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2022 Thanksgiving Studio Tour

Join us on Gabriola Island for our annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour October 8-10th 2022.

Studios will be open to the public from 10am-5pm each day of the tour.

This year 65 artists are participating in the Tour in 56 studios. While some have physical studios, others might share their work with you on their kitchen table or in their workshop. It's all about the art, not the space. 

Interactive Tour Map

Find participating studios on the map below.

Start at Tour Central

Gabriola Studio Tour Central Gallery Nova Arts and craft boutique

Tour Central is open Thursday Oct. 6th to 10th

Address: 575 North Road, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X5

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Join us at Tour Central to view the Preview Gallery in the pop up gallery above Nova Boutique and Gallery in the Folklife Village. Volunteers will be available to tell you about the Tour and help with directions around the island

The Preview Gallery boasts a piece from almost every artist and gives you a chance to sample what the Tour has in store for you. We are also thrilled to announce the Studio Tour raffle featuring a piece by Gabriola artist Tony Grove. Tony's work is greatly sought after with his use of colour, clean graphic lines, and attention to detail.

In the evenings, join us for musical performances at Tour Central. More details coming soon.

Stay at the Haven on Gabriola Island

Where to Stay

Spend thanksgiving on Gabriola Island at the Haven’s oceanfront property and wake up to the sound of nature. Learn more.

Book your room and find out more by calling 250 247 9211 x 0 or 1 800 222 9211 x 0 or send an email to info@haven.ca

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Raffle of painting by Tony Grove

Raffle Fundraiser

Cabin on the beach is a painting by Tony Grove, acrylic on canvas, 12x12". Valued at $1100. You could win it by entering the raffle for as little as $5.

Your raffle ticket purchase supports the Gabriola Arts council.

Learn how to enter the Raffle

Getting to Gabriola Island

Gabriola is a 25-minute ferry ride from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Click here for the ferry schedule.

You can also get here by float plane directly to Silva Bay on Gabriola.

Visit hellogabriola.ca for more info.

History of the Studio Tour

Gabriola’s Thanksgiving Studio Tour has been a success since its inception 25 years ago, and it continues to be one of the grandest art events in the Pacific Northwest. In 2019 more than 900 visitors from near and far enjoyed the Tour Central Preview Gallery.

Gabriola Arts Council

The Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) has been supporting the arts on Gabriola Island for more than 20 years. Gabriola—a rural community with a high proportion of professional artists—ranks sixth across Canada for concentration of artists in the workforce. Artists are key to the island’s cultural, economic, and social fabric, and GAC aims to support artists and increase accessibility of the arts for people of all ages – both residents and visitors alike. 

GAC’s principal events include the Thanksgiving Studio Tour, the Isle of the Arts Festival—featuring ten days of hands-on arts-based workshops and events—and Cultivate, a community-based weekend festival of music, theatre and art.

GAC also offers the Healing Power of Art Program, supported by the Kitty Heller Fund, where individuals share life’s challenges through art within community to support health and well-being. GASP!—the Gabriola Artist Support Program, offers financial support to artists for the pursuit of creative projects and learning opportunities.

 

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