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.

View our Yellow Flag Artists

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

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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.

The index code for this business corresponds with our visitor map to help you locate unique Island experiences.
Pick yours up FREE at our Visitor Centre.


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