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Isle of the Arts Festival postponed

The Gabriola Arts Council has carefully monitored the evolving situation of the COVID-19 virus over the past few days. We have read the recommendations of experts and governments, consulted with the Gabriola Medical Clinic and artists, and searched our hearts in consideration of the potential consequences of moving forward with the Isle of The Arts Festival (IoTA) in time. Read more…

Gabriola Players Win ARTY Award 2019!

The Board of Directors of the Gabriola Arts Council is pleased to announce that Gabriola Players will receive the 2019 ARTY Award


The ARTY AWARD is presented each year to a living person or arts-focussed group that has made a significant contribution in the previous year to the arts on Gabriola Island. Previous winners include artists, performers, administrators, and volunteers. All have done their part to build or support the creative vibe on Gabriola Island.

Here is some of what Gabriola Players’ nomination submissions said:

“Since 2004, Gabriola Players has worked hard to present to the community thought-provoking, topical, comical, and historical plays, from The Vagina Monologues, to Inherit the Wind, and even Shakespeare. Critical praise has been given for the risks they’ve taken by producing readings of The Laramie Project,a play about tolerance and gender equality, and Forget About Tomorrow, about the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease, written by B.C. writer JIll Daum. Many of the productions have featured Canadian playwrights, and in the last few years, Gabriola writers have been creating entertaining and evocative new plays, including this year’s delightful pantomime Pirates of Nursery Rhyme Island by Lesley Hazeldine; Miranda Holmes’ one act play, An Unhelpful Complication was a finalist in Theatre BC’s National Playwriting Competition. Read more…

Intentional Aging

Exploring the Path from Senior to Elder

What does it mean to be an elder? Is it simply a process of growing older or does it require a conscious choice? How do we take our place as elders in community? As elders, what can we offer our community? Read more…

Celebration + Art Exhibit + Art Raffle

Jack Pine Cabin Celebration

You’ve been watching it come together! Now please join us for a celebration to acknowledge the glorious work of the building crew, the generous support from numerous local people and businesses, the completion of the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre development project, and the work of the late Jeff Molloy, who inspired and led so much of this project. Read more…