ARTS & CULTURE

ARTS & CULTURE

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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

Cymbal Wear

Unique handmade jewelery made from repurposed drum cymbals.

1190 Suzanne Avenue
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-247-7450

Website

  • Facebook

Eyes Wide Open Photography

Professional photographer, art reproduction, custom printing and gallery.

2021 Blueback Circle
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-7652

Website

Frances Usher

Melting abstract thought into tangible art forms, helps me to translate the world into simpler terms.

762 Sea Girt Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

905-655-3496
905-903-4065 (Cell)

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’s Victoria Day weekend to October’s Thanksgiving weekend from 10am to 2pm.

465 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-619-1923

  • Facebook

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

Karen Curry Studio

Dynamic fluid paintings on panel and paper explore the ethereal edges of shorelines, the movement of water and light.

2895 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-7464
250-741-7780 (Cell)

Website

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

Little Turquoise House of Love Poems Studio and Gallery

Celebrating the “hand-made life”. Original watercolor cards, acrylic paintings, Water Clock assemblages, drawings in reclaimed frames, and hand knits.

140 Malaspina Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-806-1139

Website

Lux Adorn Designs

Consignment clothing boutique and jewellery studio. Shop designer used clothing and new jewellery designs made in-house.

899 Dirksen Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X2 

1-888-612-9828 (Toll Free)
250-612-9828

Website

  • Facebook

Moonshine Studio

Jewellery to massage your beauty chakra. Laura creates magical silver and gold pieces showcasing powerful gems.  

525 Berry Point Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

Website

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.

1969 Clamshell Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X6 

250-802-8084

Website

Steven Cole Fine Art

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

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 Grove Woodworking School

Teaching woodworking skills and techniques for the marine environment and fine woodworking, for hobbyists to woodworkers looking to learn more.

2505 Coho Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-0142

Website

the Orange Chicken Art Studio

the Unpredictable comes to life on canvas – rich layers create evocative hearts & animals in wide range of sizes.

900 Colleen Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-247-9756

Website

  • Facebook

The Roundhouse Gallery

Chris Straw shows fine art photography, woodworking, and mixed-media pieces. Open during the Thanksgiving Studio Tour and by appointment.

481 Berry Point Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-325-4231

Website

  • Facebook

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

Cymbal Wear

Unique handmade jewelery made from repurposed drum cymbals.

1190 Suzanne Avenue
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-247-7450

Website

  • Facebook

Eyes Wide Open Photography

Professional photographer, art reproduction, custom printing and gallery.

2021 Blueback Circle
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-7652

Website

Frances Usher

Melting abstract thought into tangible art forms, helps me to translate the world into simpler terms.

762 Sea Girt Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

905-655-3496
905-903-4065 (Cell)

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’s Victoria Day weekend to October’s Thanksgiving weekend from 10am to 2pm.

465 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-619-1923

  • Facebook

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

Karen Curry Studio

Dynamic fluid paintings on panel and paper explore the ethereal edges of shorelines, the movement of water and light.

2895 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-7464
250-741-7780 (Cell)

Website

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

Little Turquoise House of Love Poems Studio and Gallery

Celebrating the “hand-made life”. Original watercolor cards, acrylic paintings, Water Clock assemblages, drawings in reclaimed frames, and hand knits.

140 Malaspina Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-806-1139

Website

Lux Adorn Designs

Consignment clothing boutique and jewellery studio. Shop designer used clothing and new jewellery designs made in-house.

899 Dirksen Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X2 

1-888-612-9828 (Toll Free)
250-612-9828

Website

  • Facebook

Moonshine Studio

Jewellery to massage your beauty chakra. Laura creates magical silver and gold pieces showcasing powerful gems.  

525 Berry Point Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

Website

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.

1969 Clamshell Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X6 

250-802-8084

Website

Steven Cole Fine Art

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

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 Grove Woodworking School

Teaching woodworking skills and techniques for the marine environment and fine woodworking, for hobbyists to woodworkers looking to learn more.

2505 Coho Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-0142

Website

the Orange Chicken Art Studio

the Unpredictable comes to life on canvas – rich layers create evocative hearts & animals in wide range of sizes.

900 Colleen Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-247-9756

Website

  • Facebook

The Roundhouse Gallery

Chris Straw shows fine art photography, woodworking, and mixed-media pieces. Open during the Thanksgiving Studio Tour and by appointment.

481 Berry Point Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-325-4231

Website

  • Facebook

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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