Gabriola Artists Studio Tour

Healing Power of Art


Common Ground

An Arts-Based Support Group for Those Living with a Life-Challenging Illness

“… a unique way to express our thoughts, feelings, and insights with others with similar challenges.” — previous participant

Have you been diagnosed with a chronic, life-threatening, or long-term illness? 

Are you recovering from cancer treatment or other challenging medical interventions?

Do you worry about being a burden to family or friends?

Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, or isolation because of your illness?

The journey through serious illness can be frightening and lonely. Others — even those closest to you — may not understand what you are going through or the long-term impact of your experience.

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The Rogue Turkey Show!


Saturday, October 8th | 7:00pm | Gabriola Island Community Hall

A Gabriola Arts Council/Lulu Performing Arts Society Co-production

Join us for an evening of musical thanksgiving and fun in the spirit of the rogue turkeys that roam our island home. In a co-production extravaganza, the Gabriola Arts Council and Lulu Performing Arts have pulled together a (free) range of musicians. Some are well known and loved, others Read more…


Intentional Aging

Exploring the Path from Senior to Elder

What does it mean to be an elder? Is it simply a process of growing older or does it require a conscious choice? How do we take our place as elders in community? As elders, what can we offer our community? Read more…


Hey! Gabriola Youth!

Help us design our new arts-based drop-in for Gabriola teens

Tell us what activities you’d like to do, what kinds of art projects you’re interested in, and which local artists you’d like to work with.

Music! Visual arts! Dance! Video! You tell us what you want, and we’ll try to make it happen.

AND we’ll give you pizza!

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2017 Artist in Residence


Applications will be accepted through midnight Pacific Time, Thursday, October 13, 2016. The residency will be March 26 to April 23, 2017.

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Big News from GAC

The next twelve months are going to be busy at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre!

First—the Gabriola Arts Council has received a donation of a log building from the Island School of Building Arts. This hand-hewn structure will be built on the school’s site by ISBA students, and then disassembled, transported up-Island, and reassembled on the GAC property. GAC will provide the foundation, roof, windows, doors, and all interior elements.

Second—we’ve just confirmed our participation in Read more…


GAC is hiring!

We are looking for three strong, enthusiastic, and hard-working construction and building renovation workers who are keen to learn new skills. Under the supervision of GAC’s Renovation Manager, the construction and building renovation workers will undertake a range of repairs, upgrades, and renovation projects Read more…