Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Gibsons is surrounded by beautiful scenery that inspires a rich and unique cultural environment, and supports a diverse community of world-class artists, artisans and musicians. There are numerous local festivals and arts organizations that promote an abundance of opportunities for arts and culture in the Gibsons area.

Listed below is a sample of the different organizations and sites you can check out that showcase some of the distinct Sunshine Coast arts, culture and heritage:

Farmers Markets:
  • Thursday Night Market - Thursdays, June - September 3rd at The Space, 626 Shaw Rd. Featuring live music, food, lotions & potions, hand-crafted chocolate, art, crafts, stuff & things, clothing, trinkets & baubles, enetertainment! For more details, call 604-886-2079 or email:

  • Friday Farmers Market put on by Gibsons Public Market. During GPM construction, the market will be held just 200 steps away at Dougall Park  – Market Season: June 3 - September 30. Celebrating Food and Food for the Soul. Fresh produce, prepared foods, seafood, eggs, honey, talented artisans and live music every week. Celebrate all things local every Friday in Gibsons Landing. Call 604-886-8814.
  • Gibsons Landing Sunday Market at the foot of Holland Park, open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from now until September 13th.This market features the art and crafts of local artisans, farm-fresh produce, pastires, jam & jellies and much more! Contact Maria at 604-886-3764 for more market information.
Art and Artists:

  • Gibsons Hand-painted Banner Project – Banner submission deadline is December 31st, 2015. Applications may be dropped off at the Town Hall or submitted directly to Connie Johnston at cojo1234@telus.netFor more information, please contact Connie at 604-886-4722 or Wendy Gilbertson at 604-886-8587. 2016 Banner Application Form.

  • Art Stroll in the Landing - August 20-22, 2015 - A 3-day Festival highlights Art Galleries, Plein Air Painters, Restaurants, Music and Shops in the seaside area of Gibsons Landing ... Come for the entertainment, gift certificates and art draws. Contact Pat Drope 604-886-0531
    Coast Cultural Alliance for a comprehensive list of artists and galleries - Contact Linda at 604-740-5825
  • Gibsons Public Art Gallery, located in the heart of historic Gibsons, BC, is part of a lively arts and heritage community that supports five outstanding commercial galleries, several artists' studios, a heritage museum and this public non-profit art gallery.
  • Gibsons Landing PLEIN AIR Paint Out -  Contact Jan Poynter 604-886-8918
  • Gibsons School of the Arts - Improve your artistic abilities by enrolling in one of six 5-day summer workshops for painters at the Gibsons School of the Arts on the scenic Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada. Contact Sheila at 604-885-3807
  • Historical Walking Tours - Contact Sunshine Coast Museum for more information 604-886-8232. You can phone the Museum to book your spot or simply show up - by donation. 2016 Dates: May 21st, July 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 30 and 31st. August 13, 14, 20, 21, & 27. Setember 3 and 17.
    • Join Dale Peterson, rain or shine, at 10 a.m. in Pioneer Park (next to the George Gibson statue) for a 90 minute historical walking tour of Gibsons. Start with the early years with Squamish First Nations, then weave through how and when George Gibson and his two sons arrived. Through colorful narrative stories Dale will tell what life was like in the 1890's, the 1920's, 1950's and along the way explain famous people, divides of the day; both funny and tragic stories.  
  • Sunshine Coast Art Crawl Contact Linda at 604-740-5825

 Music and Theatre