The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) has partnered with the Comox Valley Arts
Council to exhibit the talent and vision of local artists with creations based on the
theme “Life on the Edge”, works related to living on Northern Vancouver Island.

“As a gateway to the community the Comox Valley Airport provides an
opportunity to showcase the beauty of the region to locals and visitors alike. It is
hoped the new exhibit will enhance our guest’s experience, while providing
accessible exposure to the considerable passenger traffic for the artists, a true
win/win situation.” says Fred Bigelow, CEO at YQQ.

Comox Valley Arts Board Director Sharon LaLonde helped adjudicate the show,
and states, “We are very excited about the quality of the art in the 2019, Comox
Valley Airport Show. 80 extraordinary pieces of work were submitted by artists in
the Valley, from which 24 pieces were chosen. The Comox Valley Airport
Commission are committed to showcasing the artists of Vancouver Island and,
for this, we are very grateful.”

The public is welcome to attend the exhibit launch this Friday, November 1st from
3pm to 5pm in the Airport’s Arrivals lounge. Many of the artists will be in
attendance, Luke Blu Guthrie will perform and On the Fly Café has invited some
local suppliers, including Gladstone Brewing and Blue Moon Farm (Raven’s
Moon) to be on hand to sample some Island Good products.

The “Life on the Edge” collection of works will be on display until May, 2020 at
the Airport, or view it online at: www.comoxairport.com/yqq-art-collection .

Erin Neely

Media Contacts, Comox Valley Airport