Tammy & Jim with Arty

Arty Award 2015

Time is running out! Nominate a worthy candidate for the ARTY Award today! The deadline is March 30! Find all of the details here.


GAC Presents: Grim & Fischer by the Wonderheads!

“Grim and Fischer is utter magic.” – CBC

One-act play | Devised and Performed by the Wonderheads
Sponsored by Carol Martin of Coast Realty Group

Wednesday, March 25 | Reception 6:30pm, Show 7:00pm, Q&A 8:00 | Ages 10+ | Tickets $20, $10 for ages under 17, at the door | Community Hall | 2200 South Road | More info: or 250.247.7409

The Grim Reaper meets his match in Mrs. Fischer, a stubborn senior whose will to live is a force to be reckoned with. Equal parts hilarious and touching, this award winning physical comedy by mask imagineers the WONDERHEADS is the story of a tenacious granny who comes face to face with the Grim Reaper himself and must put up the fight of her life to escape his definitive grip.

Grim and Fischer is performed in full-face mask, a form so magical you will forget your age and marvel in childlike delight. Wordless and whimsical, it has been described by audiences as watching a living cartoon, or live-action Pixar. Read more…

Medicine TJ Dawe

GAC Presents: Medicine by TJ Dawe!

A deeply honest and generous—not to mention smart and entertaining—piece of theatre … Dawe is a skilled performer … More than once, his openheartedness brought tears to my eyes.”
-Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

One-act play | Written and Performed by the TJ Dawe

Saturday, April 25 | Reception 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm, Q&A 9:00 | Ages 14+ | Tickets $20 online below and $10 for ages under 17, at North Road Sports or at the door | Community Hall | 2200 South Road | More info: or 250.247.7409

Fringe Festival legend TJ Dawe shares his funny, at times heartbreaking and enlightening experience with Gabor Maté, the Amazonian psychotropic plant medicine ayahuasca, Read more…

Newly painted office (waiting for desktop and cupboards), in the late afternoon sun.

What’s Happening at the Hall?

March 22 update:

The kitchen is almost complete, the office is underway, and plans are in the works for cleaning up the big room. The electrical system Read more…


Isle of the Arts Registration Now Open!

Check out the website, workshop and event details, and registration form here.


Isle of the Arts Festival Registration Starts March 2nd!

Time to get artsy with these 50 incredible workshops over 10 days, each one crafted to bring out your artist within! Readings and writing workshops from award-winning authors, hands-on workshops by professional artists and artisans, movie screenings, a night market, music, parties and so much more! You’ve seen what these artists can do—now learn how they do it! Workshops are for the young, the old, the beginners, the veterans and everyone in between: opening minds to new ways of thinking and working and living in our beautiful world, on our beautiful island. Make Canadian Craft Year 2015 one to celebrate and remember!

This Festival embodies the Gabriola Arts Council’s mission to ACTIVATE, ENHANCE and INSPIRE our community’s cultural vitality through collaboration, leadership and service. Come learn, share, experiment and invigorate the Isle of the Arts!


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Kafka and Sons

GAC Presents: Kafka and Son

One-act play | Adapted by Mark Cassidy and Alon Nashman | Performed by Alon Nashman | Directed by Mark Cassidy

Order tickets online here.

Kafka and Son is pure, unadulterated, surreal goodness.” VueWeekly, Canada ★★★★★

Thursday, February 19 | Reception 7pm, Show 7:30pm, Q&A 8:30 | Ages 14+ | Tickets $20 online, at North Road Sports or at the door | Cash bar | The Haven Phoenix Auditorium | 240 Davis Road | More info: or 250.247.7409

At the age of 36 Franz Kafka was still living at home, a petty bureaucrat, a failed artist, Read more…