Comox Valley Art Gallery will delight your senses

If you're tired out from all the outdoor activities the Comox Valley has to offer—and even if you're not — the Comox Valley Art Gallery has a wide array of art to delight your senses.

Ahn Le is the curator of the Comox Valley Art Gallery in downtown Courtenay.

Ahn Le is the curator of the Comox Valley Art Gallery in downtown Courtenay.

If you’re tired out from all the outdoor activities the Comox Valley has to offer—and even if you’re not — the Comox Valley Art Gallery has a wide array of art to delight your senses.

Featuring contemporary, experimental and applied visual arts, CVAG exhibits the work of regional, national and international artists. CVAG also creates opportunities for local artists and artisans to show their work.

Under new curator Ahn Le, who replaced the retired Tony Martin, CVAG encourages artistic expression in all media, and serve as an educational organization presenting contemporary art issues and practices.

This summer, the gallery presents a Wearable Art Show June 16 to 18 among many art exhibits as core offerings. Other events include a fall/winter film series beginning in September at the Rialto Theatre and the Films You Want To See! series with showings June 15, July 20 and Aug. 24 at North Island College’s Stan Hagen Theatre in Courtenay.

In 2005 the gallery moved to the former Courtenay Fire Hall, near the Vancouver Regional Library. This building provides four exhibition galleries, workshop space for educational programming and an environmentally secure archive room.

With its award-winning design, checking out CVAG is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Call 250-338-6211, or visit for details.

Admission is by donation. They are located at 580 Duncan Ave. The gallery and gift shop are open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., although CVAG is closed Sundays and statutory holidays.

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