The Annual Hammond Bay Studio Tour is the first and only

Open Studio Tour

in Nanaimo!


Over two relaxing days

meet artists and artisans in their neighborhood studios.

Treat your eyes to a wide range of exciting 2 and 3 dimensional creations and enjoy scenic ocean views along the way.


Celebrate the creative spirit

that nurtures artists, art lovers, and art collectors alike.


Chose from among stunning examples of visual expression to

enhance your home, business, office, or as a one of a kind gift

for the special people in your life.


Several studios are hosting

Guest Artists!


You are invited to

fill out an entry form for our annual prize draw

at each studio. The winner will receive a $100 certificate that can be used toward purchasing the work of any tour artist YOU choose! The more studios you visit, the more times you can enter!


Follow the interactive



Look for our

bright signage, and arrows

as you drive along the route!



mark each studio.


Vancouver Island residents or vacationers to Nanaimo and area, first time Tour goers and those re-visiting this favorite spring event are all certain to find a smile and warm welcome from our artists! 


Tour goers are saying:  The Tour exceeded our expectations. The artists were talented and willing to share their stories. The Tour was well marked and easy to find. Views were priceless. So grateful we made the trip from the mainland. - D. Manery


Read more about the Hammond Bay Studio Tour at:



See YOU on this year's Tour!


May 30 & May 31, 2020   from 10am - 4pm


Pick up a brochure with a handy take-along map at:


Serious Coffee - 6357 Hammond Bay Road


Vancouver Island Library - North Nanaimo Branch,

6250 Hammond Bay Road


Iron Oxide Art Supplies - #5 Victoria Road, in downtown Nanaimo


Enjoy a beverage and get a


of the art you'll discover during the 2020 TOUR

Stop into

Serious Coffee, 6357 Hammond Bay Road

Art Display Starts May 7th, 2020!