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Here we are, at the artsiest time of year! The sun is shining, blossoms are bursting, and creativity is spreading through artists and art lovers alike! This ten-day festival is a favourite for locals and off-islanders, with more than 60 arts and culture workshops in a variety of mediums and genres including theatre, dance, music, ceramics, painting, drawing, textiles, writing, silversmithing, culinary arts, encaustic, carving, and more! And don’t miss the homesteading weekend, along with seven exciting events!

If ever there is a time to be inspired, this is it. Witness artists taking over the island and join in the fun! This festival is the embodiment of the Gabriola Arts Council’s mission: to engage, enhance, and inspire the community’s cultural vitality through collaboration, leadership, and service. Come learn, share, explore, experiment, and re-invigorate the Isle of the Arts!

What last year’s workshop participants had to say:

“I cannot remember when I last enjoyed myself and learned so much in a single afternoon.”

“It was fun, it was invigorating, it was magical!”