GAC is hiring a student for the summer!

The Gabriola Arts Council is looking for a creative, energetic, hardworking student to work with us

Our new Community Arts Assistant will be available to work full-time for the months of July and August, and is interested in music, theatre, festivals, special events, community work, crafts, and more. The tasks will be varied and interesting, and one of the highlights will be working on the new music and theatre festival in mid-August.

You must be a high school student returning to high school in September 2018.

We’re happy to talk about flexible work hours. Salary is $13/hour.

Interested applicants should send a resume with a cover letter to before Thursday, May 3 at 4 pm.

Munu Canoe Family Fundraiser

Fundraiser and Cultural Demonstration

Monday, May 21  |  11 am to 2:30 pm
Gabriola Sands Provincial Park (Twin Beaches)  |  Gabriola Island

Free admission! Everyone Welcome!

Tribal Journeys is an annual event Read more…

Gary Holmes Receives the 2018 ARTY Award

ARTY Award Goes to Snake Island Railroad Frontman

Gary retired from his lifelong work as a trainman a few years ago and took up the guitar more seriously. Shortly after, Gary and his bandmates started performing on the Island, most often at the Skol Pub where this popular Alt Country group keeps the dance floor hopping. Read more…

Isle of the Arts Festival

Registration is open for IOTA 2018.

Click here to go to the IOTA website.

Click here to go directly to the workshop and event registration page.

Click here if finances are a barrier and you would like to request some support.

Click here if you would like to nominate someone for the 2018 ARTY Award.

Click here if you would like to donate to the Inclusion Campaign.

Happy making and creating.


GAC 2017 — Celebrating 20 Years!

Here’s a look at 2017 in photos. Thank you to Bill Pope for the images, and to all of our members and supporters for being part of GAC’s work in the community.

More to come in 2018 — and beyond!


Update: the proposed bylaw changes were passed, and the new directors were elected as proposed. Welcome to the GAC Board, Dirk, Mary Ann, and Frank!

Planning to attend the GAC AGM on Tuesday, February 27th? Here are some documents you’ll want to read in advance.

First, we are proposing a set of changes to our bylaws. Click here to review the document that outlines and explains the proposed changes and provides a rationale for each change.

Click here for the slate of members who are running to fill the three available director positions on the board.

Click here to read the minutes from last year’s AGM.

Tuesday, February 27 @ 6 pm at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre | 476 South Road

Artist in Residence 2018

The Haven/Gabriola Arts Council Artist in Residence for 2018 has been selected.

The Haven and The Gabriola Arts Council are pleased to announce that Ayala Reznik has been chosen as the Haven/Gabriola Arts Council Artist in Residence in 2018. Ayala is a Toronto-based sculptor and multi-media artist whose recent work has explored representation of the female body, Read more…