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.
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.
Artists & Artist Studios
Garibaldi Highlands BC VON 1T0
Fran Solar is a contemporary Canadian artist who combines traditional loom based textile techniques with unconventional materials -- ie wire, metals, electrical whatevers, bike gears, washers, to create unique woven sculptural vessels, and Scrapyard Quilts.
She is intrigued with using these 'masculine' materials to produce art with a feminine/domestic dynamic.
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
Gabor Gasztonyi Studio & Gallery
730 12th Street
New Westminster BC V3M 4J9
A full sevice photographic studio and gallery showcasing award winning photographer Gabor Gasztonyi's classic black and white photographic pritns and the oil paintings of Judith Copland, plus other artists.
Gabor specializes in black and white studio portraits of children, families and individuals including intimate engagement photographs.
Browse our new gallery located only one block from Okanagan Lake in downtown Penticton. Original oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, and mixed-media as well as sculpture. Our collection is a feast for art lovers. We also are a custom framing shop. Est. in 1980, Nel and Alphons Witteman invite you to visit their family-friendly atmosphere in its new location.
Artists & Artist Studios
Gabriola Arts Council & Studio Tours
PO Box 387
Gabriola Island BC V0R 1X0
The Gabriola Arts Council represents a broad section of the arts community on Gabriola. Known as "Isle of the Arts," Gabriola is home to more than 200 artists and artisans who contribute to the cultural diversity of the Island.
Award winning printmaker and painter for over 30 years. Oils, watercolours, acrylics, collage and mixed media and lino block, stencil, mono, intaglio, woodcuts and collagraph prints. Landscapes, music interpretation, still life, figures and non-objective.
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 by the Terrace Local Nisga's Society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Presenting: inspiring exhibitions, community and educational events, popular festivals, art rental/sales program, gift shop
The Nanaimo Art Gallery Uptown, with a fabulous view of the coastal mountains and ocean, showcases exhibitions by professional British Columbia artists as well as artists from across Canada. Our other location, Downtown, close to the waterfront, features local area artist exhibitions and has a vibrant art rental and sales program as well as workshops. Uptown: 900 Fifth St. 10am-5pm Mon.-Fri., 12pm-4pm Sat. Downtown: 150 Commercial St. 10am-5pm Tue.-Sat.
At Nielsen Gallery you can see artwork by various artist in the Northwest. We carry fused glassworks, pottery, photography, original oils, watercolours, pastels and prints.
The gallery also carries OttLites and Derek Alexander, Coach & other brand name handbags.
New Westminster Public Library Gallery
716 6th Avenue
New Westminster BC
Enjoy art among the books.
The Ramp and the Reference Galleries feature works by local artists in a wide range of styles, themes, and media.
A unique volunteer run public gallery, in the heart of the Comox Valley. Featuring exhibitions and sales of paintings, sculptures, photography and more by established and emerging local artists. New
members always welcome. Photograph by Vicki Lapp
Artists & Artist Studios
775 Carter Rd
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.
Established in 1972, Pegasus Gallery specializes in investment quality historical and contemporary Canadian art and Northwest Coastal native art. The gallery also maintains a large inventory of Sampson-Matthews Ltd. silkscreens.
The Pemberton and District Museum and Archives Society, in partnership with the Village of Pemberton, has a collection of artifacts and archives and permanent exhibitions on site. Come for a visit and learn about those who came before us in Pemberton and District.
We are open from May to Sept annually from 10am-5pm daily, 7 days per week. *some seasonal closures."
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.
Pier Street Gallery
On Pier Street, 910 Island Highway
Campbell River BC V9W 2C3
250.286.9717 Toll Free 888.588.7834
Daily, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Call for Seasonal Hours
In our Pier Street Gallery, we carry a large selection of West Coast Artists, including local and native artists, prints and originals, framed and unframed artwork. The Pier Street Gallery in the heart of Campbell River's historical Pier Street area is a unique all-in-one art and craft place.