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Established in 2019, Located on Shxixnetun/Sturdies Bay, Yellowhouse Art Centre Society is a not-for-profit Community Arts organization serving primarily Galiano Island and surrounding communities. We offer year-round multidisciplinary arts programming by facilitating creative & cultural workshops for people of all ages and backgrounds, hosting exhibitions, performances, cultural events and an artist in residency program.

We are very grateful to exist as an inclusive community space dedicated to arts and culture on Shxixnetun, the un-surrendered ancestral territories of Penelakut, Lamalcha, Hwitslum, Coast Salish Peoples of Galiano - Lelum Sar Augh Ta Naogh First Nation, and other Hul’qumi’num and SENCOTEN speaking peoples, as well as the ceded territories of Tsawwassen First Nation. We look forward to gather, learn, create and share together as communities for generations to come. 

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 story of the "Yellow house"

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 arts centre, founded in 2017 and it was registered as a BC Society in 2019.


Aside from the original house, The spaces today include "The Makery" a purpose-built Workshop / presentation space, the outdoor amphitheatre / stage area and ramps that supports access in-between. 

Please consider supporting us by volunteering, becoming a member and donating! All donations supports accessible community arts programming for all ages.

Yellowhouse Art Centre Society

2517 Sturdies Bay / Galiano Island


Phone 778 918 9302

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