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

Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society

Representing: Chemainus
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
Cowichan Valley Arts Council

Cowichan Valley Arts Council

Representing: Duncan, North Cowichan, Cowichan Station, Glenora, Cowichan Bay
The purpose of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council is to encourage and foster appreciation of the broad spectrum of arts and culture in the Cowichan Valley Region (CVRD), by serving artists and residents through advocacy, by building connections and partnerships and by enhancing both exposure to and participation in arts and culture. It is a member-driven community arts council, which embraces many annual projects: the annual Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show; the Teeny Tiny Artworks show; Verse and Vision and the Youth Outreach Program (YOP) as well as workshops and speakers and a variety of shows throughout the year exhibited in the two galleries managed by CVAC.
Cowichan South Arts Guild Society

Cowichan South Arts Guild Society

Representing: Cobble Hill, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake
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

Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society

Representing: Lake Cowichan, Honeymoon Bay, Youbou, Mesachie Lake
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Arts and culture council serving the Town of Lake Cowichan, Honeymoon Bay, Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls, Youbou, Meade Creek and Caycuse.
The Art Council of Ladysmith and District

The Art Council of Ladysmith and District

Representing: Ladysmith, Cedar
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Welcome to the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery home to the Ladysmith & District Arts Council. We are a community volunteer run gallery located in the heart of Ladysmith, BC. We received charity status a few months ago. We host monthly exhibitions with a variety of themes and we rent out our beautiful space to other arts groups and artists. Supporting local artists is important to us, we look to artists in the community of Ladysmith and surrounding to fill our gift shop and shows. Membership is required to participate in our monthly exhibitions and in our fine art show that happens ever two years. In 2017, the gallery welcomed over 11,000 residents and visitors. From January to August of 2018, we have already had 10,000 people walk through the gallery. Located minutes from downtown, and transfer beach, the gallery overlooks the water and marina. If your in the area, please stop by for a visit. You won’t be disappointed!
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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.

The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division