Central Island Arts Guide & Studio Tour

Next Guide will publish in March 2020
Next Studio Tour is May 29, 30 & 31 2020, 10am-4pm Daily,
with a wide array of Friday Evening activities

The Central Island Arts Guide is your essential and comprehensive guide to makers, creators and arts service providers between Parksville and Campbell River.

It is a continually growing and evolving project spearheaded by Comox Valley Arts in collaboration with over 150 artists and artist groups, including Central Island Artisans Group, Artsphere Comox Valley, Art Alchemy, Lupine Art Studio, and artfinds.me discovery portal.

All participating studios are open from 10am-4pm on the last weekend of May, and no appointments are necessary. Grab some friends and go explore! Carpooling is encouraged.

Studio artists include both established and well-known artists – folks who sell their work around the world and are collected in public and private galleries – as well as emerging and experimenting artists who have either just begun their careers or are perhaps shifting to a new genre.

There is something for every taste – paintings, sculpture, pottery, photography, stained glass, fused glass, blown glass, scratchboard, pyrography, puppets, weaving, woodwork, furniture, figurines, big art, little art, art cards, art prints, original art, upcycled art. There’s art that lights up, art you can read and art that floats. There’s realistic, abstract, modern, contemporary, traditional, whimsical, weird and wonderful art.

There is no fee to visit the studios, and many will have surprise treats to share on Studio Tour weekend, as well as great in-studio pricing for their work. Numerous stops include multiple artists, too.

To go on the tour, all you need to do is pick up a copy of the Central Island Arts Guide or visit CentralIslandArtsGuide.ca to find all the listings. (New edition on the streets mid March) On the website there are photo galleries, studio details and links to detailed maps. There is also a downloadable map for your phone via the Ondago app (free from your app store).