Purple Banner Tour: Art Studios & Galleries
The Sunshine Coast is full of natural beauty, and it's no wonder the Coast is home to such a thriving artistic community when there is so much inspiration around us.
You can explore the many art galleries and studios on the Sunshine Coast via the self-guided Purple Banner Tour. The tour can be done at any time of year, all you need to do is look for the flying purple banner flags—which signify that the arts are at work. The banners are hung by local artists and often mean that their studios and galleries are open to visitors. Artists representing a wide variety of disciplines are part of the Purple Banner Tour, so you'll have a chance to view (and possibly purchase) everything from paintings and photographs to pottery and fibre art. Be on the lookout for the perfect piece of art to take home with you as a souvenir!
Stop by one of our Visitor Centres to pick up a Purple Banner Tour brochure (and refer to the information there to see if anywhere you plan on visiting requires an appointment), or visit CoastCulture.com for more information, including a downloadable version of the map.