About Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Located in the heart of historic Gibsons, BC, Gibsons Public Art Gallery 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. We’d love to have you come and visit. Gibsons is just a 40 minute ferry ride from Vancouver in Beautiful British Columbia.
We are situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation). Much of our work takes place in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the shíshálh (Sechelt Nation).
In 2003 a group of visionary citizens, recognizing the need and value of a Public Art Gallery to any community, met to establish one in Gibsons, BC. They negotiated a space with the generous support of Dr. Janet Webb and John de Kleer, founded and registered a non-profit society and opened the non-profit art gallery Gibsons Public Art Gallery on September 26th, 2003.
GPAG later was given Federal Charitable Tax Status and is able to give Tax Receipts for donations to the Gallery of $20. or more.
The year 2012 brought us many exciting challenges and changes. After a busy summer of construction, and with the very generous bequest of long time member and supporter, Eve Smart, GPAG moved into its current location in the old Bank of Montreal building where we enjoy an easy street level entrance, lots of parking. We’re pleased to be fully accessible and welcoming to all.
Our inaugural exhibition in our new location was Hallelujah! A Tribute to the Songs of Leonard Cohen.
Read more here in GPAG’s History, the full version.
Part of a Creative Community
Located in the heart of historic Gibsons Landing, Gibsons Public Art Gallery is part of a lively arts and heritage community that supports six outstanding galleries, several artists’ studios, a heritage museum and this public art gallery.
Gibsons Day Trip Video
The Town of Gibsons is located on British Columbia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. We’re close to Vancouver, just a 40 minute ferry ride away so pack a lunch, hop on the bus and come and visit us. The bus from the ferry lets you off just a few doors down in front of The Black Bean cafe.
Coast Cultural Alliance – All the arts news for the Sunshine Coast
The Art Crawl – Annual event in October
SunshineCoastArtists.org – Free regional artist directory
Sunshine Coast Art Centre – Public art gallery in Sechelt
Malaspina Exhibition Centre – Public art gallery in Powell River