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.


The 2018 tour has added 3 juried Guest Studios


Several studios host select guest artists


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!



 Follow the interactive STUDIO TOUR MAP


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


RED BALLOONS 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 Tour at:



 See you on this year's tour!

May 26 & May 27, 10am - 4pm


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


  •   Serious Coffee (6357 Hammond Bay Rd)
  •   Vancouver Island Library - North Nanaimo Branch
  •   Iron Oxide Art Supplies - #5 Victoria Road, Downtown Nanaimo


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!