March 31
to April 11, 2021

Photo by: Blair Mann Featuring: Ode Howard

This Island.

Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we live and create is the traditional, ancestral, and territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial.

GAC respects and affirms the inherent rights and title of Snuneymuxw First Nation

We endeavour to honour Coast Salish land and its treaties by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to them. We are grateful to Snuneymuxw First Nation, who continue to share their knowledge about the history of the lands and water and their relations to them.

We believe that the Arts can contribute to the healing and decolonizing journey we all share together and commit to honouring Indigenous self-determination, sovereignty, and resurgence

Thank you to all the participants for joining in this years festival!

We live in challenging times and the Isle of the Arts Festival rose to those challenges to bring you A Mosaic of Making!

From March 31 – April 11, 2021 the Gabriola Arts Council hosted virtual interactive workshops: felted slippers, watercolours, mending, professional development for artists, and more. Instructors worked diligently to ensure the experience was fruitful and engaging and they delivered!



In addition, we continued with Reading and Reconciliation: One Book, One Community with Bob Joseph and Shelagh Rogers and it was a very educational discussion. We had an evening event with award winning authors Arleen Paré and Kate Braid. Poetry Gabriola presented the Gabriola Microsynth Orchestra and interpretive dance mixed with poetry. Our closing night featured Sarah Osbourne delighting the audience with her amazing smoky vocals and we announced this years Arty Award winner, Gwen Spinks. Congratulations Gwen!

We look forward to 2022!