Isle of the Arts Festival Registration Starts March 2nd!

Time to get artsy with these 50 incredible workshops over 10 days, each one crafted to bring out your artist within! Readings and writing workshops from award-winning authors, hands-on workshops by professional artists and artisans, movie screenings, a night market, music, parties and so much more! You’ve seen what these artists can do—now learn how they do it! Workshops are for the young, the old, the beginners, the veterans and everyone in between: opening minds to new ways of thinking and working and living in our beautiful world, on our beautiful island. Make Canadian Craft Year 2015 one to celebrate and remember!

This Festival embodies the Gabriola Arts Council’s mission to ACTIVATE, ENHANCE and INSPIRE our community’s cultural vitality through collaboration, leadership and service. Come learn, share, experiment and invigorate the Isle of the Arts!


• You must register in advance for all workshops and events. Registration opens on March 2, 2015.
• In-person registration is available at the Women’s Institute Hall from 10 am to 4 pm, Mondays to Thursdays.
• Online registration will be available from March 2 to March 31.
• Workshops have limited space—spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and a waiting list will be kept for any workshops that are full. Register early—don’t be disappointed!
• Note: unless indicated, registration fee includes all materials costs.
• Check back regularly for updates and additions to this festival!

Download a pdf version of the brochure here:

Isle of the Arts Fest Brochure

** Please note these changes and updates to the printed brochure:

  • Michael Kusuagak’s workshop is Friday, April 3rd from 1:30-3:30pm (not 1:30-5:30)
  • Sharon Kallis’ Friday workshop is Friday April 3rd from 2-5pm (not 1-4pm)
  • Raspberry’s Reincarnation is Thursday, April 9th (not 19th)


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