HIVE EMPORIUM is an exciting new cultural bazaar and social hub on Gabriola Island!
Centrally located in the Folklife Village Mall, HIVE EMPORIUM features two floors of retail space, a gallery mezzanine, a coffee bar a mini bookstore and a venue open to a wide variety of events. The store features a range of merchandise: clothing, pottery, textiles, jewellery, bodycare, books, glassware, leather and woodcraft, CD’s, home design, curios, collectibles and locally crafted artisan products.
We look forward to working with Gabriola artists, artisans as well as engaging in creative collaborations from off island. We invite you to drop in, or drop us a line to let us know whats on your mind or ideas you may have.
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TOP BAR HIVE CAFE
The Great Gabriola Art Shuffle!
OFF THE WALL
HIVE Emporium is offering up a unique opportunity for Gabriolan art lovers to review and renew their art objects.
This is a call to all those who have wanted to declutter, divest, and make room in their homes by giving an opportunity to others to give your much loved works of art another life in a new home!
Perhaps the shelf life of your collection has expired, doesn’t match the décor or some pieces just simply need to go. Spring is here and if you are feeling the compulsion to purge objects in your surroundings, this is your chance!
HIVE Emporium Gallery will host the pieces you bring in from March 28th - April14th.
During that time hundreds of people will get the chance to peruse and buy works that may be completely fresh to them.
Here are the guidelines:
1) Painting, sculpture, photography and small installation works will be the principle media accepted.
2) Normal commission rates apply - 60/40 split (for the seller)
3) Anonymity, or not, is your choice.
4) If they do not sell over the 3 weeks, seller agrees to take back the work.
5) Emphasis is on original work – up to 4 items.
6) Adjudication and consideration of price will take place upon arrival.
7) Bring your pieces in from Wed thru Sat, or send jpegs to - Store - 250-325-1948.
Roisin Adams - Keyboards
Elisa Thorn - Harp
Skye Brooks - Drums/percussion
Lyle Hopkins - Acoustic Bass
Friday April 5th - 7PM - Tickets $15
Hildegard’s Ghost exists in the realm of sonic cinema - exploring musical landscapes and sounds at a moment’s notice. Each tune a story, they implore you to look into their ethereal worlds in a marriage of electro-acoustic jazz tinged compositions and improvisations. Their explorations of narrative structure bends the imagination – and the limits of their instruments – but never lose connection with the song’s beating heart.
Gather N Stitch
Every Tuesday 2-4pm
HIVE has an ongoing tradition and gathering of fibre and textile artists and enthusiasts who gather weekly to create and share their work together - bring whatever fibre-based project or just your curiosity! $2 donation
Mon -Thurs 9 - 5pm
Fri & Sat 10 am - 6pm
Sunday 11 am - 4pm
Stat Holidays - Open 10a.m.