It’s our 50th!

Make a Splash with us!

Watch this page for all the things we have planned.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Comox Valley Arts (the Comox Valley Community Arts Council).

Join us for a series of special events on Saturday, April 1st, sponsored by Peninsula Co-op!

Youth take the stage at The Union Street Grotto from 2pm to 4pm, sharing an eclectic mix of talent at the Youth Music Showcase. This event is by donation.

And our cornerstone event, ‘Building the HeART of Community- 50 Years in the Making’, an Arts Gala & Showcase, opens at Florence Filberg Centre at 7pm.

This celebration and fundraiser offers an exciting showcase of arts with favourite local performance  groups, a silent auction of original painted gumboots, appies by As You Like It catering, sweet treats, fancy cocktails, and other surprises! It's a great excuse to get dressed up, but jeans are ok, too!

The evening culminates with a dance party at 10pm with DJ Skian and Mister Luke...   for those who would like to celebrate into the night!

For tickets and further information:

Making a splash! 50 years of arts in the valley.

In 1967’s summer of love, as colour and art were bursting onto ‘the scene’, a visionary group of arts activists looked into the Comox Valley’s future and got to work. By incorporating the Comox Valley Community Arts Council, they ignited an organization that has brought an unending train of arts events and fostered some of the Valley’s most treasured artists and cultural institutions. In celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2017, Comox Valley Arts is lookingRead More -->

The Gumboot Project

Gumboots are out in the community! From aspiring to professional, families, schools and community organizations, your Arts Council invites you to participate in a fun and engaging art project which will see 50 painted gumboots displayed in shop windows, organization foyers, and other found spaces around the Comox Valley to 'kick off' our 50th anniversary in 2017. ALL These boots are up for auction at our Arts Gala & Showcase on April 1 at FilbergRead More -->

CVArts Mixer! Join us!

SAVE THE DATE! Kick off Comox Valley Arts' 50th Anniversary year by dropping in to meet your fellow members, board & staff... A great opportunity to share & learn about what Comox Valley Arts DOES, what we've helped to create in the valley over the past 50 years, and where we hope to go in the NEXT 50! Plus you can sign up to help out! or become a member! or BOTH! Tuesday, January 24,Read More -->

Huge Thank You's to our community for helping us to raise over $3000 in our first ever online auction!

Please take a moment to see who helped! 

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Comox Valley Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Cette initiative est rendue possible grâce au Fonds communautaire pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada, qui est une collaboration entre Comox Valley Community Foundation, les fondations communautaires canadiennes, le gouvernement du Canada et des leaders extraordinaires de l’Atlantique au Pacifique à l’Arctique.


In addition, we are grateful for support from: