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Various Locations Throughout Tofino
Tofino, British Columbia
Daily from August 30, 2014 to September 22, 2014
The Annual Carving on the Edge Festival celebrates the work of both traditional and contemporary wood carving artists; the 10-day festival includes a fine art wood carving show, demonstrations on traditional canoe-building, Nuu-chah-nulth paddle-making, mask making, burl wood carving, tool-making, and traditional designs. Presentations by master carvers, storytelling events, and family carving workshops for all ages. All events are open to the public at no charge and a "Carving Map' is available from local businesses and visitor centres will lead festival goers to event locations.
Rebecca Spit Provincial Park
Quadra Island, British Columbia
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The 9th Annual Quadra Island Paint Out 2014 happens on the second Saturday & Sunday in September with the support of Firesign Art & Design Studio and B&B & the Heriot Bay Inn as part of the International Plein Air Painters (IPAP) 12th Great Worldwide Paint Out. All painters are invited to participate for free, & spectators are welcome throughout the event!
On Saturday, September 13, artists will paint at the Heriot Bay Inn all day & then at 3:00 pm there will be an exhibit of the weekend's work & a reception at the Heriot Bay Inn. The public is invited to view the art and meet the artists, refreshments served.
Metchosin, British Columbia
Daily from September 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014
A soul-filling weekend designed to restart your creative mojo. Surrounded by mountains & golden pastures we will get messy & paint freely, breathe deeply, eat delicious food, discover a fantastic soundtrack, laugh and remember what it feels like to let go. Absolutely NO painting experience necessary. Cost $725: includes 2 days of painting, yoga, meals & snacks including a cozy, candle lit dinner in the log cabin on Saturday. "Laura's leadership presence and ability to draw out the unique creative gifts of each participant were amazing! I know I will look back at these glorious days as a defining moment in my life. I cannot speak highly enough about the effect it had on me." Jim Reger, David Foster Foundation.
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Various Artisan Studios
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Daily from November 20, 2014 to November 23, 2014
Cedar Yellow Point Artisan Country Christmas Tour Celebrates 26 years!
The 26th annual self-guided Cedar Yellow Point Artisan Country Christmas Tour will fill four days with fun, exploration in the country and unexpected treasures around every corner on the tour.
Take this scenic route, experience enchanting scenery, spectacular country roads dotted with farms, studios, restaurants, shops and wildlife. Discover many celebrated artists and the wonders of Cedar and Yellow Point. You will find locally-produced edibles, native art, jewelry, original paintings, woodwork, pottery, fiber arts and more.
More than 22 studios will astound visitors on the tour this year. Visitors and locals will have the perfect opportunity to get ahead of the Christmas shopping rush with creative one of a kind purchase from artisans.