ARTS & CULTURE

ARTS & CULTURE

The Art of Discovering
Gabriola's Amazing Talent...

Gabriola enjoys a high proportion of professional artists - ranking sixth per capita in Canada! Every day is a celebration of creativity in this community of more than 200 writers, actors, painters, dancers, musicians and potters. The Gabriola Arts Council - the biggest little arts council in BC - ensures visitors have plenty of opportunity to engage creatively through three annual events ... the spring Isle of the Arts Festival, the summer Gabriola Theatre Festival and the fall Thanksgiving Studio Tour.

You can also enjoy renowned local and visiting musicians, speakers and other performers who are putting on events year round. Indeed, it’s rare for a week to go by without a special event, performance, show or concert.

Did you know…whatever the reason, and wherever the venue, when the community of Gabriola gets together it’s always a celebration of the lifestyle, environment, and most of all, the people who live here.

 

Featured Artist

Gabriola Island Artists

Caroline James Fine Art Studio

Caroline has worked as a professional teacher & painter of inspiring abstract works and beautiful birds for over 2 decades.

1490 Hess Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X6 

250-897-8183

Website

Carolyn Bell – Artist

Carolyn has created a series of traditional and modern icons, drawings, and water-colours. Originals on wood, plus cards, magnets, and prints.

2590 Islands View Drive
Gabriola, BC 

Website

Cymbal Wear

Unique handmade jewelery made from repurposed drum cymbals.

1190 Suzanne Avenue
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-247-7450

Website

  • Facebook

Dances with Scarves

A unique brand of funky designer scarves made on Gabriola by Gayla Meredith, Northern Ink Limited. Email: freedom@dances with scarves.com

683 Berry Point Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

1-867-445-3634

Eyes Wide Open Photography

Professional photographer, art reproduction, custom printing and gallery.

2021 Blueback Circle
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-7652

Website

Gabriola Arts Council

Non-profit society that supports and promotes the arts on Gabriola including the Isle of the Arts Festival, Theatre Festival, and Thanksgiving Studio Tour.

476 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

250-247-7409

Website

Gabriola Farmers Market

A true island experience with 70+ stands. Produce, food, plus Gabriola artists and artisans. OPEN every Saturday from May 20th to Oct 7th from 10am to 1pm; Extended hours for July & August 10am to 2pm.

465 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-619-1923

Gabriola Museum

Museum Hours of Operation: 10:30am – 4:00pm. May 24th Long Weekend to Canada Day – OPEN Weekends & Holidays July & August – OPEN Daily Labour Day to Thanksgiving – OPEN Weekends & Holidays

505 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

250-247-9987

Website

Hive Emporium

Local art, fashion, fairtrade merchandise, books, cafe, gallery, events.

#9-575 North Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-325-1948

Website

  • Facebook

Indian Summer Leather Design

Uniquely designed soft leather bags with a West Coast touch.

2860 Islands View Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-9817

Website

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest

Island Vintage Studio

French Country / distressed antiques, sophisticated rustic furniture, garden items, barn-board furniture, textiles and home decor. Email: lacruz13@live.com

3091 Commodore Way
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-327-1503

La Belle Vie Studio

Inspired by love. Inspirational, unique, handcrafted collectibles including Gabriola Island herbal teas, tinctures & salves, fresh eggs, Alpaca fibre and socks, felted products, photography, and so much more. OPEN sign at road or by appt – Farmers’ Market

3300 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-8802

Website

MerMade Arts

One of a kind, handmade: jewelry artwear, encaustic paintings, and assemblage art available on this unique bus boutique.

2880 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

Website

Moonshine Studio

Jewellery to massage your beauty chakra. Laura creates magical silver and gold pieces showcasing powerful gems. Lulahandford@shaw.ca www.moonshinesilver.com

525 Berry Point Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

Norgate Studio

Fresh, original, and always free-range. Acrylic paintings by internationally-collected artist.

1156 Suzanne Avenue
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-247-7308

Website

  • Facebook

Paprika Studio & Gallery

Gabriola’s new boutique art gallery and silver-smithing studio. See artists at work while you shop a selection of fine handcrafted goods!

4-480 North Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

250-325-1315

Website

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram

Pier Gallery Artists Collective

Local Artists Collections OPEN Hours: April – June: Fri to Mon 11-5 July – August: Daily 11-5Sept: Fri to Mon 11-5

3383 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-325-9000

Website

Port Theatre

Nanaimo’s landmark theatre on the city’s waterfront. Be wowed with its superb performances, excellent acoustics, and wonderful sense of intimacy.

125 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 6Z4 

250-754-8550

Website

  • Facebook
  • Youtube

Silver Bee Designs

Maker of organic designs in sterling silver jewellery that reflect the beauty of my island home. Email: bee@silverbee.ca Website: www.silverbee.ca

1969 Clamshell Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X6 

250-802-8084

Tammy Hudgeon Studio

Vibrant & colourful fused-glass art and mixed media paintings by an award winning artist. A fabulously inspired studio to visit. By appointment only.

1790 Seymour Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X6 

250-247-0104

Website

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest

The Rising Stone Studio

A study of conscious life and spirit, freedom and pressing the edges of the unknown. Multimedia artist and sculptor.

650 Wildwood Crescent
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X4 

250-668-9720

Website

The Roundhouse Gallery

The Roundhouse Gallery shows photo-encaustic and multi-media works by Chris Straw and silver jewellery by Margy Gilmour. Open by request.

481 Berry Point Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-616-7568

Website

Tied Up & Dyed

The finest in West Coast tie-dye apparel and tapestries. Handcrafted, wearable art for the whole family.

633 Wildwood Crescent
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X4 

250-247-9803

Website

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter

Whalebone Studio

Evocative watercolour paintings telling the story of the Pacific Northwest through fish & whales by an internationally known artist. Refreshingly West Coast.

1616 Whalebone Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X5 

250-247-8256

Website

Caroline James Fine Art Studio

Caroline has worked as a professional teacher & painter of inspiring abstract works and beautiful birds for over 2 decades.

1490 Hess Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X6 

250-897-8183

Website

Carolyn Bell – Artist

Carolyn has created a series of traditional and modern icons, drawings, and water-colours. Originals on wood, plus cards, magnets, and prints.

2590 Islands View Drive
Gabriola, BC 

Website

Cymbal Wear

Unique handmade jewelery made from repurposed drum cymbals.

1190 Suzanne Avenue
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-247-7450

Website

  • Facebook

Dances with Scarves

A unique brand of funky designer scarves made on Gabriola by Gayla Meredith, Northern Ink Limited. Email: freedom@dances with scarves.com

683 Berry Point Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

1-867-445-3634

Eyes Wide Open Photography

Professional photographer, art reproduction, custom printing and gallery.

2021 Blueback Circle
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-7652

Website

Gabriola Arts Council

Non-profit society that supports and promotes the arts on Gabriola including the Isle of the Arts Festival, Theatre Festival, and Thanksgiving Studio Tour.

476 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

250-247-7409

Website

Gabriola Farmers Market

A true island experience with 70+ stands. Produce, food, plus Gabriola artists and artisans. OPEN every Saturday from May 20th to Oct 7th from 10am to 1pm; Extended hours for July & August 10am to 2pm.

465 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-619-1923

Gabriola Museum

Museum Hours of Operation: 10:30am – 4:00pm. May 24th Long Weekend to Canada Day – OPEN Weekends & Holidays July & August – OPEN Daily Labour Day to Thanksgiving – OPEN Weekends & Holidays

505 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

250-247-9987

Website

Hive Emporium

Local art, fashion, fairtrade merchandise, books, cafe, gallery, events.

#9-575 North Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-325-1948

Website

  • Facebook

Indian Summer Leather Design

Uniquely designed soft leather bags with a West Coast touch.

2860 Islands View Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-9817

Website

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest

Island Vintage Studio

French Country / distressed antiques, sophisticated rustic furniture, garden items, barn-board furniture, textiles and home decor. Email: lacruz13@live.com

3091 Commodore Way
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-327-1503

La Belle Vie Studio

Inspired by love. Inspirational, unique, handcrafted collectibles including Gabriola Island herbal teas, tinctures & salves, fresh eggs, Alpaca fibre and socks, felted products, photography, and so much more. OPEN sign at road or by appt – Farmers’ Market

3300 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-8802

Website

MerMade Arts

One of a kind, handmade: jewelry artwear, encaustic paintings, and assemblage art available on this unique bus boutique.

2880 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

Website

Moonshine Studio

Jewellery to massage your beauty chakra. Laura creates magical silver and gold pieces showcasing powerful gems. Lulahandford@shaw.ca www.moonshinesilver.com

525 Berry Point Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

Norgate Studio

Fresh, original, and always free-range. Acrylic paintings by internationally-collected artist.

1156 Suzanne Avenue
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-247-7308

Website

  • Facebook

Paprika Studio & Gallery

Gabriola’s new boutique art gallery and silver-smithing studio. See artists at work while you shop a selection of fine handcrafted goods!

4-480 North Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

250-325-1315

Website

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram

Pier Gallery Artists Collective

Local Artists Collections OPEN Hours: April – June: Fri to Mon 11-5 July – August: Daily 11-5Sept: Fri to Mon 11-5

3383 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-325-9000

Website

Port Theatre

Nanaimo’s landmark theatre on the city’s waterfront. Be wowed with its superb performances, excellent acoustics, and wonderful sense of intimacy.

125 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 6Z4 

250-754-8550

Website

  • Facebook
  • Youtube

Silver Bee Designs

Maker of organic designs in sterling silver jewellery that reflect the beauty of my island home. Email: bee@silverbee.ca Website: www.silverbee.ca

1969 Clamshell Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X6 

250-802-8084

Tammy Hudgeon Studio

Vibrant & colourful fused-glass art and mixed media paintings by an award winning artist. A fabulously inspired studio to visit. By appointment only.

1790 Seymour Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X6 

250-247-0104

Website

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest

The Rising Stone Studio

A study of conscious life and spirit, freedom and pressing the edges of the unknown. Multimedia artist and sculptor.

650 Wildwood Crescent
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X4 

250-668-9720

Website

The Roundhouse Gallery

The Roundhouse Gallery shows photo-encaustic and multi-media works by Chris Straw and silver jewellery by Margy Gilmour. Open by request.

481 Berry Point Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-616-7568

Website

Tied Up & Dyed

The finest in West Coast tie-dye apparel and tapestries. Handcrafted, wearable art for the whole family.

633 Wildwood Crescent
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X4 

250-247-9803

Website

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter

Whalebone Studio

Evocative watercolour paintings telling the story of the Pacific Northwest through fish & whales by an internationally known artist. Refreshingly West Coast.

1616 Whalebone Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X5 

250-247-8256

Website

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