october 7-9, 2023

the thanksgiving studio tour has been the key visual arts event on gabriola island for more than 26 years.

One of the most extensive studio tours in the Pacific Northwest, in 2022 the Tour featured almost 70 artists at more than 60 studios, and attracted hundreds of visitors from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and beyond. 

The Gabriola Arts Council’s future is bright, as more artists in all disciplines make Gabriola Island home, and more arts lovers, supporters, and consumers embrace the great Gabriola art vibe.

No tickets required, this is a self-guided tour.

Plan your visit using our handy interactive map.

Meet the Artists

Read about each artist, in preparation for Studio Tour weekend. Hear their stories and see a sample of their work. Some artwork is for sale online, some is only available for purchase in-person.

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour Artists

Gabriola Island, 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.

See Interactive Map

Plan your visit with Google Maps. Our interactive map will help you find each Studio, and click to learn more about each artist. 


Tammy Hudgeon Glass Bowl Raffle

Enter the raffle to win

Visit Tour Central to purchase tickets to win a 21” original glass bowl by Tammy Hudgeon. Tickets available all weekend, in-person. The raffle draw will take place Monday, October 9th at 2pm.

Tour Central is located inside Nova Art & Craft Boutique Gallery Space/Studio in the Folklife Village. 575 North Road, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X5

Lodging Discount

The Haven Gabriola

The Haven – Celebrating 40 Years

Save 10% on Your Stay at the Haven during the Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Options range from forest view rooms to oceanfront suites.

Book 2+ nights using code GAC2023
Call 1-800-222-9211 or email info@haven.ca

preview artwork from all participating artists

The Tour Central preview gallery is a great place to start your visit. See works from each participating artists, pick up a brochure, ask questions and meet fellow tour-goers. Open all weekend 10am to 5pm, with special preview party on Thursday at 7pm.

Address: 575 North Road, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X5

We couldn't do this without you

Thank you to all of the artists and volunteers who help make this event happen. 

this program is made possible by:

British Columbia Community Gaming Grants
Funded by the Government of Canada