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Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we live and create is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded 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.  

Welcome to the Gabriola Island creative directory

Immerse yourself in the work of Gabriola, Mudge and DeCourcy Island artists. Here you can find unique handcrafted works, as well as information about each artist, an plan you visit to see artist studios on the islands.

Thanksgiving Studio Tour October 7 - 9th, 2023

Mark your calendar for the 27th annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour on October 7th through 9th. Studio Tour is a self-guided tour that takes place over 3 days on Gabriola Island.

October seems like a long time from now, but we're already beginning preparations. With over 60 artists participating in 2023, this is sure to be a great Tour!