The Sunshine Coast is home to artists of all kinds, from potters and painters to spinners and weavers. We are very proud of our large and dynamic arts community. For a great day's outing, grab a copy of the Purple Banner brochure (available at the Visitor Centre) and take a self-guided tour of artists studios and galleries on the Coast.
A few of the many artists on the coast are featured below. For more information about the arts on the Sunshine Coast, visit the Coast Cultural Alliance web site.
Blue Orca StudioA former high school art teacher in the lower mainland, Krista is now focused on her art full time. She has had a number of solo exhibitions both in the Lower Mainland and on the Sunshine Coast. She works in oil, acrylics and mixed media techniques as well as designs one of a kind gemstone with silver jewelry.
Bluff Hollow Art WorksAnn and Rick Harmer have developed distinctive art forms, inspired by their rainforest home. Ann uses local mushrooms to dye fibre which she turns into handspun yarns: with mushroom colours, silk scarves become vibrant wearable art. She also creates mushroom paper and jewelry.
Carol and Kim LaFaveCarol attended the Alberta College of Art before moving to Toronto where she worked as a freelance artist developing her skills as a painter. Colour and light play an important role in Carol's bright acrylic paintings. Now working from her home and studio in Roberts Creek, she draws on the forest and sea for her inspirations.
Catch Our Drift Earthly JourneysCatch Our Drift Earthly Journeys is a collection of artists, artisans, enthusiasts, farmers, naturalists and other residents of British Columbia's Sunshine Coast who open up their homes, studios or farms to visitors, providing them access to their "ordinary" practices - activities that are "extraordinary" to those of us who do not experience them every day!
Located in the heart of Sechelt in the Trail Bay Centre Mall, Coastal Art is a co-op gallery formed by an eclectic group of local artists. There are original paintings, reproductions, cards, photography, wild life books, pottery, handcrafted jewelry with precious and semi-precious stones as well as unique lampwork beads, jewelry and accessories.