Isle of the Arts Festival

Healing Power of Art

Reconciliation: A Commitment

Gabriola Arts Council is committed to promoting a deeper understanding of our true history, and supporting the path to a new relationship between Indigenous and settler peoples. Read more…

Thanksgiving Studio Tour Survey

Artist on the Tour? Visitor to Gabriola who participated in the Tour? Gabriola resident who visited some studios on Tour weekend? PLEASE let us know what you thought. We love feedback!

CLICK HERE for the link to the short, simple survey.

Thank you!

GAC Studio Tour ART Raffle

Win One of Two Fabulous Baskets of Art!

Each basket is valued at more than $600. Tickets: $5 or 5 tickets for $20

Purchase your tickets at the Tour Opening Party on Thursday evening at Tour Central (the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre) or at Tour Central Read more…

Common Ground

An Arts-Based Support Group for Those Living with or Recovering from Cancer or Other Life-Challenging Illnesses

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

Are you suffering from cancer or the after-effects of treatment? Read more…

22nd Annual Thanksgiving Artists Studio Tour

Leaves are on the ground. The days are shorter. Artists are busy in their studios, finalizing a selection of new! interesting! amazing! beautiful! necessary! artwork.

Pick up your brochure today—or download it from the website (CLICK HERE!)—and start planning your route around the Island. You’ll have to be especially strategic this year—there are more studios and more artists than ever before. Need help making your decisions? Stop by TOUR CENTRAL at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre—that’s 476 South Road, beside the Post Office—and see an example of work from almost every artist on the Tour.

Speaking of Tour Central (CLICK HERE and scroll down for details) … don’t forget the Tour Launch Party on Thursday, October 4. Artists and art-lovers will be gathered to celebrate the work that’s been done, and the fun that’s ahead over the next few days of art-touring. Come on out to take in the exhibit, and congratulate artists on the work they’ve completed. It’s the perfect way to begin the Thanksgiving weekend.

Hey Tour Artists! Don’t forget— FREE hand massages for you at the Launch Party!

CLICK on the map below to see a full-size Tour map, or to download one for easy reference.

Cultivating Raffle Winners!

Did you purchase a ticket — or an arm’s length of tickets! — for the Cultivate raffle? Here’s the information you’ve been waiting for.

If you’re a winner, contact GAC via email to arrange a time to collect your prize.

The winning numbers for each prize are: Read more…

Jack Pine Cabin

Look here to follow the progress on the Jack Pine Cabin construction project.