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Gabriola Arts Council, Kathy McIntyre, Program Coordinator

Magical Art Tour! Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour on Gabriola Island

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(Artists & fine Art Artisans, Arts Community, Events/Festivals, Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Music, Performing Arts)
Personalize an Art Tour any time by appointment, Fridays in July and August from 1 to 4, and Thanksgiving Weekend, which is's a free, self-guided tour of 41 studios featuring more than 50 artists. In its 14th year, the Tour clearly demonstrates why Gabriola deserves its unique reputation as the “Isle of the Arts.” Meet the artisans and see how they transform their creative energy into works of art for everyone. Our full-colour brochure with map, available on-line or in print, is a showcase of fine literary and visual art, oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings, Giclées, mixed media, photography, one-of a kind fashions, leatherwork, semi-precious silver and beaded jewellery, pottery, stonework, wood carvings, sculpture, glasswork, and unique items for home and garden, including folk art, textile art and tapestries. Beat the Christmas rush and enjoy a special weekend on a spectacular Gulf Island!

Start at tour central, Gabriola Artworks, in Folklife Village. Work by Melinda Wilde.
Experience the natural beauty of Gabriola and enjoy the creativity of the people that make Gabriola their home. See where they work and learn more about their creative process. Work by Tammy Hudgeon
While Thanksgiving weekend is the only occasion that every studio is open, anytime is tour time on Gabriola. Many locations are open year round, so you can plan your magical art tour whenever you please! Visit our website for more info and a list of where our brochures are available. Or email us at -- we'd love to mail you a brochure!

Work by Anita Jackel-Deggan

How to Contact
Gabriola Arts Council, Kathy McIntyre, Program Coordinator
Box 387
#9 - 575 North Road
Gabriola Island, V0R 1X0
Ph: 250-247-7409
Web: website
Email: send email

Opening Hours
Most studios are open year-round, and all are open for the Saturday through Monday of the Thanksgiving Weekend from 10 to 4. Gabriola Artworks, Tour Central, and is open 7 days a week from 9 to 5 (Sundays, 11 to 5). Enjoy Gabriola art at this gallery whenever you are visiting our Island!