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.
Graffiti Co. Art Studio offers quality original, unique, affordable works of art for sale by local and international artists. We also offer one of a kind objects d'art and furniture displayed in an informal studio / gallery setting.
In addition The Graffiti Co. provides the service of commissioned works of art and interior murals designed to customer's specific artistic needs.
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
5846 Curry Road (off Gibbins)
Finding the undiscovered beauty buried within the heart of a tree is the passion of this long-time woodworker. Ken salvages wood (mostly Maple and Arbutus) from around the Cowichan Valley and turns it into items which are both decorative and functional. Specializing in salad bowls and servers, his delightful studio also offers cutting boards, kitchen implements, small bowls, coasters, lidded containers, trays, utensil holders, artistic pieces and many other useful and pretty items.
Artist & photographer Heather Ross is known for her wonderful sense of color, keen eye & evocative imagery. She opened her atmospheric boutique in 2001 in the art & antiques district of South Granville, Vancouver. In 2004 she returned to her love of painting & her work as an emerging artist has been very well received. This is the catalyst for a recent move to a striking new location just around the corner on Fir Street, where her paintings & photographs have more room to breathe amongst a selective, compelling display of artful belongings.In this inviting space she creates an eclectic mix with art & decor. For years her work as a photographer & stylist has graced the pages of many publications.
Greendale Pottery & Country Guest House
42245 South Sumas Road
Chilliwack BC V2R 4W3
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!
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.
Artists & Artist Studios
775 Carter Rd M27
Bowen Island BC V0N 1G0
Janet Esseiva's glowing west coast landscapes are a delightful feast of color and light. Skillfully depicted with acrylic on canvas her paintings are sometimes stormy, sometimes deceptively calm, but always atmospheric. Call ahead or view her paintings at the Arts Pacific Gallery, Artisan Square, Bowen Island.
Oct 1 to May 16: 11am to 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday. May 17 to September 30 10am to 5pm Daily
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.
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.
Inspired Arts and Gifts
42333 Yarrow Central Rd
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.
* Artist and art educator * Paintings in acrylics, mixed media, collage * Exhibitions in Europe and North America
Her colourful paintings in a wide variety of subjects are mostly inspired by nature, traveling and people. Her style of work is between representational and abstract.
Please call ahead for an appointment or to book a private class or workshop.
Artists & Artist Studios
Jill Louise Campbell Art Gallery
3-110 Purvis Lane
Salt Spring Island BC
Toll Free 1.800.474.6705
Gallery Artist Jill Louise Campbell has lived and painted on Salt Spring Island since 1990. Her travels around the world have inspired interpretations of France, Italy, Ireland, American Southwest, Tibet, India and the Gulf Islands and the West Coast of British Columbia Canada. Her paintings are filled with vibrant colour and her special warmth.
JustPotters is one of the innovative social enterprises of JustWork
Economic Initiative. We employ individuals with barriers to traditional
employment. We assist those facing physical disabilities, mental
illness, homelessness and addictions; we also work with refugee
claimants and low-income single parents.
Creating beautiful handmade pottery in our studio gives us all a sense
of accomplishment, dignity and a boost to our self esteem.
The Kamloops Arts Council operates a member's gallery in The Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, home of 2 other galleries as well. The 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!
Located at Gabor Gasztonyi Studio, Judith Copland has a
working Studio and Gallery area.
A professional artist for over 20 years she is known for her impressions of our rich, vibrant British Columbia landscapes.
Her oil paintings are filled with movement and colour. Drawn to a variety of subjects, Judith's fascination with the arts has given her a deep rooted passion to paint.
Kamloops Art Gallery
465 Victoria Street
Dowtown 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 2012 consists of 2,700 works that primarily reflect the Gallery’s exhibition history. The Gallery’s annual attendance has ranged between 24,000 and 37,000 over the last five years.
Kamloops Courthouse Gallery
7 W Seymour Street
Kamloops BC 0E 1W0
Located in The Old Courthouse Arts and Cultural Building in downtown Kamloops. Member artists work in a range of techniques including painting in oil, pastel, watercolour and mixed media. We create in clay, wood, fibre and glass, and we design jewelry, wearable art such as shawls, scarves, hats and purses.
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
1490 Johnston St [Second floor]
Vancouver (Granville Island) BC
Studio visits by appointment
Working studio of paintings, photography and book arts.
Work includes one of a kind artist's books, West Coast landscape paintings in oils and watercolor media and art photography inspired by travel, cities and nature. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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.
Lake Country Art Gallery
10356A Bottom Wood Lake Road
Lake Country BC
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.
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Artists & Artist Studios
329 Devoy Street
New Westminster BC V3L 4E8
By appointment only
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.
A First Nations owned and operated business offering customers both traditional and contemporary Coast Salish Art. Phyllis Atkins is a Painter and Jeweler and her husband Drew Atkins is a Carver, both specializing in custom orders.