Monday, September 29, 2008

Gabriola Studio Tour 2008 - October 11, 12, & 13

It’s hard to believe that it is coming up to that time of year again, where for the Thanksgiving weekend the island is a buzz as the artisans open their studios to the public.

As you open your homes to family & friends visiting, it is a great opportunity for them to explore all the talent on this island, and with 1/3 of the artisans being new on the tour this year, it is also a great chance for islanders to go and meet their new neighbors!

This year, over the long weekend, 96 local artists will participate - you will see them creating their work, including furniture, oil, water colour, acrylic, and encaustic paintings, mixed media constructions, pottery & so much more…We have found that the artists are happy to answer questions, share techniques, and a few even do demonstrations to highlight their skills. You will have the chance to view and buy work from each artist.

Tour head quarters is at Artworks, the perfect place to pick up your coffee before heading out on the self guided tour. They will also be featuring a variety of the works so that you can pre-plan your trip. If you stop into Artworks make sure to thank Kathy for all her amazing hard work that she does all year long in prepping, not only for the tour, but celebrating and sharing the works of art & the artisans in our community.So, please join us in enjoying the beautiful fall weather while discovering the wealth of talent that lives and works in our community. Admission is free.

Your participation supports local artists, and is a great opportunity to learn more about their work. Studio hours for the weekend are between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., there is a great opportunity to meet the artists this year before the tour on Friday October 10 at the Surf Lodge.

See you on the tour!

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