The annual Hammond Bay Studio Tour 

 is the first and only open studio tour in Nanaimo!


Over two relaxing days you'll have the opportunity to see a wide range of vivacious 2 and 3 dimensional work while you meet local artists and artisans right in their own studios and enjoy the scenic ocean views along the way.


The 2018 tour has added 3 juried Guest Studios.


Several studios also include select guest artists.

We do this to support our creative colleagues and to ensure you enjoy

a fresh and varied experience each year.


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.


You are invited to fill out an entry 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 to increase your chance of winning!


  • Pick up a brochure with a handy take-along map at the following locations:
  • Serious Coffee (6357 Hammond Bay Rd)
  • Vancouver Island Library - North Nanaimo Branch
  • Iron Oxide Art Supplies - #5 Victoria Road, Downtown Nanaimo


Follow the interactive STUDIO TOUR MAP



Look for our bright signage and arrows as you drive along the route!


RED BALLOONS mark each studio.


Weather permitting, some artists will be creating in garden settings.


Whether you are a Vancouver Island resident or on vacation in Nanaimo and area,

whether you are taking in the tour for the first time, or you are re-visiting this favorite spring event, you're certain to find a smile and warm welcome from all our artists! 


Read more about the Tour at:



 See you on this year's tour!

May 26 & May 27, 10am - 4pm

Enjoy a beverage and get a SNEAK PEEK of the art you'll discover during the 2018 TOUR

Stop into Serious Coffee, 6357 Hammond Bay Rd.   Starting May 7th, 2018!