Elevate Arts Festival

CVA is intimately involved in the Comox Valley's premier free family arts event - Elevate Arts Festival, which happens in the first week of June.

2017 marks the 6th annual Elevate, and we couldn't be prouder of the work done by the dedicated and inspired team of volunteers to create it.

Elevate was created by a group of friends (old and new) with a shared passion for community building.

A group of community organizers, administrators, event junkies, musicians, chefs, artists, poets, parents, teachers, facilitators, engineers,  activists, writers, marketing mavens, youth and business owners.  They work by consensus and do it while juggling life, kids, families, volunteer commitments, our businesses and our careers. They all do it as volunteers.

And, although they don’t always agree, but they're all on the same page about creating something unique, and community driven, and egalitarian.

Being all about “the commons’ – the streets, alleys, parks, art, creativity, energy and joy that exists outside the realm of “ownership” is a big part of the Elevate philosophy. Shared values about kindness and inclusion, social justice, the environment, gender and sexuality, youth engagement, barrier free access to art, culture and recreation and our individual and shared responsibility in evolving our communities and civilization.

Above all it is guided by love.

Visit www.ElevateTheArts.com for all you need to know!