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1625 MacDonald Rd.
Campbell River, British Columbia
Daily from May 2, 2014 to May 4, 2014
Photographers at Painter's is hosted at the start of May each year at world-renowned Painter's Lodge in Campbell River. Amateur photographers and photography enthusiasts join some of the best photographers British Columbia has to offer for a series of classes and workshops like no other. Photographers show spectators the tricks of the trade, and amateur photographers even have a chance to have their work critiqued by the professionals. The event also includes a gallery of some of the newest and most exciting photos taken by the presenters.
1625 MacDonald Rd.
Campbell River, British Columbia
Daily from May 23, 2014 to May 25, 2014
Painters at Painter's is an annual celebration of art, hosted in May each year at world-renowned Painter’s Lodge in Campbell River.
Each year, over 1000 guests meet and talk with the artists, and take in one of the most impressive collections of artistic talent to be found under one roof anywhere in Canada. Artists give demonstrations, participate in panel discussions, and create beautiful works in the resort's gardens, giving the public a rare opportunity to watch and learn from the masters.
This exciting and one-of-a-kind event celebrates prominent British Columbia artists in a beautiful resort setting.
Quathiaski Cove, British Columbia
Daily from June 7, 2014 to June 8, 2014
Quadra is the gateway to the Discovery Islands, just a short ferry ride from Campbell River, off north central Vancouver Island.
Quadra Island Artists host their annual Studio Tour which is a great opportunity to meet the creative people behind the artwork and explore Quadra Island. See their work in glass, stone sculpture, pottery, photography, printmaking, painting & other media.
Tour the studios, go for a picnic on Rebecca Spit and enjoy the view of the mountains across Sutil Channel - a perfect weekend outing. After the opening weekend, many studios continue to welcome visitors throughout the summer for the year-round Studio Tour. Many accommodations offer discounts - mention the tour! Some displays and delicious lunches in the Community Centre.
1040 Moss Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Vancouver Island's largest outdoor visual art event is a community outreach initiative featuring 180+ invited professional & emerging artists from Victoria & surrounding areas. Artists take their studios to the street to display & produce their work on Moss Street between Fort St & Dallas Rd. The Paint-In is a free & fun-filled community-based art awareness & education event that sees up to 35,000 visitors. Once again TD demonstrated its commitment to supporting the visual arts as the Paint-In's Title sponsor, backed by further support from the City of Victoria.
This event allows local artists access to a receptive audience & encourages an appreciation of the arts among visitors. Over 200 volunteers & participating artists dedicate at least 4,000 hours to make this exceptional annual community event possible!
2168 Phillips Road
Sooke , British Columbia
Daily from July 25, 2014 to August 4, 2014
The Sooke Fine Arts Show provides the opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC's Coastal Islands to showcase and sell their work. Along with the more than 8,000 annual visitors who attend, the 11-day show draws hundreds of art patrons from British Columbia, western Canada, and the United States. The Show, coming into its 28th year, is Vancouver Island's longest-running juried fine art show and the Island's premier summer arts event.
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.
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.