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

Opal Jewellery Studio


Shopping Arts & Culture Gifts


At Opal Jewellery Studio & Gallery, we are a boutique jewellery store specializing in unique handmade gold and silver pieces. Our story began with a passion for crafting delicate and intricate pieces of jewellery that reflect the beauty of nature. We take inspiration from the opulence of opals and create designs that are as unique and stunning as the gemstone itself.


Our team of experienced artisans makes sure that each piece is crafted with utmost care and attention to detail, making it a true work of art. We take pride in providing our customers with exceptional service and high-quality, one-of-a-kind pieces that they will cherish for a lifetime.

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