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Registration for the 2018 Thanksgiving Studio Tour is now open!

2017 was another great year for Gabriola artists on our annual Studio Tour. We hope you’ll be a part in 2018.

Early Bird Deadline: 5pm, Dec 1, 2017

Final Deadline: 5pm, Jan 12, 2018

You can register online by clicking here. You can also download a form to print and drop off at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre.

Please get in touch with Mitch at with any questions.

Artist in Residence 2018

It’s time!  We’ve launched the submission process for the 2018 Gabriola Island Artist in Residence Program, an exciting partnership between the Haven and the Gabriola Arts Council. The residency, which takes place over four weeks in April 2018, is open to artists under the age of 30 working in any and all artistic disciplines. Please help us spread the word and encourage young artists from around the world to apply to this exciting and valuable program. Click here to link to the application details and process.

Image: 2017 Artist in Residence Talia Peckel

Membership Drive!

Renew or become a NEW member today! Your membership will be active to the end of December 2018. Click here to read about member benefits. Click here to go directly to the membership registration page. Click here to read about all the ways GAC contributes to the Gabriola community and makes people happy!

GAC Gives Back!

Who Is GAC?

The Gabriola Arts Council is a community arts council that provides arts and cultural services to the Gabriola community for more than 20 years. We organize three big cultural festivals each year (Isle of the Arts Festival, Gabriola Theatre Festival, Thanksgiving Studio Tour).

We also run a Healing Power of Art program that provides art therapy programming at no charge to community members. This program has had positive, life-changing difference in the lives of many Gabriolans.

Our Vision is Read more…

Gabriola Arts Council Announces New Program Director

Mitch Miyagawa has been hired as the new Program Director for the Gabriola Arts Council.

Mitch has been producing large-scale community and arts events for 20 years. Among his accomplishments in the arts sector, Mitch founded and produced a Fringe-style theatre festival in Whitehorse; produced a series of arts-based multiculturalism events; and is a nationally-recognized writer, playwright, and filmmaker. He has run his own film production company, and worked as a producer, sound technician, and volunteer in the performing arts. He was Program Director Read more…


Indigenous Resurgence & Radical Imagination



Embodying Indigenous Resurgence
In order to realize true freedom from colonization, as both Indigenous and Settler peoples, we must reject the idea of “reconciliation,” move beyond acts of resistance, and Read more…

Street Art+Fair Registration: Gabriola Theatre Festival

Registration for the Gabriola Theatre Festival’s Street Art and Street Fair starts Friday June 16th at 10am. We’d love to have you join us!

Street Art and Street Fair will take place on Lockinvar Lane which will be closed to traffic during the daytime of the 19th and 20th of August. Read more…