Welcome to the Empourium! We're a hybridcafé, gift shop, art gallery and performance space. Enjoy our superb coffee and food offerings and browse our unique collection of gift and kitchen ware, local art, decor, apparel & accessories, jewellery, cards & more. Relax with a glass of wine or a local craft beer, or treat yourself to an old-fashioned ice cream soda or retro milkshake!
From September through June we present live music every Friday evening!
Where to Find us: We're located in beautiful downtown Brentwood Bay in the Brentwood Crossing Shopping Centre: 7103 West Saanich Road.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 7am - 5pm Fridays until 9:30pm for LIVE MUSIC and evening browsing Sundays 9am - 4pm, brunch 10am - 2pm
The Gallery at BBVE is pleased to present a show and sale of the works of artist Lisa Riehl. Inspired by the dramatic landscapes around her, Lisa has translated her passion for hiking, surfing and her love of nature to canvas.
"Vancouver Island is an amazingly beautiful place with gorgeous scenery all around - mountains, ocean & forests! You can drive for only 15 minutes and feel like you're in the middle of nowhere."
Lisa goes almost everywhere with her camera (usually hiking with her dog Lucy) and is always taking photos of scenes that inspire her. Once home in her studio, she uses these photos as references for her brightly coloured and textured acrylic paintings. Lisa's show and sale continues until March 14th. Art cards also available.
Perceived social isolation is a feeling of not having the social contacts one would like. Loneliness is an epidemic, with an impact on health on par with obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes per day. The Talking Table is an opportunity for folks to get together and chat on an informal, drop-in basis. We invite you to join the conversation - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm to closing every week at the big table.
Local jewellery designer and artisan Dave Warnock has repurposed old metal implements such as saws and shovels into exquisite works of art. Wall hung or free standing, they're a lovely tribute to the carpenter, gardener or art aficionado in your life!