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 […]

Call for Board Members

Call for board members 2024

The Gabriola Arts Council is recruiting committed, connected, and dynamic individuals to join our Board of Directors. Board members provide strategic leadership and direction in service to Gabriola Arts Council’s mission.  They approve and oversee the strategic plan, assure financial health, provide fundraising leadership, enhance the organization’s public image and serve as ambassadors for the organization.

Reading and Reconciliation: One Book One Community

We look forward to the Reading and Reconciliation: One Book One Community Event on March 30th, part of the Isle of the Arts Festival hosted by Katherine Palmer Gordon. The book chosen for this year is Unbroken by award-winning Gitxsan journalist Angela Sterritt. The books are available for purchase when you buy tickets online, or at […]

Welcome Chelsea and Tsatassaya

The Gabriola Arts Council board of directors is thrilled to announce that we have added two new members to our team – Chelsea Rushton – as Program Manager and Tsatassaya White as Program Consultant/advisor for the Breaking Bannock program. Chelsea Rushton Chelsea is an artist, arts educator, and community builder who delights in holding space […]

a season of change for the Gabriola Arts Council

A message from the Gabriola Arts Council Board of Directors We have been blessed since mid March 2020 to have Carol Fergusson at our helm as Executive Director but at the end of this month Carol will be moving on to other opportunities.  Carol started as GAC’s Executive Director on March 16; a week later […]

2023 Thanksgiving Studio Tour – all the details you need to know

Rob Robinson Studio metal art as part of Studio Tour on Gabriola Island

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, metalwork […]

4×4 May Long Art Show – launches Studio Tour Brochure

The May 2-4 weekend is coming! It is actually May 19-22nd, but Canadians call it May 2-4. Which brings the first camping/cabin trip of the year, 4x4ing, 2-4 cases of beer/soda, marshmallows, sunburns, and probably a mosquito or two. It is the first long weekend of summer, not actually summer, as we know June can […]

Cultivate 2023: Find Your Rhythm

The Isle of the Arts Festival has wrapped up for 2023 and all attention is on the next big event for the Gabriola Arts Council – the Cultivate Festival. Taking place at multiple venues on Gabriola Island between July 1-9th, we have a great variety of Performing Arts and arts presentations for you to choose […]

Highlights and moments from the Isle of the Arts Festival

The 2023 Isle of the Arts Festival has come to a close and what an amazing time. We’ve put together a short slideshow of almost all the workshops with photos taken by Bill Pope. You’ll also a hear a song when it plays and that song was written by community with the help of Nathan […]