Helen Stewart holds up a pair of her books – A Garden’s Echo and Creation Through Colour – in her Tudor Avenue garden. Stewart’s home at 2875 Tudor Ave. will be one of the stops on the Hills to Shore Artists Tour May 12 and 13. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Saanich artists swing open doors to studios

Hills to Shore Artists Tour will visit 17 studios over Mother’s Day weekend

A host of Cadboro Bay and area artists will be throwing open their doors and inviting the public to see the results of their creativity.

The Hills to Shore Artists Tour will visit 17 studios in Cadboro Bay, Gordon Head and Mount Tolmie May 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

“It’s just a way to see people’s studios, and in my case my garden. It’s a variety of painting and jewelry and sculpture and all kinds of different things,” said Helen Stewart, who is inviting the public to her 10 Mile Point home at 2875 Tudor Ave.

“I live in a beautiful, old heritage house. I have a one-acre garden that’s so beautiful. At my house they get to see the garden and the inside of my house.”

Stewart is a printmaker who writes and illustrates books, and will also feature Jennifer Miller and her jewelry at her home, with painters, sculptors and photographers located at homes only steps away. She said the tour makes for a nice little outing.

“A lot of these places you can walk from one to another. It’s kind of a community event. It’s a way for artists to be part of a community and do something together, and a way for the community to get to know the artists [in the neighbourhood].”

Stewart has taken part in the tour every year since its inception about a dozen years ago and says it’s common to see families taking out mom as part of a Mother’s Day weekend.

“It’s a nice little day out,” she said, adding the tour is loaded with great gift ideas for mom.

Maps of the participating studios in the free self-guided tour are available at Pepper’s, Heart Pharmacy, Smugglers Cove, along with participating studios and shops throughout Cadboro Bay Village, as well as online at hillstoshoreartists.ca.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

editor@saanichnews.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre to host a trio of acts

Aaron Pritchett, Alex Cuba and Valdy will each play four shows

Pacific Opera takes music to the streets

Artists travel around Capital Region District this summer for live performences

SKAMpede goes live in July

Beloved annual event returns with changes, pre-registration online

Victoria Flamenco Festival goes virtual for 2020 event

The show will go online from July 23 to 26

Campbell River teen produces quarantine musical

Ryver Santos Cegnar performed for friends and family over Facebook

Nanaimo Art Gallery summer camp moves programming online due to COVID-19

Teenage artists have until the end of next week to apply to Dazzle Camouflage

Symphony pop-up concerts coming to central Vancouver Island

Only 40 tickets available for each Vancouver Island Symphony private backyard show

Courtenay theatre gets support for livestream ‘hybrid’ shows this year

Island Coastal Economic Trust funds help Sid Williams Theatre with infrastructure, training

Virtual film industry career fair offers chance to talk with the experts

Experts in 11 different departments, three film union representative will be in attendance

Victoria Classic Boat Festival cancelled due to safety concerns

Organizers say Inner Harbour doesn’t provide enough space for physical distancing

Infringing festival finds a way to dance during pandemic

Nanaimo’s Crimson Coast Dance Society holding drive-in, micro and physically distanced events

Coastal scenes at the forefront for July shows at Victoria galleries

From sculpture to landscape paintings, summer art is about nature

Most Read