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.
Art, Music & Theatre Festivals
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.
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.
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Health & Wellness Artist Yellow Flag
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ART: Here you'll find one-of-a-kind creations including funky Dances with Scarves/DWS, Blessing Dolls and more! This unique, handmade energy-infused fibre art with a flare in colour, texture and creativity can be viewed in a seasonal outdoor kiosk.
WELLNESS: Unique rest and relaxation experiences await for individuals or groups (in-person or online). Gayla Meredith is a Certified Practitioner of Healing Touch and Sound Therapy. She offers a seasonal Rest and Restore Sound Experience within a beautiful forest setting and other therapeutic energy sessions aligned with individual needs. Gayla's Forest, Garden and Heart Labyrinth also offer sacred spaces for quiet reflection, journaling and/or walking meditations.
Open daily for drop-in labyrinth walking 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily. Text for short-notice inquires for art viewing or session bookings. Front yard sign offers further contact details. Seasonal weekend sound experience drop-in session will be posted on Facebook and a roadside sign will also list details.
Book individual or group sound experiences, or check weekend in-person drop-in offerings. Gift certificates are also available.