July 27 - 31, 2017
Metchosin and East Sooke are located in a beautiful coastal area of Vancouver Island near Victoria, BC. Many artists and artisans have chosen to live and work here, finding inspiration amidst the rolling landscape and lush rain forests near the sea. The Stinking Fish Studio Tour features the best of fine art and fine craft on the southern island, surrounded by its natural beauty.
Come explore one of the richest "art trails" on the island - meet the artists, see their work and take some home with you! Admission is free. All are welcome. Artworks are for sale.
All Stinking Fish artists are juried by peer professionals to assure the highest quality in fine art and fine craft.
In the 1840's, when explorer James Douglas asked the First Nations people of this region what they called the area now known as Metchosin, they answered S-met-sho-sun, which literally means "stinking fish". These artists have adopted this evocative and historic name for our annual juried studio tours.