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Call for Workshop Proposals – Isle of the Arts Festival 2022

We are now accepting arts+culture workshop and event proposals for the annual Isle of the Arts Festival, produced by the Gabriola Arts Council. From pottery to chalk to herbs to drawing to singing to woodworking and to everything in between. If you have a skill or event you’d be interested in sharing on Gabriola Island as part of this fun and fabulous 10 days arts festival, let us know!

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Carry On Art Affair

We’re having an OBJECT SHOW as part of a fundraiser for GAC on January 29th, 2022 with entertainment, food, and good times. It is called the Carry On Art Affair. We have been through unprecedented times, so let’s look forward and carry on into 2022. We are inviting ALL artists who would like to participate. You don’t need to be on the Tour, you don’t need to be on the TAOG website, you just need to be a member and love making art!

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Gabriola Live tickets available now!


The shows are booked and the time has arrived to celebrate performing artists on Gabriola Island with an initiative called Gabriola Live brought to you by the Gabriola Arts Council.

Protocols must be followed for all venues and vaccine passports are required. You can purchase your tickets on our website and the links are provided below or just go to the GABRIOLA LIVE tab on the navigation bar. To purchase tickets choose your show on the ticket page, choose the number of tickets, go to the bottom of the list and press “Get Tickets”.

Here’s what we have lined up for you:

Three nights at the Phoenix you won’t want to miss, as we roll from jazz, to cello, to an amazing trio with a guest violinist. A myriad of musical arrangements by Gabriola virtuosos.

Jazz Cafe: Dec 10th @ 7pm, the Phoenix Auditorium, $20

Roger warmly entertains you with his amusing, exciting or moving life transformations in stories and songs. (From being a kid singer on Broadway to roles like arts impresario, alternative health centre executive, to owning Raspberry s Jazz Cafe on Gabriola island.) Happily joined by Jen Hiltz, a talented treat as vocalist, the remarkable and eclectic Marty Steele as arranger/ keyboard player, and with Gabriola s superbly fine sax player, Brian McMahon.

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Corbin Keep: Dec 11th @ 7pm, the Phoenix Auditorium, $20

Cellistic interpretations and arrangements of works by Gabriola artists. Corbin is a genuine entertainer and his concert will be full of fun surprises, not to mention some fine cello playing.

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John Capon Trio: Dec 12th @ 2pm, the Phoenix Auditorium, $20

John Capon on trombone, vocals; Brad Shipley on guitar, vocals; and Brian McMahon on upright bass, vocals. The trio is delighted to have Patricia Armstrong join them on violin for a special afternoon of swing, jazz, and classical music.

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Our second trio of concerts at the Phoenix Auditorium is sure to beat those winter blues and fill your heart and mind with incredible music over three magical nights. Treat a friend and experience the talent that graces our tiny island.

Pierre Schryer with guests Dagger Harbour: Dec 17th @ 7pm, the Phoenix Auditorium, $25

Pierre Schryer is a leading Canadian traditional fiddler. He captivates an audience with his energy and genuine warmth. Pierre will be joined by guitarist Andy Hillhouse. Dagger Harbour will open the show. Dagger Harbour has a harp (Mars Kurek), and a banjo (Emily Carson-Apstein), and the harmonies you need. 

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Paul Gellman and Friends, a Night of Mostly Canadian Music: Dec 18th @ 7pm, the Phoenix, $20

Featuring four artists: Jake Galbraith, Sandy Lucken, NEAVV and Paul Gellman, with Brad Shipley, Brian McMahon and Phil Frisson.

This evening showcases great Canadian music, with some of the finest Gabriola musicians! Paul and NEAVV will sing some originals and all the artists will feature Canadian songs from Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Joni Mitchell, Stan Rogers and more! There will be a wide variety of great voices, instruments, styles and entertainment!

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Women & Song: Dec 19th @ 2pm, the Phoenix Auditorium, $20

Carolyn Bell (piano, composer and singer) joins Sarah Osborne (guitar, song writer, and singer for the Magic Buttons) and Neavv (guitar, alternative synth pop singer and songwriter) to trade songs and tell stories. A powerful afternoon of collaboration, music and stories!

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Leap in the Dark: Dec 21 @ 5-8 pm, Outside at the Commons Timber Frame – A sacred solstice ceremony, performance and dance.
Leap in the dark – A sacred solstice ceremony, performance and dance
Gather around the Solstice Hearth and journey through a ritual of
shadow and light with contemporary dance prayerformance and silent
disco dance for all. Warm soup and Hot elixirs will be served in the
candle lit Timber Frame Solstice lodge.
5pm Social Solstice soup
6pm Opening dance Prayerformance and community ritual
6:30-8pm Silent Disco community dance .
Covered open air tent areas with propane hearths and seats will be
provided for the audience. Cozy up by bringing your own blankets and
wearing toasty layers. We will expand out under the stars and dance
our collective dreams around the large solstice bonfire (weather
permitting – or dance under the timber frame and tents) welcoming in
the winter season together.
$20 ticket reserves dance headset, seat for show and Hot soup and
Elixirs for all

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Sheila Norgate Live: Jan 8th @ 7pm, Phoenix Auditorium, $20

A new one woman performance piece “She/Her/Mrs. Hokum: Good Breeding Waits for No Pandemic”

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The Littlest Chamber Orchestra of Gabriola: Jan 9th @ 2pm, Christ Church, $20

Pastiche Classical music from Andrew Clayden (trombone), Patricia Armstrong (violin), Deborah Vitek (oboe).

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The Kerplunks: Oct 29th @ 1pm, Gabriola Elementary School (outdoors)

Doghouse Blues Revue: Oct 30th @ 7pm, The Skol Pub

Gabriola Laughs: Nov 13th @ 7pm, The Surf Lodge

A Cowboy Affair: Nov 20th @ 7pm, Gabriola Community Hall

New Show this Weekend!