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2022/2023 Purple Banner Tour

Year Round Tour of Artists’ Studios

Look for the flying PURPLE BANNERS all along the Sunshine Coast from Langdale to Powell River. Wherever you see a PURPLE BANNER, the arts are at work. In many cases, but not always, the banner is an invitation to drop in. Please refer to the specific listing to determine whether an appointment is required. See 2022/2023 Brochure. Renewed each year in May.

Download the poster here.

This year we are trying something new, we are organizing 5 launch parties to celebrate the release of the new and larger Purple Banner Tour Guide. We would love you to join us at one or all the following locations with your best Purple on.

We will be handing out the new brochures with quiz ballots tucked inside to go into a draw for great prizes from our Purple Banner artists and the host breweries and cideries themselves with a grand prize of a Tour for 4 with Sunshine Coast Art Tours in their beautiful bus.

There will be lots of fun and easy activities on site for kids of all ages including a large paint by number canvas from ‘Paintillio’ from artwork by Jan Poynter. There will be an artist demo on each site and paper for colouring, drawing and making art.

It is a fun time to mingle, get to know your local art community and take home the new Purple Banner Studio and Gallery Tour Guide. Take a few and share them with friends or your place of business. They are a great resource to use for exploring the hidden treasures on the Sunshine Coast.

Dates and Locations:

Friday, May 27  (4-6pm)Banditry Cidery, Gibsons
Demo Artist: Jan Poynter
Saturday, May 28  (12-2pm)Tapworks, Gibsons
Demo Artist: Marleen Vermeulen
Sunday, May 29  (1-3pm)Brickers Cider, Sechelt
Demo Artist: Kandice Keith & Pia Sillem
Sunday, May 29  (4-6pm)Batch 44 Brewery & Kitchen, Sechelt
Demo Artist: Hiroshi Shimazaki
Saturday, June 4  (12:30-2:30pm)Townsite Brewing, Powell River 
Demo Artist: Evelyn Kirkaldy
Pick up your new Purple Banner art map / attend our launch parties

Rachel Dempster of RE/MAX City Realty

for their donations for prizes at the Launch. Please see the list below:

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