Art Galleries & Artists
Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)
The Gulf Islands are home to an incredible number of artists, and Galiano Island is no exception.
Pick up the Trincomali Community Arts Council's annually updated Galiano Art Guide at the info booth in Sturdies Bay and local galleries. Purple seastar signs indicate home studios.
Sturdies Bay Galleries
The Galiano Twirly Tree Shop is a cooperative gallery and gift shop in the heart of Sturdies Bay village run by six island artists – Dorrie Ratzlaff, Dianne Laronde, Kathleen Buckley, Susanne Laughlin, Deborah Roberts, and Khadejha McCall.
In addition to their work and that of dozens of other Galiano creatives, the store carries local CDs (by islanders like Tamara Nile and Brad Prevedoros), photographer Henny Schnare's panoramic images and the aromatic products of the Galiano Coffee Roasting Co. (A sister gallery, Twirley Tree By the Sea, operates during the summer at the Montague Harbour Marina.)