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#creativitycounts and Arts & Culture MATTER in our community.

Arts and Culture enhance every part of our lives, benefiting us socially, educationally, and economically. Comox Valley Arts, your Community Arts Council, estimates approximately 5,000 creative workers reside in the Comox Valley. Our region is rich with events and opportunities for engaging and broadening our personal creativity: festivals with thousands of attendees; theatre, museums and galleries; poetry nights; dances; choirs; maker labs; circuses; classes, workshops and more. There is no denying that Arts and Culture are significant contributors towards our quality of life, tourism, and a key economic driver both locally, and across the Province. The ArtsVoteBC website states...

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Mama G’s Storytime Road Show coming to Cumberland

A FUN FILLED ONE (WO)MAN SHOW FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Direct from the UK, Mama G is bringing her brand new show exclusively to Cumberland! Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow combines pantomime, drag and the traditional art of storytelling to spread the message of being who you are and loving who you want. Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow aims to introduce the themes of equality and self acceptance to young audiences and their families. The performance is a fabulous mix of stories, songs and audience participation. There may even be a twerking competition – so get practicing! Since starting her unique brand...

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Biz Sense for Creatives – Fall 2018 edition!

Comox Valley Arts launches their fall series of courses for the entrepreneurial artist – Business Sense for Creatives. Nine different workshops cover everything you need to know about digital marketing, social media and selling your work. This series will give new and established creators a boost in confidence and competence promoting their creative products – applicable for any artform  from painting to music to writing to photography to pottery. “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...

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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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Upcoming Events

9:00 am Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Nov 24 @ 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[...]
5:30 pm VIU 2018 Seasonal Soiree @ Vancouver Island University - bldg 300 - 900 Fifth Street - Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5
VIU 2018 Seasonal Soiree @ Vancouver Island University - bldg 300 - 900 Fifth Street - Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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