four children for free admission to the Gallery’s exhibitions and programming events. Passes are available at all ten library branches and may be borrowed for a one week loan period.
“The library is delighted to collaborate with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for such a terrific outreach program” says Sawa. “We are committed to connecting people with ideas and information, and what a great opportunity this provides for so many people to learn about art and all the wonderful programs that the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has to offer!”
The Art Gallery currently has an exhibition on Emily Carr entitled On the Edge of Nowhere, a historical overview of the artist, who described herself as “isolated little old woman on the edge of nowhere” .