GAC Events


Gabriola Theatre Festival

August 15 to 17, 2014

In 2013, the Fifth Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival featured ten fantastic and professional theatre productions, as well as Street Art, the Outdoor Music Stage, Kids Corner, and so much more.

Information coming soon for 2014’s Festival!


Thanksgiving Studio Tour

October 11 to 13, 2014
and year round!

Mark your calendar for Gabriola Island’s Thanksgiving Studio Tour and Festival!

Gabriola Island — the “Isle of the Arts” — has the sixth highest concentrations of artists in Canada (Hill Strategies Report, 2011). And while every day is a celebration of art on this lush and lively island, on Thanksgiving weekend the festivities reach dizzying heights. Read more…

Art Therapy poster

Healing Power of the Arts

The Gabriola Arts Council is offering another six-week arts-based support program for those who are living with or recovering from cancer. This program offers a safe space to share experiences and support one another, develop tools for self-help and self-empowerment and for reducing anxiety, stress and isolation, and having fun with creative expression. Art Therapists Liz McKnight, DVATI, M.Ed. and Jaki Deer, DIP. Cat, MA will be facilitating. There is no charge for this program, which is funded in part through a generous bequest from Kitty J. Heller. Read more…


Isle of the Arts Festival

 April 17 to 27, 2014

The 2014 Isle of the Arts Festival celebrated BC Arts and Culture Week with a fantastic series of workshops, presentations, lectures and discussions on all things artistic, with a focus on Gabriola’s cultural heritage and a program of events guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.  Another successful festival enjoyed by so many people! We’re already making plans for Isle of the Arts Festival 2015.