The Southern Gulf Islands are nestled in the Salish Sea between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. In a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life the breathtaking beauty, natural wonders and peaceful tranquility of these islands inspire creativity.  As a result, our islands are a haven for artists of all description.  

Representing Galiano, Mayne, North Pender, South Pender and Saturna the Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council is working to develop and enhance the arts in this region.   We strive to support all artists and arts organizations by providing opportunities for exposure, networking and professional development.

We believe that art changes lives.  The arts provide a creative playground for seniors, adults, youth and children.  The arts are for everyone to enjoy and participate in.  There is great healing that can come from appreciating and participating in the arts.  Be it an inspiring photograph, painting, sculpture, story, song or play the creative imagination is boundless and just needs an opportunity to be expressed.

While individual artists, writers, designers, photographers, wood carvers, potters, jewellers and performers hone their skills and sell their wares, the Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council strives to provide opportunitities to promote seasoned and emerging artists alike by sponsoring local art exhibitions,  art maps, display cases on BC Ferries serving the Southern Gulf Islands and hosting this website as well as other social media platforms.  

By working in collaboration with other organizations we endeavour to enhance and enable community participation and appreciation of the arts in our communities.  

We invite you to explore our website, to visit the Creative Directory and check out what each island has to offer.



Become A Member

Support the Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council. Each islands sets their own membership fee, please visit your islands page for more details. Submit notice of your events or shows to the events page.