Arts on Gabriola

The Island of Creative Expression

With one of the highest number of artists per capita in Canada and many art-centred events, Gabriola has earned its moniker, ‘Isle of the Arts’.

Whether you’re the creator, admirer, or participant, enjoy the island’s rich cultural landscape year-round.

Gabriola Art Festivals

Art, Music & Theatre Festivals

Gabriola Arts Council and other community organizations host lots of events throughout the year, ensuring plenty of opportunities to get creatively engaged.  Below are some of our annual festivals.

For more events and to see what’s happening while you’re here, check out our Gabriola Events website.

Gabriola Museum

The Gabriola Museum is run by the Gabriola Historical Society and is the place to discover island stories.

The Museum is located on South Road, a comfortable (1.2 km) walk or a short drive up the hill from the ferry dock at Descanso Bay. It is open from May to December.

Visit their website for hours, events and exhibits.

Gabriola Museum
Gabriola Artist Studios

Yellow Flag Art Studios

If the yellow roadside flag is flying, the artist’s studio is open!

The yellow flag program is a Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce initiative.  See where inspiration and creativity come alive in makers’ spaces.


Arts & Culture

The island fosters creativity for all, making it an essential part of life on Gabriola!

Our artists, creators, makers and cultural centres are busy year round and would love to share their passion with you.

Arts on Gabriola

Connect-Balance-Thrive Wellness


Health & Wellness Artist Yellow Flag


Connect-Balance-Thrive Wellness Art and Wellness ART: One-of-a-kind creations – funky Dances with Scarves/DWS and Blessing Dolls. Unique, handmade energy-infused fibre art with a flare in colour, texture and creativity! Seasonal Roadside Kiosk/Studio - just ring the doorbell! WELLNESS: Gift yourself a unique rest and relaxation experience! Numerous options available to support your health and wellbeing. Individual or group bookings accepted for in-person or online sessions: Forest Setting Rest and Restore Sound Experience Healing Touch and Sound Therapy Energy Sessions Mindful Forest and Garden Sacred Space for quiet reflection Heart Labyrinth for walking meditation Check Facebook @ConnectBalanceThrive for details and photos. ( I am a fully Certified Practitioner in both Healing Touch and Sound Therapy and offer various types of sessions in my beautiful garden and forest areas (as well as online options).


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