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

Pier Gallery Artists Collective


Artist Yellow Flag


Celebrating 12 years of showcasing only Gabriola artist and artisans, Pier Gallery Artists Collective is a bright, appealing and eclectic collection of paintings, blown and stained glass work, jewelry, leatherwork, natural skincare, metal sculpture, fibre art, clothing, fine woodwork, basketry, art cards, photography and ceramics.  Reflecting life on the coast, we are pleased to include some of Gabriola's finest artists in a spectacular location by the docks at Page's Inn on Silva Bay.  Works on display are always changing and the shop is a delight for the senses, so treat yourself to this jewel of a gallery and the idyllic south end of Gabriola.  Easy access for both vehicles and boaters via Page's Resort and Marina, Page's Inn on Silva Bay and Silva Bay Marina.

Open daily May through September 

Open Weekends and Long Weekends September through May

Open by appointment all year long

Visit the Gallery when you drop in to the Sunday Summer Market at Page's Inn on Silva Bay

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