Gabriola Arts Council 2023 Annual General Meeting

(updated 15-4-2024) You’re invited to GAC’s AGM! Mark your calendars for 5:00 pm on Wednesday April 17, 2024 and join GAC for our annual general meeting.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to by end of day April 16 2024 with your intent to attend so that we can decide at that time whether we are over capacity and […]

Announcing Isle of the Arts Events and Workshops

The Isle of the Arts Festival, organized by the Gabriola Arts Council, promises a vibrant and diverse array of workshops, performances, and events, showcasing the artistic spirit of the community. With just a month left until the festival kicks off, attendees can start planning their schedules with the help of the comprehensive brochures.

Breaking Bannock – Building Bridges

Breaking Bannock February 13th event on Gabriola Island

On February 13 2024 the Gabriola Arts Council will introduce the first in a series of events to add action to the framework of land acknowledgement. Topics of discussion will include strengthening relationships, creating respectful allyships, increasing understanding, and amplifying Indigenous voices.

Getting into Painting – workshop

Kate Bang, artist on Gabriola Island

Kate Bang, artist in residence, is hosting a workshop that introduces painting using acrylic and oil to beginners. This workshop will go through preparing surfaces, warnings during painting, painting mediums, painting techniques, colour and shading. The workshop will also demonstrate how to build your own canvases. Note: this workshop will not be working on own paintings or canvases.

Last Call to Kiss the Ground – an art show by Artist in Residence Mathilde Rohr

a person sits crouched down in a field of foxgloves, wearing a tall mask made of woven grass and wearing sunglasses. This is an art piece created by multi discliplinary artist Mathilde Rohr

This weekend, Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist in Residence Mathilde Rohr presents a hybrid multi-channel video installation that opens doors to an auto-fictional ecosystem where gleaned material, organic matter, and recorded gestures converse all together. November 25-26, 2023  |  Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pmGabriola Arts & Heritage Centre – 476 South Road Gabriola Island, BC About the video […]

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 […]

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 […]