This summer I have the enviable task of sharing adventures and writing about some of the Sunshine Coast’s many festivals through a partnership with FestivalSeekers. Once I’ve published my story for them, I’ll be posting an accompanying photo collage on Miss604. Follow all of these stories through my Sunshine Coast tag.
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
Over 100 artists, potters, crafter, creators, and skilled artisans belong to the purple banner tour on the Sunshine Coast, from Langdale to Lund. This self-guided studio tour is open year-round — whenever you see a banner displayed — depending on the business hours of the artists. However, if you would like to guarantee your chance to talk to artists, in their studios, and purchase some of their amazing creations, the 2015 Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, happening October 16th to October 18th, is the perfect opportunity.
I had the opportunity to pop into Coast Raven Design Studio in Davis Bay (4668 Sunshine Coast Highway between Gibsons and Sechelt) earlier this summer to chat with owners and artists Artie George and Richard de la Mere about their artwork and studio. The pair are members of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council and Coast Cultural Alliance and they have worked together for the last 35 years.
Richard (left) and Artie (right). Richard began focusing on jewellery about 45 years ago and his impressive career has gained him “Master” status for his craft. He has pieces on display at the Museum of Vancouver. Artie specializes in wood carvings, and I ended up purchasing a small frog to take home and keep me company at my work desk.