There's nothing quite like encountering an artist on his or her own turf: cup of tea in one hand, and paintbrush or chisel in the other. Many British Columbia artists open up their homes and studios to visitors, welcoming you into their own creative world. Be sure to take advantage of this unique, and often unforgettable, experience. Please take note of studios that ask you call before visiting.
Personal site of international artist Chris MacClure, who paints from studios in White Rock, BC, Canada and Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico, when he's not on tour throughout North America. Visit our web site at: www.chrismacclure.com or www.goldencactusgallery.com
This unique public gallery is inside a restored 1920 passenger train station featuring contemporary works by Cariboo Chilcotin Coast artists. Visit the Gift Shop for pottery, paintings, raku, weaving, leatherwork, native art, carvings and more.
Ruby Creek Gallery
58611 Lougheed Hwy
Agassiz BC V0M 1A2
The Fort Gallery features artists who are exploring their personal edge, their individual frontiers, in order to discover their full potential and dialogue with community. Members support the creative process in one another and work together to determine the exploration and direction of the gallery, organizing exhibitions and events that maintain a viable local venue for contemporary arts.
Artists & Artist Studios
#28 5455 Borden Pl
Powell River BC V8A3W1
From May 1st till October 15th Friday to Sunday 10am - 6pm. Any other day - by appointment.
Ashpa Naira Gallery & Studio features Contemporary Art in painting, textile, sculpture, ceramics and functional art from emerging and established Okanagan and Canadian artists.
It is a space where Art, Design and everyday life come together.
Visitors encounter the beauty and functionality of Art in a Home environment filled with original artwork from artists and artisans. Guests to the gallery can learn, explore and appreciate art made at the studio, and find that special gift or add to their art collection.
Special exhibits of paper, baskets, wood, textiles and fibres - by Sunshine Coast artists and artists from around BC - visit a spinner and weaver's studio - participate in workshops visit website for exhibition and workshop schedules - located in beautiful Pender Harbour.
FibreWorks Gallery Hours: April through October - 11 am-5 pm
November through March by appointment
Downtown Vancouver’s public gallery named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920 — 1998). The Gallery showcases the permanent collection of Bill Reid and changing exhibitions of contemporary Northwest Coast art.
Permanent Collection of Bill Reid’s work
- Stunning gold and silver jewelry
- Monumental sculptures
- Towering totem pole carved by James Hart in tribute to Bill Reid Gallery Gift Shop
A selection of original works and prints by local Northwest Coast artists, distinctive jewelry, accessories, books, cards and more.
Take a self-guided tour of diverse and fascinating artists’ studios
located throughout beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia,
Canada. Meet the artisans, browse their galleries and take
home wonderful memories and special treasures.
JUST FOLLOW THE SIGNS!
Bowen Island Arts Council & The Gallery at Artisan Square
589 Artisan Square
Bowen Island BC
The Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) is dedicated to representing and coordinating the creative efforts and programs of all cultural groups on Bowen Island. BIAC runs The Gallery at Artisan Square, a multi-use facility featuring exhibits of mainly local artists.
Enter island magic after a 20 minute ferry ride.
Artists & Artist Studios
Artists and Artisans of Granville Island Association
Visit any 1 of over 50 Artists & Artisans on our Artwalk!
The working spaces of Granville Island are a special feast for you to discover and enjoy. Meet the artists and artisans whose skill and passion create a diverse culture that makes Granville Island an exciting and unique space.
Rock Family Gallery & Mission Art Gallery
33529 - 1st Ave. (on the corner of 1st and Catherwood St)
Mission BC V2V 6X8
Award winning glass art and mixed media paintings infused with vibrant colour & spirit. Bowls, windows, garden art, larger than life glass sculptures as well as mixed media paintings of all sizes. .
Residing on the Salish Sea gives Tammy Hudgeon much of her inspiration for her spiritually infused works. Vibrant, luminous and gracefully executed; Tammy's work reflects both her own journey through life and the many experiences she has had traveling the world and interacting with other cultures and spiritualities. To get the latest news of Tammy's projects and shows go to her website.
Step into the creative world of Tammy Hudgeon and join her on her journey as she takes us from the comfort and beauty of her acclaimed glass work and introduces us to her newly discovered realm of mixed media WATCH VIDEO
Artists & Artist Studios
MOTOKO'S ORIGINAL ART Fine Art Studio & Gallery
4590 Sinclair Bay Rd
Garden Bay BC V0N 1S1
Take a JOURNEY to the world of INSPIRATION. Browse and enjoy the ambiance of this beautiful, inviting private gallery and Motoko's warm welcome. A wide selection of her original art, giclee limited edition prints and art cards are available. Commission and consultation also offered.
Hours of Operation
Summer: July & August, 10am-5pm Daily
September to June: By Appointment
Culture Shock Interactive Gallery
010A Front Street
PO Box 471
Alert Bay BC V0N 1A0
1 250 974 2484
Culture Shock Interactive Gallery in Alert Bay, B.C. is a unique experience designed to offer friendly access to the indigenous NAMGIS arts and culture. At this waterfront location, you can shop for one of a kind, locally made art, jewellery and clothing, watch award winning films about our culture while enjoying the best coffee in the island or take in the beautiful views on our cedar patio. Listen to storytelling by Ada (Grandmother), weave with Donna or enjoy a summer salmon barbecue. Always friendly and never boring, Culture Shock Interactive Gallery welcomes you to explore NAGMIS traditional arts and culture.
The Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour is one of the biggest and longest-running Studio Tours in the region. Come see what Gabriola’s amazing artists have to offer as 81 of them open their studio doors and offer visitors a glimpse of life at the easel, the pottery wheel, the jewellery bench, the sewing machine, the glass-blowing pipe, and much more! Demonstrations, insightful conversations, and opportunities to purchase works of art directly from the creator. Now in its twentieth fabulous year! Check the website for the complete listing of participating artists and to find a Tour map. Stay for the weekend and enjoy all that Gabriola Island has to offer!
Experience visual and performing arts in the heart of Coquitlam at the Evergreen
The centre presents a full season packed with world class
live entertainment, art exhibitions and educational programs for residents and
visitors alike. The public Art Gallery showcases rotating exhibitions of art by local,
national and international artists and the Studio Theatre features a wide variety of
professional theatre, music, dance, comedy and family performances. Evergreen
Cultural Centre is close to home, beyond your expectations.
Gallery 2 exhibits, interprets, and promotes art and heritage in all media.
Visit our Gift Shop for a great selection of hand crafted items by British Columbian artists and artisans.
The Grand Forks Art Gallery Society prides itself on presenting exhibitions of diverse contemporary art including selections from its own collection. The heritage galleries provide a permanent pictorial heritage display presenting an overview of the history of Grand Forks and region.
Painting: Jack Shadbolt, End Flight, 1981, acrylic on paper, 28 x 18in.
“Born in Poland, Margaret Graine developed an early passion for the intricate beauty of the natural world. The correlation between nature and art formed the foundation for her unique artistry in silver and beautiful stones.
Canada became Margaret’s home at age 20. Much later, she found the place for her dream studio. Today, the mountains, forests and streams of BC’s Robson Valley inspire her nature-themed jewellery.
Committed to constant creative evolution in silver fabrication and gem setting, her fascinating designs are exhibited both in Canada and on-line. Recently her work has been recognized for its originality by Art Jewellery Magazine.”
Located in the Village of McBride, her studio is open to the public May till October, 11:00 — 3:00 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and, sometimes during the week.
Artists & Artist Studios
MONK Art Gallery
#151A Morison Ave
Parksville British Columbia
Toll Free 1.800.808.8849
MONK is a West Coast Canadian Artist with a Gallery in Parksville, Vancouver Island and a beach studio in spectacular Rathtrevor Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Monk’s art is primarily from the endless ocean views, idyllic beach scenes, beautiful Gulf Island coastlines, spectacular old growth forests, serene gardens and ancient totem poles.
Monk's energy, creativity, joy and reverence for all of creation shine through the exquisite use of colour, detail and depth.
Kamloops Art Gallery
465 Victoria Street
Downtown at 5th & Victoria
The KAG is well respected for its exhibitions, events and educational and public programs through activities organized and presented in the community and region involving both contemporary and historical art. Its collection as of December 2013 consists of 2,800 works that primarily reflect the Gallery’s exhibition history. The Gallery’s annual attendance has ranged between 25,000 and 35,000 over the last five years.
The translucent softness of Margaret Halsey's watercolors portrays the sensitivity of the artist.
The personality and spirit of each animal is captured in her portraits.
To view her work call 604.527.9976 to schedule a visit to her studio in her home in New Westminster.
Margaret paints in several mediums including watercolour, acrylic, pastel, pencil and inks.
Khot-La-Cha Art Gallery & Gift Shop
270 Whonoak Street
North Vancouver BC V7P 1P3
Khot-La-Cha features authentic Northwest artwork created by BC's finest native artists. Hand-carved cedar totem poles and plaques, unique feasting bowls, rattles and hand-tanned moccasins, exquisite hand-carved sterling silver and 14k gold jewellery. Visit our "Long House" Art Gallery and Gift Shop located on the Reserve, minutes away from the Lions Gate Bridge.