Gabriola’s biggest art event of the year is here – the Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola artists will open their studios and their hearts to visitors from far and wide to share their talents and creativity. There is something for everyone on the Tour – from pottery to paintings, jewellery, photography, sculpture, glassblowing, mixed media, leatherwork, metalwork and more!
This year we are celebrating our 27th year and expecting more than 1,500 visitors – what fun! We look forward to welcoming you to a wonderful Studio Tour weekend.
what is Studio Tour?
Gabriola Island’s Thanksgiving Studio Tour is one of the most extensive studio tours in the Pacific Northwest and regularly attracts hundreds of visitors from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and beyond.
You can tour 57 studios on Gabriola at your own leisure throughout the weekend. Visit as many artists as you’d like – their doors are all open from 10am-5pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Thanksgiving weekend.
when can I visit open studios?
October 7-9th 2023
Tour hours are from 10am-5pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Thanksgiving Weekend.
what does it cost?
Studio Tour is free and open to the public.
who is participating this year?
65 artists, in 57 studios. Learn more about each participating artist here.
Tour Central – Preview Gallery
Address: 575 North Road, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X5
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. Located inside the Nova Art & Craft Boutique Gallery Space/Studio in the Folklife Village.
Enter the raffle to win a 21″ original glass bowl by Tammy Hudegon
“Mama Loves Colour”
valued at $2000
21” diameter bowl made of fused glass
Raffle tickets are available all weekend, in-person at Tour Central. Tour Central is located inside Nova Art & Craft Boutique Gallery Space/Studio in the Folklife Village. 575 North Road, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X5
The raffle draw will take place Monday, October 9th at 2pm.