The Saanich Peninsula Studio tour starts June 8 and is expected to bring art lovers from all over into local artists’ homes and studios.
“We really try to reach the communities outside of the just the Peninsula,” said organizer Richard Julian.
“We make sure the maps are in stores and public places downtown Victoria, on the Gulf Islands. We want people to come out to the Saanich Peninsula to see the world class artists we have here.”
Julian added that the event also traditionally attracts many locals who visit their favourite artists during the bi-annual tours.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the public to be able to go into a studio and see how an artist’s work originates,” he said.
“Each time, we try and get a good selection of artists so we have a variety. This time we have potters, painters, artists who work in bronze and glass, even jewellery, and the fact that it’s self guided means people can pick and choose the artists and the mediums they want to see.”
The tour, which is self-guided with the help of a glossy map and brochure explaining the various artists work, happens Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 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 www.cacsp.com.
For more information on the studio tour, call 250-656-7400.