As the darkest time of the year approaches the Comox Valley Art Gallery has many opportunities to offer. We invite you check out the art and artful things created by 50 plus local artists participating in the 44th Winter Art Market (WAM) at CVAG.

Plan to join us for the WAM Launch and Celebration event on Saturday, December 1st. Bring along family and friends to participate in community make art projects, and to attend special CVAG events like the Youth Media Project’s screening of short films on December 14.

Artist Nadine Bariteau needs plastic bags for her creative research. When you visit CVAG bring your plastic bags and deposit them in the container in the gallery’s entrance.

At this  busy time of year, we invite you to join us at CVAG as we pause with community partners, The Comox Valley Transition Society and Honouring Our Sisters, on December 6 at noon for the annual vigil that remembers women lost to acts of violence.
 
Here’s a quick list of SPECIAL dates and times to help with planning to take in CVAG happenings in December.
 
WAM : WINTER ART MARKET
NOV  23 ­–  DEC 26   WAM : WINTER ART MARKET  10AM – 5PM
                                   44th Annual / 50+ Artists
DEC 1                        WINTER ART MARKET LAUNCH 
                                  CELEBRATION + SALE  12 – 2PM
DEC 21 + 22              WAM extended hours   10AM – 7PM
DEC 23 + 24              WAM shorter days  10AM – 3 PM
DEC 25                      closed
DEC 26                      WAM SALE – visitors 10% off / members 15% off
 
COMMUNITY MAKE ART PROJECTS Saturdays in December 11AM – 3PM
All ages make + take art-making events
DEC 1                        HONOURING THE LIGHT
                                   lantern making + artful transparencies
DEC 8                        DIGITAL DRESS UP
                                   staged portraits with props /costumes = take home print
DEC  15                     THE GOLD BUILD ­
                                   imagine + make with an enormous amount of gold stuff
DEC 22                      PRINTED MATTER: CARDS + HANDMADE BOOKS
                                   create, collage, print = gift
 
THE CVAG YOUTH MEDIA PROJECT PRESENTS
DEC 14                      THE DEVIL’S EDIT 
                                   SCREENING EVENT
                                   Short films created by graduating YMP students
                                   Doors open 6:30 PM
                                   Rotary Hall,  Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay
 
CVAG ARTIST ON SITE CREATIVE RESEARCH  
DEC 8 – 15                Nadine Bariteau artist on site GATHER : PLACE
DEC 26 – JAN 1        Nicole Crouch artist on site GATHER : PLACE
 
COMMUNITY EVENTS
DEC 6                        National Day of Remembrance + Action
                                   On Violence Against Women
                                   12 noon
                                   CVAG Plaza / Gather Place
                                   Comox Valley Transition Society + Honouring Our Sisters
                                   + Comox Valley Art Gallery

Visit CVAG’s website to learn more about current offerings, future programming; you can also find past events, exhibitions and copies of CVAG publications.

CVAG programming and events are open to all ages. Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.

We hope to see you at the gallery.

 

The CVAG Team

Comox Valley Art Gallery