ABOUT US

COME FOR THE
ART. STAY FOR
THE EXPERIENCE.

Mission statement: The purpose of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council is to enrich community through the lens of arts and culture.

The Cowichan Valley Arts Council infuses art and culture into the lives and aspirations of our community. As a not-for-profit community art gallery and studio, we showcase established artists, and welcome new talent to our space. From world-class exhibitions, to workshops, meetings and guest speakers, no matter what it is you’re drawn to, there is much to be found here.

Founded in 1979, we have grown from a small local gallery, to a dynamic facility, that includes a Gallery, Annex and Studio space. While we have evolved, what remains the same is our purpose – to make the arts accessible to all.

We are a close-knit community of Board Members, staff, artisans, and patrons, bolstered by the support of our volunteers who work tirelessly to turn a vision into reality.

We believe in the extraordinary potential of the arts to enrich and engage a community.

“Art speaks to people in many different ways. It’s deeply personal. That’s what makes it so interesting and so powerful.”

Meet The Team

Thanks to Our
Valued
Supporters

As a charitable not-for-profit, all of our programs at CVAC rely on supporters to make them happen. This includes government grants, all variety of donations, accommodation of office space and gallery spaces and sponsorships from individuals and businesses, as well as many in-kind contributions.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation goes to the following:

“Through art and culture we illuminate inner lives, encourage new ways of thinking and inspire spectacular potential.”
- Janet Magdanz, CVAC Board