The Thanksgiving Studio Tour has been the key visual arts event on Gabriola Island for more than 27 years.
One of the most extensive studio tours in the Pacific Northwest, in 2023 the Tour featured 65 artists at 57 studios, and attracted hundreds of visitors from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and beyond.
Our intention is to support artists to have meaningful and enjoyable contact with those on the Tour, to showcase and sell their work, and inspire a sense of community among island artists.
All visual artists and artisans who are full-time residents of Gabriola, Mudge, DeCourcy, or Valdes Islands and are members of the Gabriola Arts Council are welcome to participate in the Thanksgiving Studio Tour.
Registration fee for the 2024 Tour is $310 for each listing. You can register for a listing as an individual artist, or as an artist partnership or collective.
BEFORE REGISTRATION, please renew your GAC membership (Basic). You do not need an Artist membership. The Artist membership is for non-Tour artists who only want membership and access to the creative directory. If you are registering for Tour, your TAOG artist listing is included in your fee, but your regular $20 GAC membership is not. If you are already a member, visit our Member Portal to ensure your membership is up to date. If you are not yet a member, join here!
Do you know about our Inclusivity Fund? You can donate, or you can ask for assistance. The process is simple. Donate when you register. If the full Tour fee feels cost prohibitive, call the office at (250) 247-7409 or apply for inclusivity funding online. We will help you share your art practice during the 2024 Studio Tour.
Spots are limited! Register early to ensure your participation. Artists registering for the Studio Tour have until February 29th to pay the fees. February 29th is also the last day to withdraw for a full refund (less 5% processing fee) should your plans change.
And please note there are artists looking for shared spaces. Let us know if you have the ability to host an artist in your studio.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Chelsea, our new Program Manager, at email@example.com, and we will assist you.
We look forward to receiving your registrations!