Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Isle of the Arts Studio Tour Oct. 12 - 14

Artists’ Studio Tour on the “Isle of the Arts”

Gabriola Island is B.C.’s best destination this Thanksgiving Weekend as more than 40 artists open their studios to visitors from around the world during the 17th Annual Studio Tour on the “Isle of the Arts.”

The Tour runs October 12, 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and comes complete with a user-friendly brochure with a handy map to guide you. Pick up a brochure at the ferry terminal, or stop by Tour Central when you arrive (beside the post office) to get information, directions, a Tour brochure and details about great music featured at various studios. You can also view or download the complete Tour brochure or just the map from the Gabriola Arts Council website (www.artsgabriola.ca).

Gabriola Island is home to hundreds of talented artists and the Tour features work in almost every media imaginable. Whether your interest lies in painting, sculpture, photography, jewellery, textile, pottery, glass, mixed media—you name it, Gabriola has it all. At many of the studios, the artists will be at work or demonstrating their technique.

After 16 years, the Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour has gained thousands of loyal followers and is a magnet for art lovers from all over. One of Canada’s most artistic communities, Gabriola is a veritable goldmine of interesting, exciting and creative works of art.

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