march 30 - april 9, 2023


About IoTA

For over 13 years, the Isle of The Arts Festival has brought artists and community together on Gabriola. It started as a series of workshops known as ArtStart, and has evolved into a cherished annual event offering a diverse mix of arts programming and events.


thank you

The 2023 Isle of the Arts Festival was an amazing 10 days filled with thoughtful conversations and delightful creativity. 

Thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and the GAC and IOTA team who made this festival possible. We couldn’t do this without you.

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