We proudly support, promote and celebrate our local artists in all genres. We do this through fostering a mindset of Arts and Culture first, as the driver of quality of life in our community.

gilakas’la / čɛčɛ haθɛč,
we and our members live, work and play within the unceded territory of the K’ómoks, Ei’ksan and Pentlatch peoples, the traditional keepers of this land.

Photo of our 2016 “Self Portrait” member show – taken  by Sarah Kerr

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We offer various programming and opportunities year-round. See the full range of our ongoing work.

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Resources for Creatives

A curated collection of things we think will help you grow your practice, expand your market, up your skills or meet new people! Some of the links below are affiliate

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Arts & Youth

Our Youth Engagement Program is an important community development tool for connectivity, personal growth, and empowerment of youth, as well as succession and capacity building within the arts community.  

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The arts are intrinsic to life. The arts touch everything. Everyday.

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Our Mission

We support, promote and celebrate our vibrant, inclusive arts community.

Our Vision

The Comox Valley Community Arts Council works to facilitate and animate arts and culture in the community. Through our involvement in a wide variety of cultural activities, workshops, events, festivals, exhibition spaces, seasonal programs, and support of members groups, we actively educate and promote the Comox Valley as a creative and dynamic arts producing center.

Creating Community

Since 1965, the Comox Valley Community Arts Council has acted as an advocate for emerging arts and culture in the Comox Valley. We serve the community – inviting artists of all kinds to participate in our events and providing support to those who are pursuing higher artistic excellence.

Who do we serve?

Ultimately, we serve our community. Our membership is comprised of artists of all disciplines, and is open to anyone. Although we are often viewed as visual-art centric, we absolutely welcome and embrace creators in every genre. From a community perspective, we see our position as one of an umbrella – assisting and supporting the myriad other arts groups and individuals who have chosen the Comox Valley as their muse.

Upcoming AROUND THE VALLEY: classes, events, and more...

Looking After a Legacy: Through the Grains of Cedar

Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery is honoured to present “Looking After a Legacy: Through the Grains of Cedar”, an art exhibition from September 3rd, 2022 to December 31st,

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Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery, 2926 Back Road, Courtenay, BC, V9N 9G9
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Fall Art Courses at North Island College

Fine Art Course Listing for Fall 2022

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Professional Development for Artists, Part 4: How It Sounds

The fourth in a series of four Professional Development for Artists seminars, hosted by the Campbell River Art Gallery and the Campbell River Arts Council. Facilitated by Dazed & Confucius, this seminar

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Sean Reilly & Elaine Prodor Art Opening

An exciting exhibit of colourful, contemporary art will be featured at The Gallery @ Weird Church, opening October 1 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Comox Valley Artists Sean Reilly

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Weird Church, 2688 Penrith Ave
Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Canada
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Playing with Watercolour

Need to loosen up? Come play with mark-making in this watercolour class. We will focus on broadening your repertoire of watercolour techniques through different types of brushwork and unconventional mark

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Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA
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gilakas’la / čɛčɛ haθɛč,

Many thanks to our core funders & Partners

Comox Valley Arts – Your Community Arts Council since 1967
Registered Canadian Charity #118871300RR0001

[email protected]  250.334.2983