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Gallery Hours

Tuesday 10AM - 5PM
Wednesday 10AM - 5PM
Thursday 10AM - 9PM
Friday 10AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 10AM - 5PM
Sunday 12PM - 5PM
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Family Sundays


Dec 17 2-4pm | Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey | Inspired by Picturing the Giants: The Changing Landscapes of Emily Carr

We are honoured to welcome special guest Margriet Ruurs and the book Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey, which features the artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr. Meet Margriet in the Emily Carr Gallery and hear about how this book was created in a collaboration between the author on Salt Spring Island and artist in Syria. Enjoy readings from the book and a range of cool art activities inspired by it. To top things off, check out an Emily Carr inspired photo booth in the mansion!

Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey will be available for purchase in our Gallery shop and on Dec 17 all proceeds will be donated to a Syrian refugee family coming to Salt Spring in late summer.

*Thereafter, the book will still be available for sale in the Gallery Shop and much of the proceeds will continue to benefit refugee causes.

Enjoy a fun-filled family afternoon of exploring hands-on art-making and ideas connected to current exhibitions and programming! Join us for cool activities for all ages which take place throughout the Gallery, including the gardens in warmer months. This recurring program often features special guests like storytellers, artists, performers or musicians – every third Sunday of the month (Oct – June from 2 – 4pm)!

Program is included with admission *OR* purchase a family membership for only $75 and receive unlimited Gallery admission, Family Sundays, and discounts! Alternatively, you can enjoy this event with your: Library Family Access Pass, Warm Welcome Pass for Newcomers and/or discounted admission with your membership to one of many partner organizations (RBCM and VAG for example.)