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Discover artists on annual Yellow Point tour

NANAIMO – Cedar and Yellow Point area studios open for visitors.

Cedar Yellow Point Artisan Country Christmas Tour offers the wonders of Christmas Nov. 21-24.

The 25th annual self-guided tour will fill four days with exploration in the country and unexpected treasures around every corner.

Discover many celebrated artists of Cedar and Yellow Point, where visitors will find locally-produced edibles, native art, jewelry, original paintings, woodwork, pottery, fibre arts and more.

On the tour this year are 25-year-veteran Marg Worms of the Doll House Gift Shop,  Fredrich’s Honey, Jo Vic Pottery, Hazelwood Herb Farm and Fiddick’s Farm.

More than 22 studios are participating in the tour this year, five of which are brand new: Fern and Feather, Yonder Wood, Yellow Point Stained and Art Glass, Magnolia Pond Collectibles and Monika’s Quilt and Craft shop.

Stop by Yeosmith Studios for demos and hum along with The Moonshine Mollys show Saturday afternoon.  Yellow Point Cranberries Farm has its popular tasting room open, so stop by for cranberry concoctions.

Barson Studio features original art, as does Blue Ox Studio, Lohmann Gallery and Giftshop, and The Broody Rooster. Cable Bay Studio offers an array of items under $20, photography and handmade fabric items.

Noel Brown Native Art is often a sell-out so arrive early. Looking for jewellery and other cool stuff? Find it at Jane Perala Designs, Hepburn Cottage and The Cedar Heritage Studio.

Visit Yellow Point Alpaca for yarn and alpaca garments, or just to pet an alpaca.

The complete tour can be done in one day, or several, by following a downloadable map and following sinage.

The brochure also lists restaurants, coffee shops or pubs available in the Yellow Point area.

For more information, please visit www.cyartisans.com or call 250-245-5286 and request a brochure.