Did you know that Gibsons Public Art Gallery has a library? There are over 1600 books available, and it has recently been catalogued, renovated and refurbished. Supported by BC Arts Council funding, the renovated library re-opened in July, 2022.

Our collection is available for all to enjoy and browse while visiting the Gallery, plus books may be borrowed by GPAG members to take home. The lending period is three weeks, with sign-out cards and a six book maximum. Please ask the desk attendant on duty for details.

The GPAG Library Catalog is now available online for searching and research.

Our Library User Manual is available here.

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all our patrons and friends who have donated books for the library and invite you to review our current donation policy in the Library User Manual. We also appreciate the ongoing volunteer library team and front desk volunteers for their support.

Joe’s Lounge – A new exhibition space for members

The Board of Directors, Gibsons Public Art Gallery is delighted to announce a new salon-style exhibition space for GPAG members, beginning in 2024. Previously the library lounge, Joe’s Lounge is now named after the late Joe Peters, a long-time Gibsons resident. 

According to those who knew and loved him, Joe Cleo Peters (1934 – 2022) was simply a great guy – a man about town, a bon vivant, a good talker, scholar and philosopher – someone who loved art, learning, libraries, dogs and lively gatherings.

We’re so grateful to Joe for leaving a portion of his estate to Gibsons Public Art Gallery and we are very proud to name our newest exhibition space in his honour. We’d also like to acknowledge Joe’s many friends, including Alison Sawyer, Roger Swickis and Judith Hammill for helping to facilitate this special gift and legacy.

Joe’s Lounge, adjacent to the revitalized GPAG library, will now be dedicated to offering GPAG member exhibitions in a relaxed and small-scale format for all to enjoy. The application process promises to be simple and you can find our more on our submissions page.

Thanks Joe!

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