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
For more events and to see what’s happening while you’re here, check out our Gabriola Events website.
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.
Artist Yellow Flag Arts & Culture Gifts Shopping
Art, I believe is spiritual in nature. It gives voice
to my soul, it is healing and therapeutic.
Creative process, enthused by the endless beauty of nature - her flawlessness, yet imperfection - reminds
me of my own journey, Forever developing and unpredictable, yet also miraculous.
I feel a deep emotional connection with flowers; they are my infinite source of inspiration standing as a metaphor for how I feel about life and people.
I paint them to tell stories, evoke memories,
bring joy and to please the senses of the viewer.