Community Portal to the Arts

Since 1971, the Cowichan Valley Arts Council has enriched the community through art by presenting and promoting over 25 shows a year featuring work by Vancouver Island artists. This arts hub is also a space for youth and adults to learn and participate.


The galleries showcase art by professional and emerging artists and the studio space is a hub for learning.

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - October 24 @ 8:30 pm

Art Dabble

$130.00 – $150.00


CVAC’s community galleries and studio are available for rent. We offer marketing and curatorial support to ensure success.


New Managing Director Named

The Cowichan Valley Arts Council welcomes Elizabeth Croft to the managing director’s seat on March 20, to manage two galleries and an array of programs and

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Youth Arts Awards Announced

The Cowichan Valley Arts Council handed out awards for some outstanding work by young artists (ages 13-21) at the opening event for the annual youth art

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A Vibrant Community

As a not-for-profit community art gallery and studio, CVAC showcases established artists, and welcomes new talent to the space. It is the involvement of our Cowichan Valley community that enables us to strive for excellence. Consider becoming a CVAC member (you don’t have to be an artist) or join our volunteer group to help curate, host or serve on a committee. Bring your work experience skills and learn new ones. And consider making a donation. By investing in the arts at the local level, you can directly impact the quality of our programming and the community outreach.

Thanks to our supporters