Art Galleries & Artists
Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)
Artists, writers, poets, and musicians are drawn to the southern Gulf Islands in great numbers.
Saturna Island has its share of talented creatives. There are no formal galleries or cooperative spaces here, but a handful of artists operate home studios that are typically open by appointment.
Saturna Art Stops
The best one-stop for island art and crafts is the Saturday market, held on the grounds of the Community Hall (Lyall Harbour). Local art hangs in the café at the Saturna General Store.
Boot Cove Books sells Saturna-made greeting cards, among them a delightful salmon-themed set produced as a fundraiser for the Saturna Arts and Concert Society. Another keepsake for those seduced by the island is an oversize reproduction of Rosalinde Compton's annotated Saturna map created for the region's celebrated "community atlas," Islands in the Salish Sea.