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Welcome to the 14th annual Isle of the Arts Festival!

March 30 to April 9, 2023

We’re now accepting arts+culture workshops and event proposals for the annual Isle of the Arts Festival (IoTA), produced by the Gabriola Arts Council. Previous festivals have included workshops on many subjects, from poetry to chalk to herbs to drawing to singing to woodworking and everything in between. If you have a skill or event you would be interested in sharing on Gabriola, as part of this fun and fabulous festival, let us know.

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.