The Sunshine Coast is home to artists of all kinds, from potters and painters to spinners and weavers. We are very proud of our large and dynamic arts community. For a great day's outing, grab a copy of the Purple Banner brochure (available at the Visitor Centre) and take a self-guided tour of artists studios and galleries on the Coast.
A few of the many artists on the coast are featured below. For more information about the arts on the Sunshine Coast, visit the Coast Cultural Alliance web site.
Creek ClayworksElaine Futterman and Mike Allegretti create pottery that is meant to be used and enjoyed. The pieces are either slab built or thrown then glazed in a variety of contemporary colours. Custom dinnerware as well as one-of-a-kind pieces from their new salt kiln are specialities of Creek Clayworks.
Fibre Works Studio and Gallery
Enjoy the unique and exciting experience of a gallery located in a yurt, where you can view explorations in texture and colour by a variety of local and international fibre artists. You can also visit the working studio of fibre artist, Yvonne Stowell, while she weaves, spins, dyes and knits handspun yarns and exotic fibres. Or you can attend workshops in yurts, led by artists from around the world, where you will experience the creative energy of working in a circular space.
A previous student of Emily Carr College of Art and Design and the Studio Art program of Capilano College, Gigi Hoeller is a professional finger painter. Painting in vibrant colours, her subject matter varies from images of the Sunshine Coast and British Columbia, architectural street scenes, and detailed flower images that have been issued as postage stamps.