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Dock in Browning Harbour, Pender Islands.

(Adrian Dorst photo)

Pender Islands

Art Galleries & Artists

Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)

Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)

Pender Island's natural beauty and sweet pace of life inspire a large resident population of artists and artisans.

Galleries in Hope Bay and at the Driftwood Centre showcase local work. And many artists operate home studios open for the most part by appointment.

The Tricomali Community Arts Council publishes the annual Pender Island Artists' Guide, a listing of galleries and studios that includes phone numbers and an annotated map. Find it aboard BC Ferries or at the Chamber of Commerce office at the Driftwood Centre.

Galleries

The Red Tree Gallery is adjacent to the Hope Bay Café on Pender's northeast coast. The 18 members of the Pender Island Artisan Cooperative utilize this attractive heritage space with its bold red walls and shining hardwood floors. Monthly exhibits spotlight the likes of jewellery maker AJ Matrick, glass artist Susan Tait, and painter Diane Kramer, who produces magical storybook images at her Benevolent Beast Studio.

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