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.
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!
The Kamloops Arts Council also produces:
Art in the Park
Children’s Arts Festival
Crossing Bridges Outreach
Art Exposed Open Exhibition
The Rivertown Players (children’s summer theatre)
Professional Development for Artists
Kamloops Writers Festival
Lumiere Lantern Festival
Artists & Artist Studios
Unit 25 12500 Trites Road
Richmond BC V7E 3R7
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. Fine silver and copper jewelry. Baskets and First Nations Art.
Original and printed art cards are a popular feature.
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.
This public gallery offers visitors the chance to view a variety of exhibitions in its four exhibition galleries, ranging from historical to contemporary art. They also offer their popular Family Sundays program every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm as well as a wide selection of public programs for all ages. Take advantage of their FREE Admission Thursdays! from 10 am to 9 pm every week. The Kelowna Art Gallery is located in the heart of the Cultural District in downtown Kelowna.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am-5 pm
Thursday until 9 pm Sunday 1-4 pm
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.
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. 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.
Devoted to promoting original, authentic works of Canadian Art. A fine collection and sale of museum quality paintings and sculpture that will tempt even the most seasoned collector. Three locations, Jasper, Banff and Whistler. Find us on Facebook, twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. @MntGalleries
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.
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. Nadine’s Fine Art has been home to the most successful local artists for more than 11 years. Featuring the Artist of the Month since 2014 has been a very interesting addition to the business.
Artists & Artist Studios
Mark Hobson Gallery
366 Campbell St. Box 381
Tofino BC V0R 2Z0
Toll Free 1-800-668-2208
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! ''
115 - 4716 Lazelle Ave.
Terrace BC V8G 1T2
At Nielsen Gallery we carry fine art, photography, prints, glass, carvings, pottery and more, from various artists in the Northwest. The gallery is also fully equiped to meed all your picture framing needs.
Find art and inspiration at SeaRose Studio
Artist, Author, Instructor, Potter, Naturalist Yvonne Maximchuk
When you visit the Broughton Archipelago be sure to include a tour of Yvonne's pottery and painting studios and peruse her comprehensive collection of creative works. Choose from watercolor or acrylic seascapes, boats, wildflowers, gardens and portraits of local characters (or commission your own); porcelain tableware and crystalline glaze pottery, plus art cards and place mats from her painting images. You'll find copies of her published books about life among the islands and inlets including the newest title, "Colour the British Columbia Coast." Book an art retreat to release your own art spirit in a outstanding wilderness setting.
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.
New Westminster Public Library Gallery
716 6th Avenue
New Westminster BC
Enjoy art among the books.
The Ramp and the Upstairs Galleries feature works by local artists in a wide range of styles, themes, and media.
The art can be viewed at any time during library open hours:
Mon — Fri, 9:30 am to 9 pm; Sat, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; and Sun, 1 to 5 pm, except holiday weekends.
Visit the two-storey heritage home of George Little, "The Founder of Terrace." Rich in history and old world charm and refurbished to its original state, tourists can expect much from the George Little House . The house is home to work of local artists, Terrace souvenirs, as well as the First Nations Carving studio, antiques and Summer Sunday flea market.
Pemberton & District Museum & Archives
7455 Prospect Street
PO Box 267
Pemberton BC V0N 2K0
The Pemberton and District Museum and Archives Society (in partnership with the Village of Pemberton) has a collection of artifacts and permanent exhibition’s on site. Pemberton was on the route of the Gold Rush. In 1858 30,000 Gold Rushers passed through Pemberton Valley. Come for a visit and learn about those who came before us in Pemberton and District.
Check our website for current information Note, we are open May 1st to Oct 31st.