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2022 Thanksgiving Studio Tour

The 2022 Thanksgiving Studio Tour will take place on October 8-10th 2022.

Check back soon for information on events taking place during Studio Tour weekend at the Preview Gallery.

Interactive Tour Map

Visit local artist's studios and listen to their stories. Find studios on the map below and contact the artist today to schedule a tour.

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.

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

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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