The Bowen Island Arts Council operates the Gallery @ Artisan Square, produces a series of literary and musical performances, organizes the Bowen Art Walk, Studio Tours and local BC Cultural Crawl, offers an array of programs and art instruction, circulates a weekly Arts & Cultural Events update and sponsors a diversity of activities and events.
View the directory of the myriad artists who call Bowen Island home.
The Bowen Island Arts Council Invites You to Take a Self-guided
Bowen Art (& Nature) Walk
Head up our main street — Government Road. Take a peek inside the Public Library to view what they’ve got hanging on their walls.
Veer right at Cardena Rd and say hello to the friendly folks at the Visitor Centre. Don’t miss the Mini-Gallery and gift shop full of local art and other treasures.
Head into the woods and Crippen Park and wander through the Memorial Gardens. Take the fern-lined path that leads you back to Government Road and the crosswalk.
Head to the other side of the street, down the lane to the Historic Cottages in the Heritage Orchard. Read about Bowen’s colourful past. Wander onto the lawns around the cottages. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet a local artist hard at work.
Head up the main drag to the crossroads at Miller Road. Check out the Museum & Archives.
Take the path parallel to the main road, heading up towards the Community School on the right and its many public art displays.
Cross the road and take the path up to Artisan Square. Expect a stunning view, great food and refreshments, displays of diverse artworks, and lovely galleries, boutiques and other shops.