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We would like to acknowledge that we make art on the shared, unceded and asserted traditional lands of Penelakut, Lamalcha, Hwitslum and any other Hul’qumi’num speaking peoples, Lelum SarAugh Ta Naogh First Nation as well as the ceded territories of Tswsassen First Nation.

Located on Shxixnetun/Sturdies Bay, Yellowhouse Art Centre Society is a not-for-profit organization serving primarily Galiano Island and surrounding communities by offering year-round multidisciplinary arts programming. It facilitates ongoing art classes and various creative workshops for people of all ages and backgrounds, hosts exhibitions, performances, events and an artist in residency program.

Our Vision

To inspire creative interactions.

Our Mission

Creative Community in action.

Our purposes

To help inspire and facilitate creativity in our community and beyond.

To encourage access to space and opportunities for innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary


To provide a safe environment for free expression for all.

To offer an introduction of arts through educational programming for all ages.

To help further explorations of artistic practices with ongoing courses, residencies and workshops.

To support beginner, emerging and established artists to showcase their work trough events, exhibitions

and live performances.

To promote connection, collaboration and healing trough arts for all members and visitors of an isolated


To support artistic and cultural appreciation and development of the community.

To support environmental awareness and activities towards equity, decolonization and climate justice.


The "Yellow house" was built in 1946 by a local resident Nick Nichols on Coast Salish territories. Since then it has been a home studio for a number of local artists such as Claude Latour, Bara Fallows, Elisabeth Hopkins, John Wincup and more… Following their footsteps, the Yellowhouse has become an art centre, founded in 2017 and it was registered as a BC Society in 2019.

Please support us by volunteering, becoming a member and/or donating! 

Yellowhouse Art Centre Society

2517 Sturdies Bay / Galiano Island


Phone 778 918 9302

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