Nanoose Bay artists open studios for Christmas tour

Self-guided Nanoose Bay Christmas Crawl features a variety of artists and wares.

Glass artist Christopher Smith is among the Nanoose Bay artists participating in the annual Nanoose Bay Christmas Crawl studio tour.

Glass artist Christopher Smith is among the Nanoose Bay artists participating in the annual Nanoose Bay Christmas Crawl studio tour.

Nanoose Bay artisans are welcoming visitors into their studio spaces during the annual Nanoose Bay Christmas Crawl studio tour.

The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 10) and Sunday (Dec. 11).

The self-guided tour is an opportunity for people to meet the artists and browse their wares, which includes paintings, pottery, glass work, jewelry, turned wood, forged metal sculptures, photography and handmade natural soaps.

This year, people can visit the tour info centre, which is at Nanoose Place, located at 2925 Northwest Bay Rd. Tour information, refreshments and restroom facilities are available onsite.

There will also be a number of artists displaying their work at the centre.

For more information about the tour, locations and artists, please go to www.nanoosebaystudiotour.com.

Studio tour organizers also encourage artisans in the Nanoose Bay area to contact them through the website if they are interested in participating in future studio tours.