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.


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

The Green Bough Studio & Gallery


Shopping Artist Yellow Flag Arts & Culture Gifts


Spring, new growth, new life! Happening now at The Green Bough Studio & Gallery, the Faeries and Bees have landed with Resident Arctic Owl, Genoa surging on the updrafts celebrating her garden friends. Open by appointment year round, just call - 250 247-7255 Open most weeks May - Oct  T, F, S from noon to 4. The Green Bough Gallery will be closed May 27,28 and June 4. Updates posted to FB The Green Bough Page and Chamber’s Visitor Centre in Gabriola Village. New works being introduced into the Joy Olsen Milagros (Miracles) Memorial Art Garden and Green Bough Gallery are ongoing. We are excited and busy here! Our Studio/Gallery follows the BC Health COVID directives current at the time We welcome your visit!


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