Category: A & E

Comox Valley Poet Laureate – Poetry with Purpose

Lawrence J. W. Cooper is the poet laureate of the Comox Valley. He works in conjunction with the Comox Valley Arts Council. Lawrence has two main interests: promoting poetry and developing what he calls Poetry with Purpose. Before his retirement, he was an educational psychologist. He still teaches university entrance psychology courses on line which keeps him up to date on research and trends in psychology. As poet laureate, his goal is to explore the connection between poetry and mental wellness.

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Songs of the Workers

Fill a cup with your favourite beverage, invite your bubble over to join in the fun, kick back and enjoy a night of heartfelt tunes in commemoration of the 35th Miners Memorial in Cumberland BC. Share the facebook event with friends and family and help us build a big beautiful community of music lovers to share this event together Friday night June 19th.

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Rawle James In The Dawg House (Podcast)

Rawle James is a man from Trinidad and Tabago who grew up in Brooklyn. He is an inspirational speaker and poet currently living in Kelowna. In this edition Andrew Davis and Jessica Lightburn talk racism, Black Lives Matter and humanity with him. It also turned out the date this was recorded (June 5) was his 60th birthday!

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Comox Valley Arts Recently Started a Community Gallery

Artists of all types – visual, musical, performing, writing, digital, video – are welcome to share their work for the public to see and hear – and buy. It’s a casual and personal way to engage with local art, spurred by the need to find new ways to connect.

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New Public Artwork By Andy Everson Installed At CVAG

“Because of the Pandemic, we could not have the kind of large public gathering that would normally accompany the unveiling of such a significant work of art,” said CVAG executive director Glen Sanford.

“But we felt it was especially important to share this artwork at this time, so we had virtual event. We will have a full public celebration when the time is right.”

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Pearl Ellis Gallery Closed

In consultation with the Comox Museum Board President and the Town of Comox, it has been decided that the Pearl Ellis Gallery will close its doors effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

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New Tradition Brewing Presents Art for Your Bathroom

New Tradition Brewing will host an opening reception for the exhibition Art for Your Bathroom on Saturday March 14 at 5 p.m.

The exhibition features work by five Comox Valley artists: Travis Curtis, Leah Hodge, Bran Mackie, Gabrielle Moore, and Audrey Smith. Art for Your Bathroom will be up for viewing from March 9 to April 9.

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Film Fundraiser for McLoughlin Gardens

The McLoughlin Gardens Society is postponing their screening of “Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy,” which had been set for April 2nd at the Stan Hagen Theatre. Tickets purchased at local bookstores can be returned for a refund. Tickets purchased online will be refunded directly through Eventbrite. For updates about the McLoughlin Gardens, please visit

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