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Welcome to the Salt Spring Island Painters Guild


The Painters Guild is a society promoting artistic expression and creativity on Salt Spring Island.  We provide art classes for painting and drawing, and activities for our members to collaborate in developing their skills techniques.


We share our art with our community through exhibitions and displays at several venues each year.

The only prerequisite to join us is a desire to draw and paint.  All levels are welcome.

Our annual membership fee is $30.  


Weekly Workshops

Life Drawing / Portraiture

Urban Sketching

Plein Air Painting


Major Annual Show

ArtSpring Lobby Shows

Country Grocer Cafe

Lady Minto Hospital


Annual Membership

* Memberships are for an annual term that begins from the date of purchase.  A notification will be sent twenty days in advance of the following year’s renewal reminding members to renew at that time.


Student Scholarship

Each year we award a scholarship of $1000 to a GISS graduating student to further their studies in art.  The 2023 recipient is Lila Manz.


To quote Lila: “I would love nothing more than to continue creating wacky and beautiful art inspired by the absurdity of life.” 



Check out our line up of learning opportunities!

Our Sponsors
- Discounts available for our members

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