March 31 to April 10, 2022

On this land

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.

Welcome to the 13th annual Isle of the Arts Festival!

What an amazing festival this year. We hope you enjoyed the 20+ multi-medium arts+culture workshops and four thought provoking events that engaged artists and art lovers alike!

From writing to painting, poetry to storytelling, and herbs to clay, we took you on a creative adventure to delve into your artistic side. The  Reading & Reconciliation book club brought the thoughtful author of Five Little Indians, Michelle Good to our Island, what an honour! We had an evening of engaging talks at the Folk U Forum and a mini professional development day for artists. And the Arty Award was once again passed on to a wonderful person in the community who’s contributions are impactful – congrats Frank Shoemaker! 


While we watch spring flowers find their way towards the light, we sing with colour on the Isle of the Arts, celebrating a new season and new adventures in art.