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GAC Media launches new program

About a year ago GAC made an announcement about an exciting grant from the BC Arts Council to purchase video equipment for a video program. We purchased the equipment and then COVID got in the way of actually initiating the program. We did have a kids video camp in the summer and that was wildly successful, but the adults were left wondering “What about us?”. We are here to tell you…LET’S DO THIS! We have consulted Jules Molloy, the GAC Media Creative Director to oversee a well-rounded program for all levels of videographers. Jules is an award winning, professional videographer, cinematographer, writer, producer, and more! Having access to this kind of expert instruction is such a coup!

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Isle of The Arts Festival 2022

With the sun peeking out and the flowers blooming, we know what that means! It’s time for the Gabriola Arts Council’s annual Isle of the Arts Festival! After a tumultuous two years, we’re now offering a delightfully colourful ten days of in-person workshops and events. From writing to painting, felting to flowers, and herbs to clay, take a moment to delve into something new to brighten up these darker days. And that’s only the beginning! We’re offering four thought-provoking events including our Reading & Reconciliation One Book One Community literary launch featuring Michelle Good of Five Little Indians and Shelagh Rogers (get your tickets early—this one sells out), an evening of thought provoking talks at the Folk U Forum hosted by Folk University, a mini professional development day for artists (worthwhile for all!), and the closing up Arty Party to celebrate the Arty Award winner and a colourful ten days at the Surf!

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Supporting the Red Cross in Ukraine

The Gabriola Arts Council has pledged to divert 20% of all ticket sales for Gabriola Live performances in March 2022 as a donation to the Canadian Red Cross for the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. We are thinking of our global neighbours during this horrific time. We will also be set up for taking additional donations for the Red Cross at each performance.

Thank you for your support. Together we cultivate the arts and together we are stronger.

GAC Art Puzzle Challenge

The Gabriola Arts Council in conjunction with the Gabriola Chamber of Commerce is excited to support LOVE LOCAL in the province wide Shop Local campaign by the BC Chamber. Through Chamber funding we are showing our support to local artists with an ART PUZZLE CHALLENGE.

What is an art puzzle challenge? Well, check out the PUZZLE CARD in the March 2nd Sounder and you’ll see there are six detail shots of artwork by local artists that you have to search out their titles by visiting Below that is a wordsearch with 30 GAC and art related words. The clues are listed below. You can also download the puzzle card here to print and maybe while you’re here sign up for a membership! Membership is the key to receiving the infamous GAC Newsletter. A seriously arty adventure every two weeks, highlighting members, artists, community members, news, happenings and more. You’re really missing out if you aren’t reading the newsletter.

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