Get ready for the Spring Studio Tour this weekend

Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula’s bi-annual tour runs June 7 and 8

This year’s Saanich Peninsula Spring Studio tour starts this weekend and is expected to bring art lovers from all over into local artists’ homes and studios.

“This year the Studio Tour is June 7 and 8,” explained Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula’s Executive Director, Frankie Allen.

“This is a lovely time of year to wander the Peninsula, learn from and engage with local artists,” she added.

The aim of the studio tour each year is to engage community members from the Saanich Peninsula and beyond in local art.

Brochures, including the maps for the self-guided tour, are in stores and public places on the Peninsula, in downtown Victoria and on the Gulf Islands. The tours happen bi-annually (spring and fall) and give the public the opportunity to step inside a local artist’s studio to see where the work originates.

The studios on this spring’s tour include painters (oil, acrylic and watercolour), bronze and glass sculpture and art, jewellery, fibre arts, woodwork and more.

The tour, which is self-guided with the help of the glossy map and brochure explaining the various artists’ work, happens Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The map can be easily picked up at the Community Arts Council centre in Tulista Park or at various businesses on the Peninsula and beyond. Maps can also be downloaded and printed from the website

For more information on the Spring Studio Tour, call 250-656-7400.