• elevate mural 2013participatory art
  • 7 Story Circus Red Silkscircus in the streets
  • artists at workkids and chalk abandon
  • Bella Muerteskulls and stones
  • Portals & Thresholds 1join this year's portal installation project
  • Andy MacDougall's Silkscreeningtry your hand at printmaking
  • downtown diversity muralinclusive, barrier-free arts & culture
  • elevate in chalksomething for everyone
  • dad at the chalk wall
  • student improv
  • em.ash at the bazaarspinning beats to shop by
  • piano on 5thmobile music
  • Johnny Waffelz at Elevatestreet art with purpose
  • elevate underground2not your usual craft bazaar
  • kids stuff in Alley 1great kids activities
  • Portals & Thresholds 2bring out your inner space geek - join the portal installation project
  • Luxotica Fire Spinningwe have fire!
  • Live painting and other art creationvisual arts galore
  • vesta fire 2013and more fire!
  • the elevate lampmysteries revealed
  • More 7 Story Circushang around with us
  • simms alley 2012critical mass in our alleys
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Welcome to the 3rd annual Elevate Arts Festival!

We’re a bunch of cultural activists, community organizers, local professionals, creative spirits, businesses and friends who have joined forces to produce a festival from the heart! We are looking forwards to celebrating art, culture and community with you this June 4th-7th in the heart of Courtenay.

We’re all about breaking down barriers between culture producers and culture creators and using art and culture as a way to re-imagine our communities as dynamic, green, thriving and interconnected places. We’re all about barrier free, boundary pushing and collaborative opportunities to engage with art and culture.

Please join us!


Explore what we’re doing this year - click here for lists of performers, activities, events & exhibits.

Join us on facebook to share your inspiration, ideas & experiences… (or email info@elevatethearts.com)