Gabriola Artists Studio Tour

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Jeff Molloy: “Make A Bigger Table”

Join Jeff’s family, friends, and community for a celebration of his life on Wednesday, October 19 at the Gabriola Community Hall. Click here for details.

Jeff Molloy—inspired artist, devoted husband and family man, committed and beloved friend and community member—died on August 3rd, 2016 after a courageous, hard-fought battle with cancer. 

[Click here to read messages and to see the list of generous donors.]

Jeff played a significant role in the growth and development of the Gabriola Arts Council. He served as a Director for six years, and in the past two years he took the lead on the building project. Jeff had a no-nonsense approach to board leadership, often cutting through distractions and noise to deal with board and organizational issues head-on, and always with curiousity, respect, wisdom, and humour.

Two phrases expressed Jeff’s philosophy and approach to Arts Council business. Read more…


Job Posting: 20th Anniversary Events Coordinator

Under the supervision of GAC’s Events Manager, the 20th Anniversary Events Coordinator will coordinate and collaborate with a variety of community groups and individuals to organize “A Year of Arts & Culture” in celebration of the Gabriola Arts Council’s 20th anniversary. Read more…


Remembering Jeff

(L to R) Project Supervisor Guy Mireau, Derek Mourao, Tim Van Wieren, and Goerdie MacGregor. Photo by Nick Halpin.

GAC’s New Building & Renovation Team

The Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre was buzzing yesterday as our new Building & Renovation Team got to work. Geordie MacGregor, Derek Mourao, and Tim Van Wieren, along with Project Supervisor Guy Mireau, Read more…


Gertie Gets Arty and Goes on Tour!

Don’t want to drive on Studio Tour weekend? Want to share the Tour experience with a group of friends and neighbours? Want to cut down on carbon emissions? Take Gertie on Tour!

Gertie has made a random selection of artists’ studios — 6 per each day, on Saturday and Sunday — and for $25 you can hop on Gertie Read more…


Common Ground

An Arts-Based Support Group for Those Living with a Life-Challenging Illness

“… a unique way to express our thoughts, feelings, and insights with others with similar challenges.” — previous participant

Have you been diagnosed with a chronic, life-threatening, or long-term illness? 

Are you recovering from cancer treatment or other challenging medical interventions? Read more…


The Rogue Turkey Show!


Saturday, October 8th | 7:00pm | Gabriola Island Community Hall

A Gabriola Arts Council/Lulu Performing Arts Society Co-production

Join us for an evening of musical thanksgiving and fun in the spirit of the rogue turkeys that roam our island home. In a co-production extravaganza, the Gabriola Arts Council and Lulu Performing Arts have pulled together a (free) range of musicians. Some are well known and loved, others Read more…