Arts & Entertainment

Cvag Hosts Virtual Make Art Saturdays Throughout May

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is inviting people of all ages to join artist Anne Steves for virtual Make Art Saturdays that are taking place throughout the month of May.

Every Saturday this month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. , you can make your own collage alongside Steves via zoom.

People are welcome to drop in any time, and stay for as little or as much time as they like.

Members’ Spring Show at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will host its Members’ Spring Show and Sale from April 29 to May 22, 2021. A wide range of styles from both emerging and professional artists will be displayed including watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art and sculpture. All work will be available for purchase. The Gallery also offers a wide selection of original greeting cards for sale by local artists.

Visible Labour Is Now Open At The Comox Valley Art Gallery

We are excited to be inviting visitors back into our interior exhibition space after an intense week of cleaning up. As you may have heard, a fire was set outside our lower level garage 9 days ago. It happened very early in the morning, before our staff arrived. No one was hurt, and damage was minor thanks to the quick response of the Courtenay Fire Department and City Hall staff.

Visible Labour Is Now Open At The Comox Valley Art Gallery

Visible Labour Is Now Open At The Comox Valley Art Gallery

We are excited to be inviting visitors back into our interior exhibition space after an intense week of cleaning up. As you may have heard, a fire was set outside our lower level garage 9 days ago. It happened very early in the morning, before our staff arrived. No one was hurt, and damage was minor thanks to the quick response of the Courtenay Fire Department and City Hall staff.

Pandemic Diaries

Pandemic Diaries

“ A story about how even through the scariest times you can find friendship in the
most unlikely people.” – Adelie

Brushworks Painters Featured At The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery

Brushworks Painters Featured At The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is located at 1729 Comox Avenue in Comox. The Gallery is currently open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 am-2:00 pm with COVID protocols in place. Gallery capacity is limited to six people at a time.

Youth Media Project Call /  “Walk With Me” Program Events

Youth Media Project Call / “Walk With Me” Program Events

It has been powerfully moving to see the way people are coming together with the events scheduled every Wednesday and Saturday, as part of our program “Walk With Me / uncovering the human dimensions of the overdose crisis.” If you have yet to partake in one of the “Story Walks” at the gallery, please visit the schedule of events for more information and to reserve your space.

World Community Moves Online for Film and AGM

World Community Moves Online for Film and AGM

Even before Covid 19 emerged, many people were isolating from one another, and because of this, facing another kind of health crisis that affects all of us. This timely documentary invites us to reflect on the importance of relationships we have with those around us.

‘Walk With Me’ Fall Program Open

‘Walk With Me’ Fall Program Open

This multi-faceted project encompasses a range of events and activities each day the Gallery is open. The audio and interactive artwork created throughout the project can be visited at any time, and all are encouraged to join in on one of our daily Story Walks or supplementary activities such as food-sharing, panels, and discussions – as they provide a way for us to think and talk about the stories and insights being shared.

Walk With Me

Walk With Me

We welcome you to walk with us – as we journey through the intimate aspects of a crisis that has deeply impacted our community – in pursuit of meaningful change. The artwork and audio created through this project can be visited: September 30 – November 21 2020 (with the exception of closure on November 11th) Wednesdays + Saturdays / 10am – 4:30pm

COVID protocols will be followed.

Films of change by local youth will be live-streamed Saturday

Films of change by local youth will be live-streamed Saturday

The Sid will host two sets of live presentations at 3pm and 7pm tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 19. The live event is by invite only to respect COVID protocols, but they will also live stream the presentation. Visit the Sid’s website to see these works.

Last Call To See Time Of Things

Last Call To See Time Of Things

We have been honoured to host the powerful exhibition TIME OF THINGS in these extraordinary times. The exhibition will be up for only one more day, and we invite you to experience (or re-experience) this while you can. Masks and physical distancing are required. Bring your own mask or use one that we provide.

Shop:Made Re-Opens

Shop:Made Re-Opens

We are so pleased that starting this Wednesday, CVAG’s SHOP:MADE will re-open. Check out this selection of locally made, high quality and carefully crafted items when you come to see the exhibition “The Time of Things”, which closes Sept. 11.

Pearl Ellis Gallery presents 43rd Anniversary Members’ Show

Pearl Ellis Gallery presents 43rd Anniversary Members’ Show

In 1977 a small group of artists, inspired and lead by Comox artist Pearl Ellis, formed to establish an arts centre to display and promote study of the arts under the name of Comox Arts Society. In 1980, with interest increasing, it was renamed the Filberg Gallery Association and located on the lower floor of what was then the public library in Comox. As the art community in the Comox Valley continued to develop, volunteers founded what is now the Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Arts in 2005. The Gallery is now located upstairs at the same location with the entrance on Comox Avenue.