GAC Art Puzzle Challenge

The Gabriola Arts Council in conjunction with the Gabriola Chamber of Commerce is excited to support LOVE LOCAL in the province wide Shop Local campaign by the BC Chamber. Through Chamber funding we are showing our support to local artists with an ART PUZZLE CHALLENGE.

What is an art puzzle challenge? Well, check out the PUZZLE CARD in the March 2nd Sounder and you’ll see there are six detail shots of artwork by local artists that you have to search out their titles by visiting theartsongabriola.ca. Below that is a wordsearch with 30 GAC and art related words. The clues are listed below. You can also download the puzzle card here to print and maybe while you’re here sign up for a membership! Membership is the key to receiving the infamous GAC Newsletter. A seriously arty adventure every two weeks, highlighting members, artists, community members, news, happenings and more. You’re really missing out if you aren’t reading the newsletter.

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Gabriola Live tickets available now!

WE ARE BACK TO PERFORMING AND HAVE ADDED NEW SHOWS!

The shows are booked and the time has arrived to celebrate performing artists on Gabriola Island with an initiative called Gabriola Live brought to you by the Gabriola Arts Council.

Protocols must be followed for all venues and vaccine passports are required. You can purchase your tickets on our website and the links are provided below or just go to the GABRIOLA LIVE tab on the navigation bar. To purchase tickets choose your show on the ticket page, choose the number of tickets, go to the bottom of the list and press “Get Tickets”.

Here’s what we have lined up for you:

Nathan Sobko & Tangled Roots: Feb 27th @ 2pm, Skol, by donation | Nathan Sobko is a singer songwriter who captures life with insight and humour. Tangled Roots (acoustic & slide guitars, banjo and bass), up-beat, eclectic repertoire of blues, folk, Celtic, and jug-band tunes. 

RED: Mar 5th @ 7pm, Community Hall, $20 | Award winning play about abstract painter Rothko featuring Ray Appel and Tom Radcliffe, directed by Frank Moher.

Pastiche: Mar 6th @ 2pm, Christ Church, $20 |The Littlest Chamber Orchestra of Gabriola. Classical music from Andrew Clayden (trombone), Patricia Armstrong (violin), Deborah Vitek (oboe).

You can get ALL tickets HERE!

Sound of Her Voice & Stetson Road: Mar 11th @ 7pm, Community Hall, $20 | Linda Ronstadt & the Eagles performed by a full rocking band led by Michael Carey & Yolanda King. Stetson Road is a solo country act performing catchy originals

Carry On Art Affair: Mar 12th @ 6:30pm, Community Hall, $25 | The Gabriola Art Council’s annual arty fundraiser featuring live music, comedy, theatre, live auction, silent auction, food, beverages, MC Honey LaRue and the amazing works of art by local artists relating back to the theme of the show “Carry On”, in the form of bags!

Road Poets w/Brian Green: Mar 18th @ 7pm, Community Hall, $20 | Lyrically driven danceable rock band that sounds like Neil Young meets the Black Keys. Singer songwriter Brian Green performs songs of struggle and hope.

You can get ALL tickets HERE!

Sheila Norgate Live: Mar 19th @ 7pm, Phoenix Auditorium, $20 | A new one woman performance piece “She/Her/Mrs. Hokum: Good Breeding Waits for No Pandemic”.

Purple Kush’n: Mar 25th @ 7pm, Community Hall, $20 | 11 piece funk band with a horn section. You will be dancing in your seat and tapping your feet.

Bob Bossin’s Delayed Birthday 75+1: Mar 26th @ 7pm, Community Hall, $20 | A musical birthday party with old friends. Bob Bossin is a Canadian folk singer, writer and activist, who co-founded the Stringband.

You can get ALL tickets HERE!

And one mystery performance for which we are solidifying the details!

We would like to acknowledge the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage for the generous funding which made this series possible.

For more information, artist photos, videos, and links go to gabriolalive.ca

PAST SHOWS:

The Kerplunks: Oct 29th @ 1pm, Gabriola Elementary School (outdoors)

Doghouse Blues Revue: Oct 30th @ 7pm, The Skol Pub

Gabriola Laughs: Nov 13th @ 7pm, The Surf Lodge

A Cowboy Affair: Nov 20th @ 7pm, Gabriola Community Hall

Jazz Cafe: Dec 10th @ 7pm, the Phoenix Auditorium

Corbin Keep: Dec 11th @ 7pm, the Phoenix Auditorium

John Capon Trio: Dec 12th @ 2pm, the Phoenix Auditorium

Pierre Schryer with guests Dagger Harbour: Dec 17th @ 7pm, the Phoenix Auditorium

Paul Gellman and Friends, a Night of Mostly Canadian Music: Dec 18th @ 7pm, the Phoenix

Women & Song: Dec 19th @ 2pm, the Phoenix Auditorium

Anthelia: Feb 6th @ 2pm, live stream

Annual General Meeting

Cultivate 2022 is accepting applications!

June 30th – July 3rd brings Cultivate 2022. Two days of theatre, two days of music, all wrapped up in amazing art, food, libations, and good times in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

If you would like to apply as a musician, a theatre group (or individual), an artist, a vendor, a food vendor or a volunteer, then check out the Cultivate website and fill out an application. We’d love to hear from you. Applications close February 28th with the volunteer application closing June 1st.

Together we cultivate the arts.