march 28 - april 7, 2024


Welcome to the 14th annual Isle of the Arts Festival!

March 28 to April 7, 2024

IoTA is a unique opportunity to gather to make, share, learn, and be adventurous. With pottery, paint, textiles, drawing, poetry, singing, printing and everything in between, there is always a little something on offer for everyone.

We are thrilled to announce that proposals are now being accepted for your arts, culture and new this year culinary arts workshops and events. The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2023.

If you have any questions please email Naomi at

Check back soon for the announcement of this year’s workshop and event schedule. 

Submit a Workshop Proposal

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! GAC pays $75 per workshop hour and covers the cost of materials, venue, admin, marketing, and more. The deadline for proposals is 5pm on December 10th.  


friday, apr 1 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$60 | Ages 16+ – Create and learn all about fused glass. On day one you will construct…

friday, apr 1 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$60 | Ages 16+ – Create and learn all about fused glass. On day one you will construct…

saturday, apr 2 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

$35 | All Ages – Get introduced to your guitar! This includes the different parts of your…

monday, apr 4 | 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

$75 | Age 13+ – This workshop introduces you to the process and possibilities that screen…


sample event

thursday, mar 31

$25 – doors 7pm, event 7:30pm

This is just an example. Reading and Reconciliation: One Book One Community With author of Five Little Indians Michelle Good, and host, Honorary Witness Shelagh Rogers Book clubs promote a love of literature in a positive and nurturing environment bringing…

sample event

thursday, mar 31

$15 – doors 6pm, event 6:30pm

This is just an example. An evening presentation featuring Ardyth Cooper, Judith Plant, and Laura Busheikin. Take part in conversations and life stories that enrich our understanding of identities, experiences, and the society we live in. Ardyth Cooper will be sharing…

sample event

sunday, apr 10

$50 for the day

This is just an example. Grantwriting Made Simple(r); Cultural Appropriation from an Indigenous Perspective; Art of Alignment: Body Awareness for Artists; Photograph Your Artwork (for non-photographers); How to Build A Strong Brand Awareness On…

get involved

Do you love the arts? Do you want to be a part of keeping Gabriola Island the vibrant creative community that it is? 

Join our volunteer team and connect with artists, writers, performers and arts lovers in your community! The positions are fun and can be low commitment.

inclusivity fund

We strive to make all of our events accessible to as many people as possible. We’ve set up a pay-it-forward program to help people who may not be able to afford our regular ticket prices.

If finances are an obstacle, please apply.

this program is made possible by:

British Columbia Community Gaming Grants