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Summernight Markets are the place to be!

If you haven’t made it yet, get yourself to the Downtown Courtenay Summernight Markets! Produced by Comox Valley Arts, and wonderfully supported by Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association, 97.3 The Eagle, Peninsula Co-op and What’s on Digest Comox Valley, it’s a fun addition to the incredible summer schedule available here in the the Valley! Located at the corner of England Ave & 5th Street, you’ll find a great array of arts, crafts, independent and local business vendors as well as some food, great music, and unique community-sourced demonstrations. Every Friday, from 4-9pm… now til September 7! Coming up… August...

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Got Your Ticket to Win It?

A new, fun, and potentially lucrative way to support the arts in the valley… Get a $10 ticket in Comox Valley Arts new BIG 50/50 draw! Only 3000 tickets available, so the odds are great, and if all the tickets sell, the winner will take home $15,000 just in time for the holidays. Tickets are available online throughout BC (open to BC residents purchasing in BC only), or by email. Draw date is November 20, 2018. Why support the arts? And Comox Valley Arts in particular? Because the Arts support the incredible quality of life we enjoy here. Visual,...

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Galleries popping up all over!

Since the closing of The Muir Gallery several years ago, Comox Valley Arts has been looking for innovative ways to overcome the lack of gallery space to feature the collective work of local artists. The valley is home to an innumerable number of artists (touted as the highest per capital in North America) with lots of art, and the funds to operate gallery space are not in our budget right now. “Without a gallery, it’s challenging to showcase the vast and diverse talent of our community artists,” said Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director of Comox Valley Arts. “For over 50 years,...

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Central Island Studio Tour has something for everyone… and then some.

The sixth incarnation of Comox Valley Arts’ Central Island Studio Tour is coming up May 26 & 27 – with over 100 artists spaces open between Parksville and Campbell River. All participating studios are open from 10am-6pm both days, and no appointments are necessary. Grab some friends and go explore! Carpooling is encouraged. Studio artists include both established and well-known artists – folks who sell their work around the world and are collected in public and private galleries – as well as emerging and experimenting artists who have either just begun their careers or are perhaps shifting to a...

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Launch of a new education series for the entrepreneurial artist.

Comox Valley Arts launches a series of courses for the entrepreneurial artist called Business Sense for Makers and Creators, running through April and May 2018! Three different sets of workshops cover a myriad of marketing and business-building skills and strategies that will give new and established artists a boost in confidence and competence promoting their work. “Providing education to help advance and bring attention to our members is an important part of our mandate and vision” says Kera McHugh, Membership & Community Development coordinator. “We’re very happy to be partnering with local and ‘from-away’ facilitators to offer this new series.”...

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Upcoming Events

Sep
22
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9:00 am Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Each Saturday features a delicious recipe from the North Island Chefs Association – and of course all of the wonderful local producers of vegetables, meats, baking, preserves, fish and more! See you at the Native[...]
Sep
29
Sat
9:00 am Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Each Saturday features a delicious recipe from the North Island Chefs Association – and of course all of the wonderful local producers of vegetables, meats, baking, preserves, fish and more! See you at the Native[...]

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