CVAC’s youth program has several components – student-directed groups, instructional programs, mentorship and an art show – all intended to encourage and enrich young artists.

By providing opportunities to students (either high school or university level), we create real world opportunities for today’s emerging talent and students can hone their craft alongside experienced and engaged artists.

Art Space (after school)

Thursdays (4 – 6:30 pm)

Art Space is an open invitation to students (13 to 19) who wish to nurture their creativity. We will co-design our activities and take inspiration from nature, our community, our dreams, visions, and challenges. The Cowichan Valley Arts Council studio offers materials to explore colour, form, and textures in a safe, respectful environment to work in teams or individually.

Youth Art Show

Every spring, CVAC hosts a major show for students offering a chance to display their works in a professional gallery setting.

Mentorship Program

For students 14 years and over wishing to develop their visual, literary, technical or performing arts practices.

How does it work? Mentors are professional artists and artisan members of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council who have experience and insight and are willing to work to inspire individual students.

Receive mentorship support from the Cowichan Valley Arts Council.including a free one-year membership to CVAC, a mentorship meeting with an artist, small group activities, and a chance to exhibit work in the annual student art show

The program is sponsored by the family of Dale Nigel Goble through sales of the late Cowichan Valley artist’s prints HERE

To Apply: Contact



Gallery, Annex & Studio
Cowichan Community Centre,
Main Floor
2687 James Street
Duncan, B.C., V9L 2X5

HOURS Monday to Friday – 11 am – 4 pm
Saturday – 12 pm- 4 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

All CVAC shows are FREE & open to the public. We gladly accept donations

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