Gabriola Theatre Festival

August 18–20, 2017

Eight Professional Theatre Productions … Roving Performers … Street Art … A Lively Hub … Pancake Breakfast … and MORE!

This lively can’t-be-missed Theatre Festival—now in its eighth wonderful year—fills an entire summer weekend on Gabriola! Enjoy high-quality, innovative theatre productions in a bustling hub filled with fabulous music and performances, art to fill your heart and home, fantastic parties, pancake breakfasts, and so much more. This year’s theme is Under The Sea – a tribute to all that surrounds us! Visit www.artsgabriola.ca for programming details.

21st Annual Studio Tour

All studios open Thanksgiving weekend: October 8-10, 2017

Don’t miss the 21st annual Studio Tour!

Enjoy a gorgeous fall weekend on Gabriola while perusing more than 65 wonderful studios featuring every form of art you can imagine! This Tour brings art lovers from all over to this beautiful island that enjoys the sixth highest concentration of artists in the workforce in Canada. If you’ve been before that doesn’t mean you’ve seen it all! Watch for 14 new artists, and get ready to be entertained, inspired and educated—these artists have something amazing to show you! Check www.artsgabriola.ca for a map and a complete list of participating artists (including many studios that are open year-round).

Kitty J. Heller Healing Power of Art Program

This innovative, inspired project engages professional art and drama therapists to working directly with community members to address a variety of health- and wellness-related issues and concerns. This initiative is not about creating artists; its goal is to help people to understand and cope with physical or mental health concerns through the healing powers of artistic expression. Gabriola Island—where ART is the heart of the community!