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Creative Corridor Summer Art Fest Studio Tour

Saturday July 2oth and Sunday July 21st 2024 - 10am to 4pm

Its time for our Summer Art Fest!
Come join us for a creative and culinary adventure! Get your Creative Corridor passport on location for door prizes. We are a multiple venue studio tour leading visitors to Artists and Artisans along “The Creative Corridor” which is located from Art in the Barn Gallery to Moss Cottage Gallery, with a few side trips. We are on the borderlands between Central Saanich and Saanich. Come join us for a fun experience as we celebrate the art and flavours of our area. Food, beauty, and prizes await!

Moss Cottage at Art In The Barn Gallery
Moss Cottage

MOSS COTTAGE STUDIO & GALLERY

Connecting People With Art 

 “Sharing your art enriches my life.  But, more importantly… Sharing your art enriches your life.”  The art we make becomes richer to us by the act of making connections over it.

—Clint Watson, Fine Art Views Founder 

Moss Cottage Studio & Gallery is an owner-operated, artist run, private gallery dedicated to promoting local artists.  It is a beautiful little venue that allows us to keep creating.Our Gallery is open for our Mid Summer Art Celebration and for the first weekend in December for our Winter Celebration Art Show from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm or by appointment.  To make an appointment at any time throughout the year please call Bianca at (250) 213-9363.

We love to create beauty and provide a little sense of the old world to our visitors. Our desire is to connect people with art and foster a deeper appreciation for creativity and creative expression.

WINTER CREEK POTTERY

Winter Creek Pottery, since 1991, is a large working studio where weekly classes and summer workshops take place and students drop in at other times to do their own work.

It is a community of aspiring and established artists (Muriel has been teaching and selling for over 40 years) who love the quiet natural beauty and the companionship of other artists they find here. Above the workshop is the spacious gallery, bright with windows that look into the tree tops. Three of us, at this time, exhibit and sell our work here: Muriel Sibley, Priska Stabel and Gloria Smith.

The little old heritage road, Ross-Durrance, winds through deep hundred-year-old forest and is a special experience of its own.

ART IN THE BARN GALLERY

Two Buildings and 4 Artists. We have 5 well-known local artists displaying quality paintings, pottery, jewelry and photography.  325 linear feet of wall display, over 300 quality art items that create beautiful spaces, and objects triggering an emotion and lift the spirit converted horse barn. The owner operators of the gallery are themselves local artists and they privately curate other local artists and artisans, choosing pieces that will suit our customers, if we don’t have the piece the customer is looking for, we strive to find it through our artist connections.  We help established and emerging artisans to market the art they make. From time to time, we donate auction pieces to good causes like land conservation and animal welfare charities. We use archival materials for our production and LEP (limited edition prints) printing.  The art we sell and promote is manufactured right here on the island. Buying from a local artist is good earth practice. There are no shipping or carbon footprint loads to offset, your money stays in the local community where it cycles around to benefit said community. We have free delivery in the CRD area and minimal fuel cost fees for other locations. We also ship through Canada Post which has offset its own carbon footprint. We strive wherever possible in our building and creating the art and gallery operations to use best earth practices. Art with a conscience. We are open Friday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. For out of regular hours viewing call Gabriel at 778-977-2895. https://www.arttinthebarn.galleryRealistic And Accessible Local Art

Patio Gardens grew from small humble roots into the thriving Garden Centre & Gift Shop it is today. We grow much of what you see ourselves. What makes Patio Gardens special is the friendly staff, unique products, and beautiful location. We have been honored to be called “the happy place” by our customers and want to help you cultivate your very own happy place!

Our Gift Shop is a beautiful and creative space filled with items for both your home and outdoor spaces. From house plants to doormats, pots, wall art, mugs, plant hangers, home decor, and locally-made artsy décor, there is something for everyone! We bring in new and unique items regularly. Stock is changing often, so come in to see what we currently have! We can be your one-stop spot for a gift for that special someone.

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