artworks
artworkstours@telus.net
604-886-1250
toll free 1-877-886-1250

Your tour guide Cindy Buis Artworks provides unique
Art Tours and Cultural Gateway to the Sunshine Coast. Whether planning a day trip or overnight excursion I will personally guide you. Your group can relax in good hands as we visit Artists Studios, Art Galleries and Museums. I customize the itinerary to your groups area of interest, book delicious lunches, as well as offer local commentary of our scenic area.
Get out of the traffic and come to 'the coast'
for a personally guided tour including:
traffic jam ~ Walking Tour of Gibsons Landing - 1 hour
~ Eclectic Arts Tour - 3 or 6 hours
~ Pottery Studio Tour - 3 hours
~ Native & Wildlife Art Tour - 3 hours
~ The Wonders of Wood Tour - 3 or 6 hours
~ Art in the Garden Tour - 3 or 6 hours
~ Explore Scenic Pender Harbour Arts Tour - 5 hours

gibsons harbour
The Sunshine Coast is just a forty-five minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay and one hour from Downtown Vancouver, yet visitors feel as if they are hundreds of miles away as they step into this beautiful, natural landscape. Over 1000 visual & performance artists have chosen this haven to work and thrive. The Sunshine Coast is a Mecca of Artists; painters, printmakers, potters, sculptors, fabric artists, woodworkers, and more. Many Galleries & Shops offer diverse selections & displays of high caliber local artists. Studio tours include visits to artists home-based studios where demonstrations will be given to show how works of art are created.

Artworks is committed to raising the profile of numerous high caliber local Artists by bringing visitors to the Sunshine Coast for leisure learning Arts & Cultural Excursions. Much of the artwork is for sale and many treasures are yet to be discovered. Besides the Guided Art tours we offer art workshops and a full range of custom picture framing - ask for details.



Guided Walking Tour of Gibsons Landing - 1 hour
Discover award winning Gibsons with historic Gibsons Landing's restored waterfront, restored heritage harbour and surrounding sights. The best way to explore is on foot, with time to browse and take in the leisurely local atmosphere. Your guide provides interesting local lore and shows you all the hidden highlights in historic Gibsons Landing, including galleries, viewpoints, and more.
~ The Cost is $15.00 p.p. for Adults or $10.00 p.p. for Seniors and Youth.



bradley hunt Sunshine Coast Eclectic Tour - 6 Hours
Get to know three major Sunshine Coast Communities, each with its unique local atmosphere. Gibsons Landing is home to artists and crafters inspired by the town's mountain to ocean scenery... Roberts Creek - which bills itself as the Heart of the Gumboot Nation - has an appealing funkiness that attracts all kinds of creative people... Sechelt offers picturesque seaside charm, and home of the annual festival of the Written Arts each August.. You'll tour studios and galleries with lunch (included) en route.
~ The Cost of a 6 hour tour is $95.00 p.p. for Adults - Lunch is included
~ The Cost of a 3 hour tour is $50.00 p.p for Adults

jack ploesser pottery
Pottery Studio Tour - 3 Hours
Venture off the beaten track to the hidden studios of several well known Sunshine Coast Potters. Watch artist at work as they create high quality functional and decorative clayworks. If you like pottery, don't miss this opportunity to meet the artists, ask questions, and select special keepsake purchases.
~ The Cost of a 3 hour tour is $50.00 p.p for Adults
a totem in sechelt

Native & Wildlife Art Tour - 3 Hours
Share in the Shishalh (Sechelt) First Nation's rich culture at the house of Hewhiwus Museum, Tsain-Ko Native Art Gallery, and a Salish Woodcarver's Studio. You'll also visit the studio of a popular local wildlife artist. Itinerary includes Sechelt and Gibsons.
~ The Cost of a 3 hour tour is $75.00 p.p for Adults


The Wonders of Wood Tour - 6 Hours
bradfordSince pioneer days, the forest industry has been a big part of life on the Sunshine Coast; with logging, dry land sorts, booming grounds, lumber and shake mills, and Howe Sound Pulp & Paper (1909 to date) the oldest operating pulp mill on the West Coast. Local artists and crafters use native woods to create value added furniture, driftwood sculptures, hand-turned bowls and more. You'll tour the large and small of the Coast's wood based industries at state-of-the-art Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Mill, and studios and galleries in Gibsons Landing. Lunch is included en route.
~ The Cost of a 6 hour tour is $95.00 p.p. for Adults - Lunch is included en route.
~ The Cost of a 3 hour tour is $50.00 p.p for Adults


Art in the Garden Tour - 3 or 6 Hours
Take in the newly aquired site of the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden also visit interesting and established home gardens. Get a chance to meet Gardeners in various Sunshine Coast Communities many are Zone 8 with interesting micro-climates, each with its unique plants - some indigious some exotic. You'll tour gardens with art features and galleries with outdoor garden art available for you to incorporate into your own garden.
~ The Cost of a 6 hour tour is $ 100.00 p.p. for Adults - Lunch included en route.
~ The Cost of a 3 hour tour is $ 55.00 p.p for Adults


         



Explore Scenic Pender Harbour - 5 Hours
Pender Harbour is a world unto itself. Its secluded waters and miles of back roads make for an inspired community of artists and crafters. You'll travel by passenger ferry and have lunch in the harbour area (included), learn about British Columbia's coastal history, and meet local artists at the annex. Tour includes woodcarving demonstration and ceramic studio tour.
~ The Cost of a 5 hour tour is $95.00 p.p. for Adults - Lunch is included


TESTIMONIAL
Dear Cindy,
This letter is in appreciation for the wonderful Sunshine Coast Studio Tours "Artworks" has organized for the Seycove Community Centre Seniors and Youth. We have gone on 3 tours now over the past 2 years and have thoroughly enjoyed the wide variety of artwork, interesting demonstrations, excellent restaurants, friendly tour guide, and overall high quality of the tour.

I would highly recommend your tours and feel they would be well received by all ages including seniors and school groups. The tours have been well run, and the "welcoming" feeling that we received by local businesses, artists, and restaurant staff can be attributed to the networking that you have done to coordinate these tours. The tours are also really popular and we usually have wait lists and get requests to run another one right after we have just completed a tour.

Thanks again. We will see you on another tour next Spring!

.......... Leana Wood, Community Programs Coordinator, Seymour Community Services Society


Meet Your Tour Guide - Cindy Buis
cindy Cindy's formal art training began at the Alberta College of Art, then she transferred to Halifax to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 1982 from the Nova Scotia College of Art Design.

Born and raised in British Columbia, Cindy came to visit the Sunshine Coast in 1984 and moved here a week later. She opened ShowPiece Frames, which quickly evolved into Show Piece Gallery, exhibiting and promoting many local artists.

Over and above being a retail store owner/operator, Cindy also works hard to organize various group exhibitions and displays, hosted art videos and developed art gallery and studio tours.

After 13 years as a retailer, In 1997 Cindy decided to close her retail shop while continuing to do art promotions from the flexibility of a home-based business. In 2005 she opened Artworks Tours & Framing - currently located year round at 441 Marine Drive - Lane Entrance Gibsons Landing, B.C. She is able to assist people with custom picture framing or to find that perfect art treasure, happy to custom design an art studio and gallery tour or will organize art workshops for 4-10 participants. Just ask and Cindy will assist with your request.
Contact Info
For more information please call Cindy Buis at
ARTWORKS TOURS & FRAMING
Box 237, Gibsons Landing BC V0N 1V0
phone or fax: 604-886-1250 or toll free 1-877-886-1250


and remember you can email me below

artworkstours@telus.net