The Sunshine Coast is home to large number of artists who produce a breathtaking array of art which is sold in local galleries and through private sales. Many artists have galleries in their homes. Check out their websites or the Purple Banner Guide for open hours, as some studios are only open by appointment.

Roy Peters – Known for his imaginative, impressionistic, landscapes, using bold images and colours. He paints in acrylics on all sizes of canvas. 943 Chamberline Rd.

Jim’s Wooden Creations – Jim Harding uses chainsaws, grinders and rotary tools to create over 300 carvings of bears, eagles, herons, fish and figures. 979 Keith Rd. off Cemetery Rd.

Daffadowndilly Gallery – In a heritage building overlooking Gibsons Harbour, Daffadowndilly Gallery showcases original works by over 100 local artists and artisans. Paintings, prints, art cards, wood carvings, knitted fashions, Raku, jewelry, folk art souvenires, BODYSENSE and much more. 426 Marine Drive, Gibsons Landing

Gibsons Public Art Gallery – Providing a venue for exhibitions, presentations, education and workshops relating to the arts throughout the year. 431 Marine Drive., Gibsons Landing.

The Blackberry Shop – Showcasing over 60 local artisans. Products from soaps to syrup, jam to jewelry. 303 – 287 Gower Point Rd.

La Petite Souris Chocolate – Boutique chocolate studio – handmade confections, chocolate bars featuring exclusively BC organic fruits and nuts, butter toffee. 626 Shaw Rd.

WOW – Spacious gallery featuring the work of local artists, as well as beautiful artisan jewelery, pottery, soaps, teas, musical instruments and gifts. 900 Sunshine Coast Hwy, in Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons

Susan Furze Studio is a bright open space filled with colour and light. Susan has been creating her unique stained glass professionally on the coast since 1995. Her style includes both abstract and representational, functional and decorative pieces using many glass disciplines – mosaic, fused, enamelled and laminated.  1888 West Reed Road, Roberts Creek.

Creek Clayworks – Elaine Futterman & Mike Allegretti. Salt glazed and Functional Pottery designed tobe used & enjoyed. Custom dinnerware and one-of-a-kind pieces. 1738 Lockyer Rd. Roberts Creek.

goldmossGoldmoss Gallery & Artists Studio ~ Bon and Lee Roberts ~ Contemporary paintings, large scale sculptures and limited edition prints in a 2000 sq.ft. luminous gallery including fellow showcased artists and surrounding permaculture gardens. 2840 Lower Road, Roberts Creek

Eco-Freako – Planet friendly passions and awesome artists. Over 20 Coast artist & artisans – paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry, leatherwork, glassworks, art cards & prints. 1055 Roberts Creek Rd., Roberts Creek.

Mustard Seed Clay Creations – Spirited Ceramics – Studio & showroom feature functional and sculptural pottery, teapots, sinks & fountains. 3394 Kraus Rd. Roberts Creek.