We provide a variety of programs, from the Film Fest to Youth and Indigenous Connections, to Exhibitions, Performances, and our Tank Murals. We’re proud of our partnerships with local non-profits and charities, and we are ever working to enhance our support of all the arts on Hornby.

As an example of the work we do to bring our community together, below is a call for participation in our first exhibition after the construction of the Arts Centre is complete:

On March 13th, 2020, life changed for us in Canada and the world. The pandemic was declared and our lives, as we had been living them, became unmoored. Many of us felt a great sense of disorientation, we lost context, some of us lost jobs, we became distanced from families, the rest of the world and even ourselves.

And still, here we are, present, finding and making meaning. 

For some of us on Hornby, the past months have brought a renewed sense of what is most important: true friendship, unbreakable bonds, protecting loved ones, maintaining equanimity, and finding belonging. Others have felt profound disorientation, a dissociative relationship with their own lives, and a need to reestablish deep values and connections. 

HIAC invites you to focus these felt responses to the pandemic into making work to show in our very first opening exhibition in the new Art Centre. All work, large or tiny, professional or recreational, will be accepted. This is a non-juried, community exhibition open to all residents of Hornby Island. Mentorships will be available for novice artists, youth, and anyone who would like to discuss approaches to new work. 

All work shown must have been made in 2021, or late 2020 and must have been made in response to this theme. Conceptual, digital, performance, and new media work are also encouraged. 

For inquiries, call Rachelle Chinnery: 5-3444  

Performing Artists should contact Andrew Mark: executivedirector [at]