Isle of the Arts Festival Evening Events

Wednesday, Apr 1

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life

Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life

Keith Alessi | In this highly reviewed and award winning show, Keith Alessi shares his journey from childhood to corporate CEO to banjo player and festival performer with honesty, heart and humour. …read more

Wednesday, Apr 8

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reading and Reconciliation: One Book, One Community

Reading and Reconciliation: One Book, One Community

Author Bob Joseph, Host Shelagh Rogers | Inspired by the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and their 94 Calls to Action, we’re inviting Gabriola to join us for our 4th annual community conversation. …read more

Saturday, Apr 11

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

10th Anniversary Arty Party

10th Anniversary Arty Party

10th Anniversary Arty Party | Featuring performances from past Arty Award winners The Gabriola Players, Leah Hokanson, Gary Holmes, Graham Sheehan and Kathy McIntyre, hosted by Kathy McIntyre …read more

Hot Tea / Hot Topics – Afternoon Events

Thursday, Apr 2

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Art of Business and The Business of Art

The Art of Business and The Business of Art

Keith Alessi | Keith draws on his diverse experience working in business to offer an insightful and unique spin on how to think about and reach your audience or market. …read more

Monday, Apr 6

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mental Health and Art Making

Mental Health and Art Making

Cathie Ugrin | Manitoba fabric artist Cathie Ugrin grew up in a family with mental illness. In this, the second in our series of afternoon dialogues, Cathie shares her personal story and how she uses her art practice to better understand and express authentic emotion. …read more

Thursday, Apr 9

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Community Engagement Through Public Art

Community Engagement Through Public Art

Lys Glassford and Lauren Semple | How, through public art, can we engage and beautify our communities? …read more

Arts of the Isle Market

Saturday, April 11

20 local artisan vendors selling their beautiful creations.

The Surf Lodge | 11-3