On June 5th and 6th, 2010, Quadra Island artists will once again open their studio doors for the 8th annual Quadra Island Studio Tour. Featuring the work of over 35 local artists, the Studio Tour incorporates a self-guided tour of Quadra’s private studios and galleries, artist demonstrations, workshops and more. What better opportunity to explore the island while getting a glimpse of the creative process guiding some of Quadra’s finest artists!
Paintings, pottery, perfectly cast and hand painted fish, art glass, hand built guitars, fabric art, sculpture, and jewelry are just a few of the things you’ll encounter down Quadra’s tree-lined driveways. This is “locally made” at its finest. Take a moment to chat with an artist as she finishes off an open-air sketch in the garden that inspired her, or learn how another artist was motivated to create detailed replicas of our abundant local marine life.
Over 15 studios will open for visitors. Artists without public studio space will be showing their work at the Quadra Community Centre, where there will also be a group exhibition. The Garden Terrace Café will again provide sumptuous prawn lunch specials, desserts, and hot and cold beverages.
Tickets for the tour are $5 each (kids under 13 free) and are available on the island from Hummingbird Office Supply, Quadra Crafts, resorts and the Tourist Info Booth.
The Studio Tour is presented by Quadra Island Artists, a member group of the Quadra Island Recreation Society and a volunteer organization that is dedicated to encouraging and promoting the visual arts on Quadra Island. For more information please visit www.quadraislandarts.com
or phone 250-285-3101.