Information for Studio Tour Artists

TIMELINE for STUDIO TOUR 2024

October 27 Registration Opens Forms available on this webpage
March 1 Registration Closes Email images to Kip [email protected] 
March 1 Deadline for images (individual artists) https://airtable.com/appTISbNuXrryfJua/shrb5Nfuy40DbRylx
March 1 Deadline for images (multi -artist groups) https://airtable.com/appDJYqKiGPPLZHuH/shr5gloo2uqAhNZob
June 28 Drop off one piece art for the Information Centre exhibit in July.BBQ  5:00 till 6:00 Community Enterprise Centre, Unit 1 5229 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd, Upper TantallonBetween 4:00 & 5:30 pm
June 28 Pick up signs, maps and passports  St. Luke’s United Church, 5374 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd., Upper TantallonBetween 4:00 & 5:30 pm
July 12 to 14 Studio Tour Hours 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
July 16 Signs and passports returned to shed behind St. Luke’s Church  St. Luke’s United Church, 5374 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd., Upper TantallonAnytime between 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

STUDIO TOUR IMAGES:

Our new online format has the added benefit of allowing artists to submit three to five images for their listing. Please submit high resolution jpeg files using the following link:  

Individual Artists: https://airtable.com/appTISbNuXrryfJua/shrb5Nfuy40DbRylx

Gallery or Group: https://airtable.com/appDJYqKiGPPLZHuH/shr5gloo2uqAhNZob

If you have questions, please call Kip at 902-410-5521.

WRITING BIOS

2024 Studio Tour online listings have two fields available in the artist profiles.

  1.  description of the art works 
  2.  biographical information for the artist, group or gallery

Examples of what a description of work and a biography might look like are provided here.   

STUDIO TOUR MAPS: 

Studio Tour Maps are available to any Member who wishes a copy.  Multiple copies will be provided to participating artists when they pick up their Location Signs.  Additional maps are available upon request throughout the remainder of the year, by contacting Mirka (514 968 1757).

STUDIO TOUR SIGNS:

Each studio/gallery location will receive a numbered sign corresponding to their location on the map, in addition to signs that will direct visitors in the case of sites located off major routes. Signs will be available for pick up at St. Luke’s Church, on June 28th, between 4:00 and 5:30 pm.  

A $10 deposit per sign will be collected. Deposits will be refunded in full when signs are returned.

Signs are permitted to be on display ONLY during the Studio Tour, July 12, 13, and 14th.  Artists and galleries open on other days during the Festival are welcome to post their own personal signs advertising welcome to visitors, but are asked NOT to use the Studio Tour signs for this purpose.

Artists are asked to return signs and passports to the shed behind St. Luke’s Church, on July 16th between 1:00 and 3:00 PM.  Anyone unable to return signs at these times must contact Gretchen Amirault (902-826-7690) to make other arrangements.

PASSPORTS:

Print copies of passports will be provided when Location Signs and Studio Tour Maps are collected by participation artists.   Passports may also be printed using this link:  

2024 Studio Tour Passport

Completed passports will be entered into a prize draw for a $500 gift certificate towards the purchase of art works from any of the participating Studio Tour artists or galleries. Artists whose work is chosen by the winner will be paid in full from the Studio Tour budget.

Visitors will be permitted one passport signature per map location (regardless of the number of registered artists showing at the location).

Visitors making an art purchase of $50 (before taxes) or more will also be eligible for the draw. The passport must be signed by a representative where the purchase was made and completed with contact information.

Passports not only encourage people to visit numerous studios and galleries, but once completed, provide valuable information about visitor demographics, studio visits, and purchases made. Please ensure that information is complete and legible.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:

Registration: Kip Harris ([email protected])

Website Profiles, Signs, Maps, Passports: Mirka [email protected]