Salt Spring Island is a melting pot of local artists and artisans, crafts people, singers and musicians, and is acclaimed as One of the best small art towns in Canada.

Salt Spring boasts very well known artists such as Robert Bateman, and musicians such as Valdy, Randy Bachman, Donnie McDougall, Dave Lettinga and Bill Henderson. Talented artists in almost every discipline will be found here potters, sculptors, woodworkers, metalworkers, basket makers, glassworkers of every description and weavers.

Just some of our arts attractions:

Salt Spring Island Studio Tour

Take a self-guided tour of 37 diverse and fascinating artists studios located throughout beautiful Salt Spring Island. Meet the individual artists and perhaps take home some special treasures.

The roadside studio signs guide you to each individual studio. Maps can be obtained at Quarrystone House upon check-in. Officially open May through to October; but a quick phone call ahead and they will open their doors!

The Saturday Market

Canada’s best loved outdoor arts, crafts, and farmers market.

Every Saturday, rain or shine, April to October, 8:30am to 3:30pm in Centennial Park at the heart of Ganges.

Internationally acclaimed arts and crafts, all locally produced on Canada’s Island of the Arts. For potters, jewelers, fiber artists, woodworkers, and other creative people who have made a name for themselves. Find farmstead cheese, garlic, smoked salmon, music and for free festive fun!!!

The market is made up of local artists, farmers and food vendors who have all made it, baked it or grown it themselves. This simple policy requirement is the essence of the market. Visitors are treated to local food, music and crafts, stemming from Salt Spring’s unique brand of island ingenuity.


Performing arts center and gallery. Offers local theatre, live entertainment, festivals, concerts. If you would like to know more about upcoming performances, or would like to book tickets, please contact them by any of the following methods. artspring@Salt or phone at 250-537-2125.

The Cinema

First-run movies year round in a unique little cinema with a full concession. For show times and movie information call 537- 4656. Located at Central Hall.

Live Music

At The Local Pub every Friday night, Oystercatcher and Treehouse Restaurant, among others.

The Gallery Walk

Enjoy the diverse and beautiful galleries. Featuring art and craft from regional artists and around the world. Unique work created for your pleasure by talented artisans.

Most galleries are open daily and some are open late Friday evenings during the summer. A tour map may be obtained at Quarrystone House upon check-in.

For more listings of arts and artisans visit Salt Spring Pages