Check back here soon for more info about the 2020 festival. More great workshops! More engaging events!

April 02-12, 2020

Registration for Isle of the Arts opens in March 2020. Check back soon for more information.

Registration is best from your desktop computer or tablet.

You will be asked to create a GAC account if you don’t already have one.

If the workshop you are interested in does not appear in the list below, it’s sold out. 

Add your name to the Waiting List.

In-person Registration

Wednesdays at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre

March 13, 12 – 6pm
March 20, 12 – 4pm
March 27, 12 – 4pm


Evening Event tickets also available at North Road Sports

Register early—don’t be disappointed!

  • You must register in advance for all workshops and events.
  • Workshops have limited space—spots are assigned on a first-come,  first-served basis. A waiting list will be kept for workshops that are full.
  • Except where indicated, the registration fees include materials costs.
  • No refunds or exchanges will be given after March 31.

Keep checking the website for updates and additions to this festival! 

Workshop Full?  I’d love to be on the Waiting List!

If a workshop or event you chose is full, you can join our waiting list.

If someone cancels, or if we’re able to make more offerings available, we’ll get in touch.

You can join up to 3 workshop/ event waiting lists.

If you see a blank page after you submit, don’t panic – your form has made it through.

Inclusion Campaign

Do you want to ensure everyone has access to these workshops?  Be part of our Inclusion Campaign!


The Gabriola Arts Council recognizes the importance of the arts in the community and in individual development.  It’s been proven that the arts not only stimulate community economic growth, but they can also improve quality of life.

The campaign is simple. You let us know how much you would like to donate and we’ll make sure it gets into the hands of people who wouldn’t have been able to participate otherwise .

Besides the joy that comes from  generously creating an opportunity for other people to enjoy the arts, you will also be acknowledged on the Gabriola Arts Council website (with a weblink and logo, if desired), on the Isle of the Arts Festival website, and on the Arts Fest Facebook page.

We want you at the festival!

We believe that lack finances shouldn’t be a barrier to learning and enjoying the arts.

We’ve set up a pay-it-forward program to help people who may not be able to afford our regular ticket prices.

The Inclusion Campaign is supported by community donations; availability is on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to register for the program, please go to our application page to start the process.