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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Marie Nagel's acrylic paintings are semi-abstract, based on the landscape and still-life subject matter. Her work is characterized by strong, bold brush strokes and vivid use of colour. Studio visits by appointment. View paintings on Marie's website.
Born and raised in BC, Stephanie Harding has called Victoria BC home for ten years. She paints a veriety of styles from classic to contemporary, often exploring themes of nature and humanity. Visit her website to view her portfolio and find current exhibits.