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.
All ceramics are hand-made in Canada by BC artists. The gallery showcases a unique variety of juried ceramics including fine art, tableware, home decor, sculpture and jewellery. Owned and operated by the non-profit Potters’ Guild of BC.
Artists & Artist Studios
Unit 25 12500 Trites Road
Richmond BC V7E 3R7
Open Thurs-Sat, 11-5 year round plus extended summer hours.
Visit Greendale Pottery for stunning Crystalline glazed porcelain, as well as a wide range of functional stoneware in vivid colors and unique, contemporary designs. Known for her mastery of glaze techniques, Holly McKeen's pottery and award winning ceramic arts are enjoyed in private collections around the world. Dinnerware and gift registry also available.
Come browse in the Showroom and tour the Studio, where you’ll find Holly at work. Experience this 14 acre farm in the Fraser Valley, and enjoy the peaceful, pastoral setting that continues to provide inspiration for Holly's journey with clay. Only an hour from Vancouver!
Studio visits are welcome please call/email ahead.
Contemporary full time artist working in a
vibrant, semi-abstract style. Original work
on canvas & unique reverse paintings on
acrylic panels. Colourful figures, stylized
landscapes & still lifes. Exhibited &
represented in Canada & the US. Please
visit the website for info on new work,
Galleries and shows.
Hambleton Galleries was established in 1963 making it the first gallery in the Okanagan. We show a full complement of artists, from emerging to some of the top names in Canada. We also offer brokerage in the procurement and selling of investment art.
Hope Arts Gallery is a non-for-profit gallery operated by Hope Artists Guild, a cooperative of Hope and district artists. Oil, acrylics, watercolours, photography, digital art, jewllery and a variety of other media are offered for sale in the gallery and giftshop. Admission is free.
Artists & Artist Studios
Jason Marlow - Woodturner
5430 Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach BC
Recognized internationally for his innovative and original pieces, Jason Marlow is one of Canada’s most distinguished woodturners.
Marlow created his studio in 1980 and used sustainable native woods of British Columbia. His signature "Helmet" series is particularly well known. He is inspired by Vancouver Islands forests, rivers, mountains, and wildlife.
Insight Art Gallery
157 Georgeson Bay Road
Galiano Island BC V0N 1P0
Thursday, Friday, Saturday- 11:30 - 4:30 (Open 1st Sunday every month, long weekends & in Summer)
Insight Art Gallery shows fine artwork by local artists in a beautiful west coast gallery setting - custom built gallery, with high ceilings and skylights, surrounded by perennial gardens, trees and orchard.
We have new shows (group and individual) every month, with opening receptions on the first Saturday of each month.
Artists & Artist Studios
Joan Larson - Creekside Studio
1471 Winchester Rd
(located in Coombs, 2.2km from Butterfly World)
Qualicum Beach BC V9K 1Y2
Creekside Studio is the home base for internationally collected artist Joan Larson. Well known for her series of artworks featuring the RCMP Musical Ride and more recently, work based on her experiences with the "Wild Horses of Sable Island."
Joan's studio-gallery features original artworks, prints and gifting items as well as giving visitors an intimate view of work in-progress.
Inspired Arts and Gifts
42333 Yarrow Central Rd
The Kamloops Arts Council operates a member's gallery in The Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, home of 2 other galleries as well. KAC Main Gallery hosts twelve unique exhibitions a year with local artists showing in a number of mediums. There is no admission charge; everyone is welcome!
Deborah is a visual artist and an accomplished portraitist. The sacred relationships between humans, creatures and the natural world inspire her works. Current collaborative public-art mosaics for the city of Surrey and her “Totem” painting series interweave the animal kingdom and the four essential elements.
Located in The Old Courthouse Arts and Cultural Building in downtown Kamloops. Member artists work in a range of techniques from painting in oil, pastel, watercolour and ink to creating with clay, fibre, glass and photography.
Original and printed art cards are a popular feature.
One of Canada's most respected public art galleries, this spacious facility contains four exhibition galleries as well as two studio spaces. While the gallery serves the Central Okanagan Valley with a variety of exhibitions ranging from historical to contemporary art, with work by local artists and those from other regions of Canada, it also offers a wide selection of public programs for all ages.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am-5 pm
Thursday until 9 pm Sunday 1-4 pm
The Lake Country Art Gallery displays artwork by local and regional emerging and established artists. The gallery also presents workshops, speakers, educational sessions and special events throughout the year. There is also a gallery gift shop and the Okanagan's ONLY used art book store, the ArtShelf, as well as artists studios and dedicated workshop space - both available for rent.
Be enlightened as you observe master glassblower Robert Gary Parkes manipulate molten glass into functional works of art in his private studio. Explore a world of dazzling shapes and colours in the on-site gallery where you will find paperweights, vases, bowls, platters and more. Please phone ahead for studio hours.
Mark Hobson’s gallery showcases the very best of Mark’s west coast inspired artwork. He is best known for his passionate portrayals of the wildlife and landscapes of the Canadian Pacific coast. From pounding surf to misty coves, from rain forests to the underwater realm, the careful use of light is always present enhancing subtle drama in his work.
Visit Mark's gallery for original paintings and limited edition reproductions, as well as gift shop items such as calendars, art cards and matted & framed reproductions.
Nicole’s painterly style portrays vibrant, impressionist artwork depicting everyday life, portraits, figurative, and the environment in her original art work. She creates and teaches art to all ages at her downtown 'Painter's Palette Art Studio', and in local schools, and at art workshops.
Her originals find homes all around the world.
"Passion is to create: Paint with passion! ''
Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont
Located in the Upper Village at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Boulevard
Established in 1992 in Jasper Alberta by artist/filmmaker Wendy Wacko, Mountain Galleries is one of the largest commercial galleries in Western Canada with locations in Banff, Jasper & Whistler Resort. The collection represents major and mid-career artists.
The mission of the gallery is to support and promote Canadian Artists.
9:30 am to 5:30 pm daily Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Sunday by appointment
Nadine has been involved with the art community for over 30 years. She teaches watercolour, oil and acrylic to children and to adults, Nadine’s Fine Art & Frames provides custom framing, and fine art supplies in downtown Vernon and is the only privately owned art gallery in Vernon.
Painter, Potter, Instructor, Naturalist, Author:Yvonne Maximchuk paints coastal scenery, boats, wildlife, garden and wildflower images in watercolour and acrylic. She offers wildlife adventure tours in addition to painting and ceramic instruction.
Come and meet artist E Jane Mackay and see how art glass is individually hand created. This durable dinnerware and servingware is designed to give you years of pleasure. Impress guests with your taste! View Jane’s latest One-Of-A-Kind Art.