2nd Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival

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This largest of summer art festivals on Gabriola promises to be a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Two days of  a variety of theatre performances, show and sell Street Art, music, and dancing, with the Gabriola Lions Club providing a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning. There is something here for everyone. The main theater tent holds 220 and there… Read more »

Shake Your Can!

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I am a board member at People for a Healthy Community (PHC) and we have entered an artistic garbage can, designed by Gabriola’s very own Jeff Molloy, in the Art Councils “Shake your Can” event.  Done with the encaustic method and utilizing Jeff’s common crow theme this is a fabulous one of a kind piece… Read more »

Island Artist – Sheila Norgate

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I visited Sheila Norgate’s Heartspeak show on February 13th and while I fell in love with a few of her paintings there I also came across an album featuring pieces she had created on commission, most of them portraying the commissioner’s four legged friend.I decided our beloved Boxer, Optimus Prime, would make a perfect model… Read more »

Poetry Gabriola Festival

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Plan to come to the 6th Annual Poetry Gabriola Festival, a wild West Coast celebration of literary performance. For four days, November 12-15, the Surf Lodge on Gabriola Island will be filled to the rafters with poets, musicians, storytellers, sound artists, and other special guests. Enjoy an off beat weekend of unconventional performance, remarkable readings,… Read more »