The dark belly of the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay is host to a ‘craft fair with a twist’ this Saturday December 14th from 9 am till 5 pm.… More » »
The Elevate Arts team and Union Street Grill’s The Grotto present a winter concert series!
A full month of regular gigs featuring amazing local artists! This is a wonderfully intimate setting, with great food, to boot!… More » »
Not your ordinary christmas craft fair!
Join us again this year as crafters, artists, and independent creators of all things curiously bizarre and whimsically strange descend upon the Lower Native Sons Hall for Winter Bazaar 2013!… More » »
Boundary Pushing Spoken Word 8-29-13 at the Grotto
The Comox Valley is gearing up to welcome Spoken Word that crackles, rumbles and creates tiny, unbearably stimulating explosions in your psyche.… More » »
The 2nd annual Elevate Art Festival has arrived and things are heating up
…(both the weather and the energy) for a cultural critical mass in the heart of the Comox Valley! … More » »
The 2nd annual Elevate Arts Festival is just around the corner
…and Downtown Courtenay is set to be transformed into a cultural kaleidoscope of live music, art, craft, poetry, participatory art, media projects, projections, tattoos, dj’s, puppets, spoken word, dance, fire and urban reclamation.… More » »
Join us for a big community orientation and volunteer/participant sign up for Elevate 2013!
All confirmed volunteers, creative participants and new volunteers are invited to come down to get the scoop, or sign up for their little piece of the elevate action. … More » »
The countdown is on for the 2nd annual Elevate Arts Festival and culture lovers of all kinds should mark the dates and plan to spend time in the heart of Courtenay for 5 days of music, dance, art, media, puppets, fire, verse, circus, choirs, workshops, crafts, kids stuff, fiddles and so much more!… More » »
* New streamlined submission process! (as of May 17/13)
New Elevate The Arts contest getting big-screen treatment
“A photograph is not an accident – it is a concept. … More » »
Something special happened last May in the streets & alleys of Downtown Courtenay.
Seemingly out of nowhere, a grassroots arts and culture festival was born. With over 22 venues and over 250 performers and artists spread across alleyways, restaurants, plazas, halls and cafes, it was an event that certainly caught the attention and interest of the community.… More » »
We’re super excited… the core team has been meeting, planning, scheming and dreaming since December, and the ideas & visions are beginning to take shape!
New folks have joined us to champion some special projects, and we’ve got amazing opportunities for artisans, performers & creators to share, demonstrate, sell and extend their offerings.… More » »
If you are looking for that quirky, unusual or challenging gift for that special someone this Christmas the Elevate Winter Bazaar is the perfect destination this weekend.… More » »
Elevate Winter Bazaar seeks Curious Crafts and Unusual Art.
Crafters, artists and independent creators of all things curiously bizarre and whimsically strange are invited to apply to be part of the Elevate Winter Bazaar, a craft fair with an twist brought to you by the Elevate consortium.… More » »
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Downtown Courtenay is a gem among downtowns.
A large factor in deciding to create Elevate The Arts was to energize & animate downtown Courtenay to support it’s existence.… More » »