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 […]

Registration for Isle of the Arts Festival is now open

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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.

2023 Arty Award Nominations are LIVE!

Gabriola Arts Council ARTY Award The Gabriola Arts Council’s ARTY Award is given to a Gabriola resident, group or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to arts and culture on Gabriola Island in the previous year. WHO is eligible: – any full-time resident of Gabriola Island, or a Gabriola-based group, organization or business; – […]

International Women’s Day

The Gabriola Arts Council celebrates giving women what they need to experience equity. Embracing equity means we don’t just talk about it, we don’t just write about it, we EMBRACE it with the goal of creating a more inclusive environment for women to succeed. If you #EmbraceEquity, give yourself a hug. We can challenge gender […]

Isle of the Arts Festival: The Stories We Tell

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Isle of the Arts Festival: The Stories We Tell March 30th – April 9th The Isle of the Arts Festival (IoTA) is back March 30th through April 9th! Bigger and brighter than ever before with a diverse offering of a whopping 37 workshops, 5 dynamic events, a fulsome Professional Development Day with lunch included. This […]

Black History Month: Week Four

In the final instalment for Black History Month, we put the spotlight on ground breaking Black Canadians, who have used their art form or their platform to combat racism and social inequality. We chose four, out of many, who might spark interest to do your own research and learn more about Black Canadians who have […]

Black History Month: Week Three

Maya Angelou was an author, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist. In her 86 years on this earth, she will likely be most remembered for her poems, where her keen insight shines through. She won three Grammy Awards for spoken-word recordings of her poetry and prose […]