Annual studio tour features artists

Gabriola Island is home to hundreds of talented artists and the tour features work in almost every media imaginable.

Pam Tempelmayr is one of the artists participating in the annual Gabriola studio tour. Her Whalebone Studio is one of dozens open to the public Thanksgiving weekend.

Pam Tempelmayr is one of the artists participating in the annual Gabriola studio tour. Her Whalebone Studio is one of dozens open to the public Thanksgiving weekend.

More than 40 artists open their studios to visitors from around the world during the 17th annual Studio Tour on the Isle of the Arts.

Gabriola Island is home to hundreds of talented artists and the tour features work in almost every media imaginable.

Whether your interest lies in painting, sculpture, photography, jewelery, textile, pottery, glass, mixed media – you name it, Gabriola has it all. At many of the studios, the artists will be at work or demonstrating their technique.

After 16 years, the Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour has gained thousands of loyal followers and is a magnet for art lovers from all over.

One of Canada’s most artistic communities, Gabriola is a veritable gold mine of interesting and creative works of art.

The tour runs Oct. 12-14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and comes complete with a user-friendly brochure with a handy map.

Pick up a brochure at the ferry terminal, or stop by tour central (beside the post office) to get information, directions, a brochure and details about music featured at various studios.

You can also view or download the complete brochure or just the map from the Gabriola Arts Council website at www.artsgabriola.ca.