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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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CV Arts marks 50 with gala, dance party

Energized board is celebrating the past, looking to future The founders looked into the future and saw the arts potential of the Comox Valley. Now, half a century later, the Valley is famed for its artistic backbone, and Comox Valley Arts (the region’s Community Arts Council) is celebrating. The group is marking its 50-year anniversary in a big way April 1, starting with a youth showcase and moving into a live art and visual art gala and dance party at the Florence Filberg Centre. “We’re really excited to present this event,” says Anna Rambow, president of the CV Arts...

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all-day Courtenay Little Theatre’s A Chr... @ Sid Williams Theatre
Courtenay Little Theatre’s A Chr... @ Sid Williams Theatre
Dec 22 – Dec 31 all-day
Presented by Courtenay Little Theatre Experience Charles Dickens’ classic story as a musical this Christmas season! Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol intending to “open his readers’ hearts and to encourage practical benevolence” . This musical[...]
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Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
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9:00 am Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
Dec 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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