There’s something about Salt Spring

Salt Spring Island has a style and an energy that seems to inspire creativity

A mecca for Artists since the 1960’s, the je ne sais quoi de Salt Spring breeds year round displays of beauty and aesthetic inquiry on our coffee shop walls, in our shops and market stalls, and not least in the many galleries and studios on the island. In the Summertime particularly, you won’t be lost for ideas of what to see and do here, but if you’d like some direction to your explorations, here are some starting points.

~All within walking distance of Mariner’s Loft~

Artwork at the Duthie Gallery Sculpture Park

The Duthie Gallery & Sculpture Park

The Duthie Gallery‘s sculpture park is worth a visit any time. Enjoy the sea air as you stroll around this curated landscape featuring works by a number of acclaimed Artists. Visit before the end of June, and you can also enjoy the New Work of Fine Artists Anna Gustafson, Paul Burke and Sofia Burke in the indoor gallery.

Duthie Gallery, 125 Churchill Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2R3

Artcraft at Mahon Hall

The Salt Spring Arts Council’s annual Artcraft exhibition features the work of over 100 local artists and artisans.
BC’s longest running art show, Artcraft is juried; expect high quality, and perhaps take the opportunity to buy a Salt Spring gift or souvenir.
Artcraft runs from June 10th – September 18th, 2016.

“A wide selection of exquisite works…”

Mahon Hall, 166 Lower Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T2

Ebb & Flow at the Salt Spring Gallery

Opening June 3rd, Ebb & Flow offers another reflection on nature and landscape, this time through the medium of photography. Two photographers come together in this exhibition hosted by Salt Springs Artist Coop.

The collection will showcase landscape and nature photographs taken on the shores of Salt Spring Island.

This gallery is a special place to visit, serving up "fresh, local, art". This particular exhibition runs from June 3rd to 16th, but the gallery is worth a visit anytime.

The Salt Spring Gallery 135 McPhillips Ave, Salt Spring Island, V8K 2T5

Image and quote from the Gulf Islands Driftwood

Further Afield: The Studio Tour

If you have an appetite for more, the The Salt Spring Studio Tour is a wonderful way to see a number of the Island’s artists in their own studio spaces. This map will guide you all over Salt Spring so you can soak up the array of scenic beauty as you move from studio to studio.