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Mark your calendar for Gabriola Island’s  Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour October 10-12, 2015!

And Many Studios Are Open Year-Round!


Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour  













Gabriola Island—the “Isle of the Arts”—has the sixth highest concentration of artists in Canada.*

While every day is a celebration of art on this lush and lively island, on Thanksgiving weekend the festivities reach dizzying heights. Island artists throw open their studio doors to tempt your senses with dazzling arrays of art!

On October 11–12–13, the studios of sixty artists are open for visiting and viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlight the must-see stops on your map and look for the distinctive flags and road signs to guide you to each destination.

The Gabriola Arts Council is an established and respected organization in our community. We value and encourage community engagement, while fostering connections between and within community organizations. We host three annual art events—Isle of the Arts Festival, Gabriola Theatre Festival, and Thanksgiving Tour and Festival—while managing our year-round Healing Power of Arts program. We run arts-related programs in our elementary school, and collaborate regularly with local non-profits and community groups. We have collaborated in or contributed to the creation of other arts-related events throughout the years such as the Gabriola Poetry Festival, musical performances and concerts, workshops and other educational forums. The Council provides funding and fundraising opportunities for the Gabriola Elementary School’s art and music programs, and to individual artists and arts events on the island.


The council is now widely regarded as an inclusive, highlysuccessful, community based non-profit organization.  Please join us!  Annual membership dues are just $10.00 and applications are available on our website. www.gabriolaartscouncil.org


Meet some of the artists. Click below.


The first video is the 2013 Tour featuring: The Geen Bough Studio (Joy Olson), Our House Studio (Melinda Wilde), Delfin Designs (Ted Johnson), The Funky Bowler (Dinah D & Cleaver Trevor), Uncommon Threads (Lesley Comassar), Purple Door Mosaics (Karen Aaker), The Malaspina Garalee ( Peter Joyes) and Stone Crop Studio (Harold Allenson)


Second video 2012  Thanksgiving Studio Tour.

Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour
Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour
Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour