Comox Valley Art Gallery Newsletter, Nov. 20, 2019


We're offering discounts and open to 9pm as part of Moonlight and Magic


Warm greetings from the Comox Valley Art Gallery.

We're getting ready to open ROOT LOVE, our thematic winter program that incorporates our 45th Annual SHOP:MADE WINTER MARKET, Clea Minaker's installation Physica in the George Sawchuk room, a “live window” exhibition of plants rooting in water, a community plant exchange, and much more. See our website for details.

We are looking for your help to make things happen. If you have non-invasive plants to contribute to our "live window" exhibition, please bring them to the Gallery by 5pm this Saturday.

If you would like to join our dynamic team as a volunteer for our winter exhibition, we would love to hear from you! Please send a message to or call us at 250.338.6211 ext. 1. 

And tickets are on sale now for the Winter 2020 CVAG film series.

There are plenty of activities coming up at CVAG. See below and follow the links for more details.

  • Friday, Nov. 22, we'll be open to 9pm as part of Moonlight and Magic. We'll provide a preview of the SHOP:MADE WINTER MARKET, discounts, refreshments, cookie decorating, and a chance to see the exhibition UNCOVER before it closes on Saturday. Plus Moonlight and Magic will have music and events on the CVAG plaza.
  • Saturday, Nov. 23, is your last chance to see the current exhibition UNCOVER. We will start taking the exhibition down at end of day (5pm).
  • Friday, Nov. 29, we present "Keep Your Money: We Want Change!" -- a screening of films made by participants in the Youth Media Project. It's at the Rotary Room of the Florence Filberg Centre. Doors open at 6:30, screenings start at 7pm.
  • Monday, Dec. 2, is the last day for applications to the next session of the Youth Media Project. To qualify, you must be between 16 to 30 years old, eligible to work in Canada, and facing barriers to employment.
  • Friday, Dec. 6, a vigil to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women will take place at noon on CVAG plaza. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 7, will be the opening reception of our winter program "ROOT LOVE", from 1 to 5pm. The winter program features our 45th annual SHOP:MADE winter market, exhibitions, make art projects and more.
  • Friday, Dec. 20, join us for a community plant exchange and solstice celebration from noon to 9pm. It's all part of our ROOT LOVE thematic convergent winter program.

We'll see you soon at the Comox Valley Art Gallery.


-The CVAG team
Acknowledgements and gratitude

We acknowledge with gratitude that we are located on the unceded traditional territory of the K’omoks First Nation. We recognize the enduring presence of First Nations people on this land.

We are grateful for the financial support we receive from Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, BC Gaming, Government of Canada, Province of BC, City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, and Comox Valley Regional District.

We offer thanks to the Sherwin-Williams Paint Store and staff for donating paint and providing excellent volunteers. Thanks also to Spaces VR for providing space and equipment for creative residencies, Relay Rentals for deliveries and assistance with assembling tents, and other key partners including the McLoughlin Gardens Society, North Island College Department of Fine Art + Design, SD71 Print Shop, ABC Printing and Signs, and Hitec Screen Printing.

We especially thank all of our volunteers, donors, and members.

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