Sub-Regional Arts Councils
The Cowichan Valley Regional district is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island. Its artists are supported by 5 different local arts councils:
Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society
Arts Council under BC Association of Arts Councils Promotion of Arts, Culture and Entertainment in the Chemainus and Crofton areas. Concerts and music festivals during the summer on the band shell in Waterwheel Park and in other venues during the winter. Band shell rentals. Rainforest Art Gallery open year round at 9781 Willow St. Accepting new artists. Programs regarding First Nations culture and reconciliation, youth programming are in development
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Cowichan South Arts Guild Society
This new society is devoted to promoting and presenting the arts of all sorts in Cobble Hill, Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake.
Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society
Arts and culture council serving the Town of Lake Cowichan, Honeymoon Bay, Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls, Youbou, Meade Creek and Caycuse.
Arts Council of Ladysmith and District
As of 2019, the Arts Council of Ladysmith and District has been temporarily relocated to 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith BC. This location only houses our office and classroom. Our hours as of 2023 are Monday to Thursday, 10 AM to 3 PM. Please call ahead before visiting: 250-245-1252. More information about the arts council including programming, classes and events can be found on our website www.ladysmitharts.ca
For artwork, visit our new gallery and boutique at 32 High St. Ladysmith.