New Gabriola Music Fest!

Big News! Plans are underway for a brand new multi-genre Musical Festival for this Labour Day long weekend (September 2-3, 2017)! Produced by the Gabriola Arts Council as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, the Gabriola Music Fest will offer a Main Stage with more than 16 top-notch bands and performers from around the west coast, and including everything from folk to pop, blues to R&B, reggae to Latin, and rock to electronic. After the sun goes down, festival-goers will move into the Roxy Theatre to enjoy late-night, world-class DJs and live performance artists from around the world. Read more…

Join the team!

GAC is looking for a new member for our hard-working renovation team. You must be comfortable with a hammer, and on ladders or scaffolding. This is a full-time, temporary position starting June 26 and running for 11 weeks — until September 8. You must be on EI or EI-eligible, or eligible for EI-Reachback. Interested? Send an email asap to info@artsgabriola with your eligibility confirmation and a resume and/or a summary of your renovation/construction work.

Graham Sheehan: Recipient of the 2017 ARTY Award

The Gabriola Arts Council is pleased to announce that potter Graham Sheehan of Sunstone Pottery is the recipient of the 2017 ARTY Award. Graham has been an active member of the Gabriola community for 40 years, as artist, teacher, musician, Islands Trust trustee, and generous contributor of time, energy, and his beautiful works of pottery to numerous community events and projects. Graham is also Read more…

GAC Board of Directors

The Directors of the Gabriola Arts Council form a hard-working and committed volunteer Board that directs and guides GAC staff, volunteers, and committees. The members present at the Annual General Meeting in February elected the following new Directors to the Board: Read more…

Isle of the Arts Festival Registration

Register online any time, or in person at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre from 10 am to 1 pm, Thursdays to Saturdays. No in-person registration outside of those hours.

CORRECTIONS TO BROCHURE:

Kitchen Arts, Thursday April 13 is $35 (not $50)
Dance…A Jumpin’ and a Jivin’, Sunday April 16 is $10 (not $65)
Ukelele, Sunday April 16 is 2-5pm (not 3-5 pm)
Artists Toolkit, Sunday April 16 (not April 10)

  • You must register in advance for all workshops and events.  In-person and online registration opens on Friday, March 10 at 10 am.
  • Online registration can be paid by credit card or PayPal. In-person registration can be paid by cash, cheque, or credit card.
  • Workshops have limited space—spots are assigned on a first-come,  first-served basis. A waiting list will be kept for workshops that are full. Register early—don’t be disappointed!
  • No refunds or exchanges will be given after March 31.
  • Except where indicated, the registration fees include materials costs.

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Gabriola Music Festival Talent Application

MAINSTAGE APPLICATIONS CLOSED FOR 2017

Exciting news! We’re planning a new Music Festival on beautiful Gabriola Island for Labour Day Long Weekend—September 2-3, 2017. Read more…

2017 ARTY Award

Nominate someone today!

Find the nomination form and award information at this link.