Arts on Mayne is the Mayne Island Branch of the Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council. It is an active group that organizes art exhibitions, multi-disciplinary events, and the island's annual Studio Tour. It also supports community arts programming through the disbursement of small grants.
In accordance with the bylaws of the Southern Gulf Island Arts Council, a local board of directors guides operations:
Weekend Shows in the Agricultural Hall ~ Arts on Mayne brings together the island's artists for long-weekend shows in the island's historic Agricultural Hall. These events typically feature a Friday evening reception that can include a selection of local performers, and are open to the public Saturday and Sunday. Our next such event is the Fall Art Gala, Sept 3-5, 2021.
Art in the Library ~ Arts on Mayne has partnered with the Mayne Island Reading Society to present ongoing exhibitions in the Mayne Island Community Library. Exhibition opportunities include themed group shows, solo exhibitions, and collaborations between two or more artists. The library is located at 411 Naylor in Village Bay. These shows are temporarily suspended due to Covid 19 restrictions.
Mayne Community Arts Funding
Funding in the form of small grants is often available from various sources to help support local cultural initiatives. If you have an idea for an event, workshop, or some other activity that will contribute to the cultural vibrancy of Mayne Island, we encourage you to apply. In the past, performances and learning opportunities for all ages in a variety of disciplines have received funding (whole or in part), including Life Drawing sessions, in-school arts programs for children, poetry events, and multi-age arts workshops. We look forward to hearing from you!
Art Studio Tours
Discover the diverse and excellent artistry on Mayne Island and enjoy a chance to peek inside the studios of resident artists and artisans as well as farm stands, galleries and other locations. This year's Fall Studio Tour took place November 12-14, 2021 and hundreds of tour goers braved the terrible weather.
A Spring Studio Tour will be launched for the first time on the Easter long weekend, April 15-17, 2022.
Lorie J Brown
Ann Marie Camilleri
Katherine Cox Stevenson
Jurgen & Judith Engelhardt
Famous Empty Sky
Mary L Griffin
Jerryann Hamilton Haggert
Mayne Island Quilters