GAC Events


Gabriola Theatre Festival

Every August

The  Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival features fantastic and professional theatre productions, as well as Street Art, the live music, Kids Corner, and so much more.

Information coming soon for 2015’s Festival!


Thanksgiving Studio Tour

October and year round!

Mark your calendar for Gabriola Island’s Thanksgiving Studio Tour and Festival!

Gabriola Island — the “Isle of the Arts” — has the sixth highest concentrations of artists in Canada (Hill Strategies Report, 2011). And while every day is a celebration of art on this lush and lively island, on Thanksgiving weekend the festivities reach dizzying heights. Read more…

Art Therapy poster

Healing Power of the Arts

The Gabriola Arts Council is offering another six-week arts-based support program for those who are living with or recovering from cancer. This program offers a safe space to share experiences and support one another, develop tools for self-help and self-empowerment and for reducing anxiety, stress and isolation, and having fun with creative expression. Art Therapists Liz McKnight, DVATI, M.Ed. and Jaki Deer, DIP. Cat, MA will be facilitating. There is no charge for this program, which is funded in part through a generous bequest from Kitty J. Heller. Read more…


Isle of the Arts Festival

The  Isle of the Arts Festival features a fantastic series of workshops, presentations, events and discussions on all things artistic, with a focus on Gabriola’s cultural heritage and a program of events guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.  Another successful festival enjoyed by so many people!