On July 28 and 29, 2016 the island's artists, artisans and craftspeople will host an art studio tour, showcasing the works they have lovingly hand-produced with great skill and imagination. Nineteeen artists and groups will be featured in their own studios or in central locations, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
The Texada Art Studio Tour will include a fabulous range of fabric arts, stained glass, lapidary and jewellry, beadwork, garden sculptures, photography, stitchery and much more. Throughout the tour, artists will be on hand to discuss their styles and techniques and to share their passion for the arts with visitors.
Guests can travel between studios in their own vehicles, or can take advantage of driver escorts who can pick them up from the ferry and return them there after the tour. Lunches at the Texada Arts, Culture and Tourism Centre will be available both days with live music and artists to talk to. Visitors are encouraged to come for both days as there's a lot to see.
Guides for Texada Art Studio Tour are free and include a map of the island with studios clearly marked and descriptions of artists and their work. Starting in July, the guide can be downloaded the Texada Studio Tour website or can be picked up at the Holtenwood Gallery on Texada, just up hill from the ferry terminal.