Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce Yellow Flag Program for Artists

The Gabriola Chamber of Commerce / Visitor Centre has set up a program to encourage visitors to Gabriola to visit our Artist Studios year round. After many conversations with the Chamber artist members, the Chamber realized that visitors to the island would prefer to not make appointments or knock on the doors of studios, so we created the Yellow Flag Program.

The program is simple: if the Yellow Flag is flying the Studio is open and welcoming visitors; if the Yellow Flag is not flying the visitor will move on to the next Studio.

The Visitor Centre has created an Art Wall displaying a photo of all Chamber artist members with each artist’s studio information listed on a rack card. The volunteers at the Visitor Centre have been trained on the works of each artist and will be handing out the artist rack cards to our visitors encouraging them to visit the studios.

The Gabriola Chamber’s mission with this project is for the Yellow Flags to become well known within the Gabriola community and  on Vancouver Island, encouraging visitors to attend to studios year round. This project complements the amazing Thanksgiving Studio Tour which has the Chambers full support.

For more information, the Gabriola Chamber invites everyone to stop by the Visitor Centre and check out the Yellow Flag program.

To be part of this program the cost is $234.00 per year. You receive the following:
Your Studio listed at the Visitor Centre as part of the Yellow Flag Program (photo on wall, listing on rack card, yellow flag and listing under the Yellow Flag on the Gabriola Island Website).
Your business listed with photo, contact info, website link and description on the Gabriola Island website  (over 20,000 unique visitors each year and over 60,000 pages visited).
Promotion of any special events you are hosting for your studio on the Gabriola website calendar and Facebook page
A full membership with the Gabriola Chamber of Commerce
Access to Chamber Medical Benefits
Chamber Social Events

A membership with the Gabriola Chamber is an investment in your business and in your community!

For more information please contact:
Lisa Rey
Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre
#6 480 North Road, Madrona Marketplace
Gabriola Island, BC, V0R1X0
Ph: 250-247-9332
Email: giccmanager@shaw.ca
Website: www.gabriolaisland.org

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