Island artists open studios for two days in September

Did you know that Bowen Island has one of the highest concentrations of professional artists in Canada? And this year, you are invited into the studios and galleries of some of Bowen’s very creative residents. 

Discover the world of our artists and innovators – illustrators, authors, carvers, sculptors, printmakers, bookmakers, painters, photographers, textile artists and jewelers – at work in their community. You probably know some of them and will want to visit to see what they’ve been up to. But be sure to also check out those whose work you might not be familiar with yet, as they fling open their doors to the public for this special event. 

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The Bowen Island Arts Council is pleased to host the Bowen Studio Tours in conjunction with the ninth annual B.C. Culture Days on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Culture Days is a collaborative, Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. 

Art lovers and curious folks from near and far are invited to take a self-guided tour of the studios and galleries. This year’s tour features 24 stops on the route. 

Plan a relaxing day on our idyllic island, viewing a stunning array of art and art forms. Invite your friends from the mainland to join you. Guests, why not plan on staying overnight so you’re not rushed? Relax. Take your time. Kick back. 

In addition to viewing the artistic wares, you may be treated to a demonstration of the artistic process, as artists talk about their work, inspiration and craft. It’s a great opportunity to take home wonderful memories and maybe a beautiful treasure or two.

Our artists will be awaiting you at studios and galleries across the island. Watch for the bright banners marking residential addresses of the studio. And get ready to be entertained and inspired.

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