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2021/2022 Self-GUIDEd Arts Tour of Galleries, Private Studios & Shops

Join as Artist or Gallery Purple Banner

Purple Banners wave from the sides of the road as part of a self-guided arts tour. The Map Guide is a chance for the public to discover galleries, private studios and shops that offer original creations from local artists throughout the year.  

The Purple Banner Studio & Gallery Guide printed brochure goes on the shelves annually in May/June. We print and broadly distribute 20,000 copies which are racked on BC Ferries and the downtown Tourism Vancouver Visitors Centre and many other locations on and off coast.

Criteria to be in the Purple Banner Guide Regular Listings

APPLICATIONS open FOR 2021-2022

Deadline: 2021/2022 applications closed

Fee: $120.00 (after March 31st a late fee of $20 will be charged)

We want to meet our visitors’ expectations by setting a policy requiring that 70% of the product within the studio or gallery be created by local artists or artisans. A call ahead symbol on the listing is available for those not open regular hours.

 ‘Art on the Side’ Listing

Fee: $120.00 (after March 31st a late fee of $20 will be charged)

This is a separate category, not in the regular listings, for retail outlets supporting the arts. E.g. a gallery in a local restaurant, gift/décor outlets, art supply store etc. (Image, text and price same as regular listing and listed on a separate panel next to the map.)

Regular and Art on the Side Listing details:
  • Text for the printed brochure must be ONLY 260 CHARACTERSThis includes: name, description, address, phone, web address AND spaces.
  • Images for the printed guide must be 1” wide x .78” high at 300 dpi as .jpg or pdf

Festival Event Display ads—space is limited

Fee: $190.00 (after March 31st a late fee of $20 will be charged)

Display ads for Annual Festivals on the Sunshine Coast
Size3.5″ wide x 0.964” high at 300 dpi as .jpg or pdf

Other Advertising Available in Brochure

For extra exposure, we offer limited ‘display advertising’ spots:
Full panel: $1,400 | ½ panel: $725 | ¼ panel: $360 | 3.5” x .964: $190 (this is the same size as the festival display ads)

Please contact us by email for more information. 

Purple Banner Flags and poles (optional)

For CURRENT Purple Banner participants only.

If you are not in the current year Purple Banner Guide, please remove your flag.

If your flag is ragged and/or looking faded, please replace it!

  • $55 for flag and hardware
  • $45 for flag only

Deadline for 2021-2022 Purple Banner Studio & Gallery Guide is march 31, 2021 – (a few spaces still available)

If you were in the 2020-2021 Purple Banner Guide

Simply re-new your membership and listing by logging in to your account here to pay the fees. Make any changes to your text on your log in page (at the bottom ‘Bio for Purple Banner Printed Brochure’) or send with any image changes by email to

New to the Purple Banner Guide and currently a member?

Login to your member account and visit the “Add Tours” tab on the My Account page. From there you can add Purple Banner to your online shopping cart, then check out and pay. From there you can ‘Select Options‘ to purchase the Purple Banner Flag.

Once you have registered and paid you can upload up to 10 images directly to your profile page on the website. Images can be updated or changed at any time.

Not a Member Yet? and want to join the Purple Banner Guide

Go to My Account and sign up then follow the prompts to ‘Add Tours’. From there you can ‘Select Options‘ to purchase the Purple Banner Flag.

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