Art GalleriesThe Sunshine Coast boasts more artists per capita then any other area in British Columbia. The coast is dotted with quaint galleries representing creative local artists and their fine work. Spend a day visiting the many galleries showcasing the artistic flair of the Sunshine Coast.
Below is a list of galleries and studios between Gibsons and Egmont. For more information about the Purple Banner Tour go to www.suncoastarts.com
Gibsons and Area
Address: 1472 Davidson Road, Langdale (Gibsons)
Description: Discover a fusion of Africa and the West Coast in the creations of clay artist Liz de Beer. Sculptural works as well as functional pottery for sale.
Jacoba Van Dyk
Address: 898 Reed Road (1/2 km off North Road - driveway to end of property), upper Gibsons
Description: Home studio, acrylic paintings shown on request, or Sundays 12pm - 6pm
Grout Pottery Clayforms
Contact: Alan and Joan Grout
Address: 582 Reed Road (at Chamberlain), Granthams Landing
Description: With subtle pastel glazes, we paint West Coast landscapes on our hand-built clay pieces. Also functional stoneware in cobalt blue and other glazes. Some Raku.
Address: 558 Woodland Ave, Granthams Landing
Description: Fine arts studio & illustration original painting. Acrylic/watercolour/mixed media. Landscape/floral/figures - commissions welcome. Private instruction available. By appointment only.
Todd Clark Studio
Address: 895 Charman Road, Gibsons
Description: A definite destination spot on the Coast. Set atop Gospel Rock, local artist Todd Clark has a breath-taking studio/gallery brimming with his contemporary paintings. 895 Charman Rd Gibsons 604.886.8343 www.toddclarkstudio.com
Spirit of Place Gallery
Address: 459 Marine Drive, Gibsons Landing
Description: Framed and matted Sunshine Coast and western landscapes, cards and screen savers. New shows, other artwork too. Photography and printmaking workshops.
Gift Of The Eagle Gallery
Address: 441 Marine Drive, Gibsons Landing
Description: A rich & varied tapestry of Sunshine Coast artists & genuine native art. New location in Gibsons Block mezzanine as of April 2008.
Artworks Tours & Framing
Phone: 604.886.1250 or 604.886.1200
Address: Gibsons Block Mezzanine - 441 Marine Drive, Gibsons Landing
Description: Fully guided arts & cultural tours to Sunshine Coast studios and gardens. Custom picture framing and art workshops in our new location.
Daffadowndilly Gallery & BODYSENSE
Address: 4-426 Marine Drive, Gibsons Landing
Description: An eclectic gallery of works by mostly local artists, crafters, hat-makers, soaps and lotions in a unique heritage building overlooking Gibsons Harbour.
Address: 436 Marine Drive, Gibsons Landing
Description: Co-operative gallery representing many of the Sunshine Coast's finest artists. Open daily 10am to 5pm.
Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Address: 287 Gower Point Road (down the stairs), Gibsons Landing
Description: Because art is for everyone. Open in 2003, GPAG presents seven curated exhibitions per year, based on open submissions. Painting classes for adults & children offered also. Enter up the stairs from Molly's Lane or down the stairs from 287 Gower Point Rd.
The Waltzing Whippet Studio
Phone: 604 886.1765
Address: Molly's Lane, Gibsons Landing
Description: The Waltzing Whippet Studio offers a mix of paintings in acrylic medium and shell-encrusted mirrors by artist Nancy Hache along with a fantastic mix of coastal home decor items.
Sa Boothroyd Gallery
Address: Government Wharf, Gibsons Landing
Description: Paintings, prints, magnets and whimsical kitchen textiles.
Westwind Fine Art Gallery
Address: #14 - 292 Gower Point Rd, Gibsons Landing
Description: Representing Sunshine Coast artists Greta Guzek, Kim LaFave, Josefa Fritz Barham, Don Jarvis, Lenore Conacher, Gloria Masse, Ian MacLeod, Cindy Riach and Morley Baker.
Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives
Address: 716 Winn Road, Gibsons (across from the Post Office)
Description: Regional museum featuring local history, exhibits, gift shop, research library and so much more. Learn about the historical roots of the Sunshine Coast.
Address: 668 Harmony Lane, Gibsons
Description: Unique hand-sculpted, bas-relief panels and mirrors in stoneware and terracotta clay, for indoor and outdoor decor. Katie takes her inspiration from surrounding landscapes, using natural oxide stains to give her pieces an organic feel, emphasizing the natural colour and texture of the clay. Her work is displayed at Westwind Gallery in Gibsons, and several other locations. By appointment.
Address: 1304 Judith Place, Upper Gibsons
Description: We are the largest supplier of art materials on the coast. We handle full custom framing & have a computerized mat cutter on-site. Dry mounting, laminating and canvas stretching. We also have a 400sq ft. studio available for teaching.
Address: 2212 Oldershaw Rd off Hwy 101, Roberts Creek
Description: Little rustic barn - Big Contemporary Art open to the public May - Sept, 11am - 5pm Friday - Sun or by appointment
Address: 1738 Lockyer Rd, 2km above Hwy 101 off Roberts Creek Rd
Description: Functional pottery designed to be used and enjoyed; custom dinnerware as well as one-of-a-kind pieces.
Golden Egg Studio
Address: 2003 Coach Road (down Leek Rd, off Hwy 101), Roberts Creek
Description: Fine-art studio and private gallery exhibiting Olga Sugden’s contemporary paintings and illustrations for children. Many originals, limited edition prints and art cards available.
Mustard Seed Clay Creations, Flying Potter & Dream Shadow Pottery
Address: 3394 Kraus Rd (down Marlene off Hwy 101), Roberts Creek
Description: Come and browse the wide range of functional and sculptural porcelain, stoneware and whimsical clay art - a celebration of diversity within a family!
Wilson Creek and Davis Bay
Address: 1650 Field Road, Wilson Creek
Description: Exclusive and unique art glass created by master glassblower Jan Benda. A wide selection of vases, plates, perfume bottles, ornaments, oil lamps, candle holders and more.
Amaral & Smith Pottery
Address: 4860 Bluegrouse Drive (just off Bay Rd), Davis Bay
Description: Red, shino gold, satin-green, and brown blends are glazes you'll see on our functional, white stoneware and porcelain pottery. Large servers and vases are specialties.
Blue Dot Art Studio
Address: 5081 Sunshine Coast Hwy, just south of Sechelt
Description: Watercolours, acrylics & hand painted functional ceramic tableware in an actual working studio environment. All ceramics and glazes are made with environmentally friendly, lead-free materials that are safe in a 350'F oven, dishwasher or microwave.
Address: 5536 Wharf Road (upstairs), Sechelt
Description: Alchemy Studios has become Dion Le Roux' and Xerez Haffenden's personal art studio. We are still hanging our own and others' art in the hallway gallery. Stop in down the hall at Breakwater to have someone show you around.
Sunstones Beads & Gifts
Address: 5699 Cowrie Street, Sechelt
Description: West Coast jewelry, beads, gemstones, pendants. Specializing in antique & unique beads from around the world.
La Cabana Gallery
Email: raymond @lacabanagallery.com
Address: 5679 Cowrie Street, Sechelt
Description: “Home of the Originals” showcasing original work by artists both local and off-coast. A cozy, comfortable sitting room, dubbed the “poet’s corner” welcomes writers for readings, discussions groups and lectures. Hours: Tue. to Sat. 11-6
Address: 5721 Cowrie Street, Sechelt
Description: Experience the Art & the Present. West Coast Artisans featuring inspiration & creativity in the spiritual, physical & intuitive arts.
Fresh from the Coast
Address: #104 - 5695 Cowrie Lane (behind Ann-Lynn Flowers), Sechelt
Description: Fresh items daily. Featuring the work of over 30 local artisans and crafters. Visual arts / gallery / ceramic / glass / jewellery / fibre art.
Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Address: 5714 Medusa Street (at Trail), Sechelt
Description: Operating the Sunshine Coast Art Centre which incorporates a professionally-curated public gallery, a music studio housing two community pianos, and a public art studio.
Karen A. Motley
Address: moved from Sandy Hook, call for new information
Description: Impressionist oils on canvas. Coastal, tropical, northern or European scenes. Bold color, big canvas. Gallery stock available and commissions accepted. Passionate Art for the Dreamer.
Address: 5821 Bob Road, Sandy Hook
Description: Whimsical art, photography, woodwork. Mohammed revitalizes the art of painting on plaster (frescos). See handsculpted, painted, and framed plaster art. Tella has large glicee photo prints on canvas. 5821 Bob Road, Sandy Hook (via Sechelt Inlet Road).
Amazon Earthworks Pottery
Address: 7755 Redrooffs Road, Halfmoon Bay
Description: Combining porcelain and the ancient technique of Sgraffito, I specialize in vessels of deep cobalt blues and blacks which celebrate strong, rich matriarchal imagery and the sacred in nature. Call ahead.
Wallflowers and Beyond
Address: 5582 Curran Road, Halfmoon Bay
Description: Muralist working in acrylic + framed/frameable mixed media and blank greeting cards. Come enjoy a tour of the entirely muralled house. By appointment.
Garden Bay, Madeira Park, Egmont
Copper Sky Gallery & Cafe
Phone: 604.883.0098 / 04.883.0041
Address: 12903 Madeira Park Rd, in downtown Madeira Park
Description: Featuring local & BC artists & artisans: jewellery, metal sculpture, hand-blown glass, paintings, photography, pottery, prints, cards plus crystals and fossils. Plus great coffee and lunch available.
Description: Pender Harbour area artists: painting, stained glass & jewellery. Open for community special events & individual shows year round. From July 1 to Labour Day weekend open daily 11am to 4pm. Located at the Cultural Centre in Madeira Park.
FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Address: 12889 Sunshine Coast Hwy (in the yurts), just north of Madeira Park
Description: FibreWorks Gallery and Studio featuring local and guest artists specializing in fibre arts - spinning, weaving, dyeing, basket making, woodworking, papermaking, quilting, textile surface design and more - all in a beautiful 28' yurt!
Flying Anvil Studio
Address: 6013 Garden Bay Road, 1/8 km off Hwy 101 at the Petro Can
Description: Forged and fabricated metal work for home or garden by Bruno Pepin. Gallery showcases work by over 60 local artists and craftspeople.
Bluff Hollow Cement Works
Address: 5027 Bear Bay Road, Garden Bay
Description: Bluff Hollow designs and produces lightweight concrete garden art, specializing in faces, fountains, torsos, and whimsy. Simplicity and elegance are our guiding principles. Follow Garden Bay Rd, right on Hammond, fork right, fork left onto Bear Bay.
Motoko's Original Art
Address: 4590 Sinclair Bay Rd, Garden Bay
Description: Fine art studio and private gallery exhibiting Motoko's contemporary paintings, many originals, limited edition prints, signed reproductions and art cards available.