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Join us for our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Gallery @ Artisan Square, commencing at 3:30 pm. Preceding our AGM will be an All Candidates Meeting, at the Bowen Island Community School, hosted by the Bowen Island Arts Council, the Bowen Island Eco-Alliance and the Bowen Island Improvement Association. That meeting begins at 12 pm and will run until 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome.


Please note that it is time to renew your membership! You will be notified by mail if your membership is due. Please note you can pay online by clicking here.

Ivan E Coyote is visiting Bowen Island on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Ivan will be leading a workshop, Writing Boot Camp for Procrastinators, from 1 pm - 4 pm, and then will be performing/reading in the evening at the Gallery @ Artisan Square. Click here for more information and to register.

Check out the Weekly Update of Arts & Cultural Events on Bowen Island.


They're back! The arts council is excited to announce the 2014-2015 Classical Concert Series. Save the ferry cost, the hassle of traffic and finding a place to park. Enjoy three excellent concerts for only $95 ($85 BIAC member price). Featuring the Cascadia Reed Quintet, the Orcha Quartet and Daniel Bolshoy, classical guitar. Download the brochure and ticket order form as a PDF or click here to read more and order your tickets online.


Check out the 2014-2015 Community Recreation Activity Brochure featuring recreational, educational and arts programming. Visit bowencommunityrecreation.com to browse or download. Registration opens August 25, 2014. Download a listing of the arts and literary section only by clicking here.

Come to Bowen and enjoy a self-guided Bowen Art (and nature) Walk. Begin your walk at the ferry dock as you land in Snug Cove. Follow a route that winds you through parkland, forest, and shoreline, and allows for viewing of impressive mosaics, murals, sculptures and other public art installations. End up at Artisan Square, the home of numerous galleries, studios, boutiques and other shops, including options for a full meal, light snack or delicious drinks. Download a map and further information here.

The Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) is dedicated to representing and coordinating the creative efforts and programs of all cultural groups on Bowen Island. BIAC strives to stimulate the development of arts and cultural projects and activities and promote and encourage the advancement of the arts and opportunities for local artists. BIAC also fosters an interest and pride in the cultural heritage and history of Bowen Island.

The artists of Bowen Island welcome you to our creative island!

Based on a recent national study of communities with a population of less than 50,000 people, Bowen Island was identified as the 4th most artistic community in Canada. Click here for more info.

BIAC gratefully acknowledges the support of the Bowen Island Municipality, the BC Arts Council and the Province of British Columbia. BIAC also thanks all its wonderful members and our community for its unwavering support of local arts and culture.


For more to do on Bowen Island, please visit our Visitor Centre, operated by the Bowen Island Arts Council, on behalf of the Bowen Island Municipality.
The Gallery



“Otherwordly” – a show of surreal art by 10 Bowen Island artists.
17 October to 16 November.
Artist's Reception: Fri 17 Oct 7-9pm
Click here for more info.

Upcoming Shows

Artist Calls


BIAC Annual Report
Bowen celebrated a banner year in 2013! Check out the 2013 Annual Report of BIAC. Download a copy here.


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