A Drive-Yourself opportunity with detailed maps, artist information and lots of photos! 

Start planning your route for the 2017 Central Island Arts & Studio Tour!

All studios are open:
Friday May 5, 4pm-9pm;
Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7, 10am-5pm each day

The tour is a self-guided journey – artists will be in attendance to discuss their process, demonstrate their work… and of course, happily sell you their wares!

This tour  is unjuried, and encourages emerging artists to participate on an equal level with their experienced and better-known peers. We feature artists who maintain a working studio that is publicly accessible (tho not necessarily open to the public at all times), as well as artist and non-profit-run galleries featuring 80% or more Vancouver Island artists.

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The Central Island Studio Tour is a unique opportunity to take an inside look at how artists and makers “do their thing”. Now an annual event on the first weekend of May, it kicks off the busy summer season of markets, fairs, crawls and tours throughout the province.

Many of our studios are not generally open to the public, or have very limited hours of operation (who can work with all those people around??), so it’s a special treat for visitors from near and far, and much magic can happen.

We encourage you to take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity!


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