Speaking of Thanksgiving…

The 2016 20th annual Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour was a success!

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-10-28-04-amHuge thanks to the fabulous 81 Tour artists, the wonderful volunteers and GAC board directors, the very fun and supportive Gabriola community, the sponsors and advertisers, and to the many off-island visitors! We couldn’t have done it without you! Gabriola Island rocks!


Annie Holmes, June Shoemaker, Jules O’Donnell, Gerry Stefanson, Gary Holmes, Sandy White, Mosey Cerminara, Monique Morley, Gary Holdgrafer, Lu Handford, Joy Reeves, Oscar, Reeves, Franz Gigl, Regine Eder, Shawntah Toy, Mike Toy, Carol Martin


Sunset Beach B&B
Woodfire Restaurant & Catering


Village Food Market
Ravenskill Orchards
Arbutus Home & Building Centre
Twin Beaches Gallery
Pier Gallery
Withey’s Water
North Road Sports
Nature Earth Spirit Market
Mad Rona’s Coffee Bar
The Lynch Group
Gabriola Automotive
Hive Emporium
The Haven
Silva Bay Inn
Marigold Theatre
Tinson Point Cuts
Robert’s Place
Surf Pub & Lodge
Gabriola Museum
Island Pharmacy
Carol Martin


Bus for Studio Tour now available!

Don’t want to drive on Studio Tour weekend? Want to share the Tour experience with a group of friends and neighbours? Want to cut down on carbon emissions? Take Gertie on Tour!

Gertie has made a random selection of artists’ studios — 6 per each day, on Saturday and Sunday — and for $25 you can hop on Gertie and be driven to each studio, have 20-25 minutes to browse and shop, and then hop on the bus to the next studio.

For information or to register, email gabriolacommunitybus@gmail.com

The studios are:

Saturday — 10 am to 1:00 pm:

No. 2 — Caroline James Fine Art Studio
No. 3 — Tammy Hudgeon Studio
No. 5 — Gabriola Studio (5 artists at one studio!)
No. 13 — Modern Bohemian Design/Thistle
No. 15 — Brush with Nature
No. 18 — 1935 Murray Road

Sunday — 1 pm to 4:00 pm

No. 23 — SpiritSong Studio
No. 24 — Delfin Designs
No. 27 — The Orange Chicken Art Studio
No. 33 — The Green Bough
No. 42 — Outcast Design/Gabriola Gadgets
No. 57 — Maison Bleue