People shopping at the craft fair. Photo submitted

CVAG Winter Program and craft fair open every day until Christmas

The Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Winter Program is underway, and includes additional Sunday hours for the Annual Christmas Craft Fair until Dec. 24.

CVAG’s Winter Program includes the 43 annual Christmas Craft Fair, an exhibition by Denman Island-based artist Cynthia Minden in the CVAG Window Gallery, and a display of the design brief for art in the new North Island Hospital in the CVAG Community Space.

Throughout the program, CVAG has an all-ages artmaking station set up. Materials are provided, and people are welcome anytime to take a break from shopping and create their own art.

The Winter Program officially opened Dec. 1 with a reception, artist talk and a cake party to honour CVAG’s volunteers.

The annual craft fair features the work of more than 80 local and regional artists. This is the Comox Valley’s largest and longest-running Christmas Craft Fair.

The fair will run until Dec. 24. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

The Winter Program also features look over look, Cynthia Minden’s new installation of sculptures and mobiles. It will be presented in CVAG’s Window Gallery until Jan. 5.

look over look explores how people look, look over and overlook many prescient things in their lives.

Minden has explored woven form, mixed media and assemblage for many years. She often combines found objects and gathered natural materials in an examination of the human footprint on ecology.

CVAG is actively recruiting more volunteers, especially to help with the craft fair. If you would like to participate, call (250) 338-6211, e-mail gallery@comoxvalleyartgallery.com, or drop by the gallery at 580 Duncan Ave.

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