David Botten Renaissance Award Night & Concert

David Botten Rennaisance Award and Celebration, Gabriola Island

You’re invited! Celebrate the life and creative legacy of David Botten. Enjoy an evening of music and celebration with community. It is also David’s birthday, so we will sing to him, where ever he might be, we know he’ll be listening. Wednesday, September 6th we will be announcing the recipient of the 3rd and final […]

David Botten Renaissance Award nominations are now closed

The Botten Family, in conjunction with the Gabriola Arts Council, has created an award in David’s name from the generous donations received in the Spring of 2021 at his funeral. The David Botten Renaissance Award. The award honours a Gabriola artist who embodies the same passion for the arts that David did and shares them […]

Videography Camp for Kids – on Gabriola Island August 2023

Colorful poster advertising GAC Media Summer Kids Camp Ages 8-12 on Gabriola Island, August 8-11, 2023

It is summer kids camp time! Our GAC Media program is opening up registration for kids ages 8-12 for a four day camp about videography, (August 8-11). Participants learn the basics of how a video goes together, who does what, script writing, how to be a director, what is editing, and all rolled into the […]

Gabriola’s own Cultivate Festival starts this weekend

Cultivate Festival Gabriola Island (photo of performers, including Paul Gelman, Frazey Ford, Tina Jones and Voodoo Dave)

We are ready. We are set. Let’s go! Cultivate Performing and Arts Festival begins on Saturday, July 1st through Sunday, July 9th and there are a lot of excited ticket holders ready to enjoy nine days of arts and culture. The Gabriola Arts Council is proud to present a festival that reflects the essence of Gabriola. This […]

KGT Presents: Arts & Education – Learn Classical Chinese Painting

The Kasahara Gabriola Trust is pleased to present two workshops, taught by artist in residence Dan Xu. Dan Xu will guide you through ink and brush techniques. Workshop will take place near Twin Beaches on Gabriola Island. Registration fee is $15 and the class is limited to 10 participants. Please bring a pointy watercolour brush […]

Mindful Creation: Addressing Anxiety through Art

We are pleased to offer this popular program brought to you by the Gabriola Arts Council’s Healing Power of Art program. Are you looking for a way to ease anxiety and develop healthy new habits – while incorporating more art into your everyday? This is it. The Mindful Creation class will meet regularly on 8 […]

Registration for Isle of the Arts Festival is now open

Isle of the Arts Festival Logo

Register Now This year you can also register in person at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. If you plan to pay by cash or cheque, you’ll need to register in-person. More details on in-person registration can be found here.

Applied Theatre Presentation by Artist in Residence, Diane Conrad

Diane Conrad U of Alberta Applied Theatre Research

Join us Sunday October 16th at 11am at the Arts & Heritage Centre to meet GAC’s Kasahara Artist in Residence, Diane Conrad. While on Gabriola, Diane will be writing a book about her Applied Theatre Research; and on Sunday she will offer a free community presentation, sharing stories of how theatre strategies have been used to analyze and explore participants’ experiences and search for solutions to areas of concern.

2022 Thanksgiving Studio Tour – all the details you need to know

Gabriola’s biggest art event of the year is here – the Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola artists will open their studios and their hearts to visitors from far and wide to share their talents and creativity. There is something for everyone on the Tour – from pottery to paintings, jewellery, photography, sculpture, glassblowing, mixed media, leatherwork, […]