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Route 19A Arts Festival


Craft Intercultural Sculpture & installation Tour Visual arts
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Lighthouse Hall Community Centre (Dashwood to Union Bay, along Route 19A)

240 Lionsway, V9K2EZ

Area H, Nanaimo, Comox Valley, BC

Directions: Please see tour map as many locations have specific directions for entry.



Offered in English, French, German, and Hungarian.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Route 19 A Arts Festival. Is a week long festival of Arts events. The area will cover from Dash Wood to Union Bay on Vancouver island. It will include a weekend studio tour, an art exhibition plus musical concerts on different dates.

The Studio Tours will have demonstrations and participatory events depending on the Artists involvement. All will be open to explore the beauty created by local artists of the area.


Artisan Exhibition Market

35 artists showcasing their work in pottery, painting, photography, textiles, jewellery design and more. Unique, high quality, curated designs and one of a kind items.

Saturday, Sept. 23rd 2023 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lighthouse Community Centre, Qualicum Bay, Vancouver Island

Route 19A Studio Tour

Explore the beauty created by local artists of Lighthouse Country from Dashwood to Union Bay. Private, shared, and group studios showcasing fine artistry, crafts and handmade treasures.

Saturday, Sept. 30th, 2023 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 1st, 2023 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Venders: Route 19A Exhibition/Market is a juried event open to designers, crafters and artists. Each application is carefully reviewed to ensure quality and aesthetics. The Studio Tour is not juried and is open to all artists, artisans and crafters of handmade creations.

Market Shoppers and TOURists: Keep checking the links below to find out more about the artists and studios at both the Exhibition/Market and the Studio Tour. For more information, visit: or email: [email protected]

* Please see tour map as many locations have specific directions for entry.*



Route 19 A Artist Cooperative, Peggy Logan

This is the first year of this volunteer organization, we are a sub committee of the Board of Directors of the Lighthouse hall. Our vision is to create awareness and business for the large number of craftspeople and visual artists who live in this area of Vancouver Island. Year round we show case an Artist demonstrating in the foyer of our hall in conjunction with our monthly pancake breakfast. Considering that it is a well attended event each artist receives the attention of sometimes up to 300 people. These artists are currently part of the group signed up for our fall tour and exhibition.

This event is part of a hub:

Locally Produced

Peggy Logan Deep Bay, BC

All the studio's of this group of artists are part of the Route 19A Ats Festival. They live and create locally.