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Anita Kalnay

Anita Kalnay is a Natural Perfume Artist. She has been a visual artist all her life and a Registered Aromatherapist for 20 years. Natural Perfumes …Read on →

Madeleine Wood

I live and work on Ships Point in Fanny Bay with my partner and cat. I studied at Emily Carr Institute and Concordia University completing …Read on →

Brenda Johima

With expertise in graphic design, social media and online marketing, Brenda Johima is is owner of JOHIMA Social Media + Marketing, and is excited to …Read on →

Corwin Fox

Corwin Fox is a Canadian songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has been hailed as “a shining light in Canadian roots music” by Doug Cox (artistic …Read on →

North Island College / Emily Carr Fine Arts

With innovative programs, modern studios, and commercial-quality equipment, NIC’s Fine Arts programs help creative students develop skills and discover their unique artistic style. Students can …Read on →

Charlotte Hood-Tanner

I have been creating art all of my life. After high school, I enrolled and completed the Fine Arts Foundation program at Capilano College. I …Read on →

Super String Jam

Bring your strings and get jammin!  Sid Williams Plaza at Noon -  and other Elevate performers will lead all comers with their strings in a simple, …Read on →

TheatreWorks

TheatreWorks has been entertaining and educating students and audiences with their unique and original material for 20 years. TheatreWorks invites you to a sneak peek …Read on →

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson has been a musical fixture in the Comox Valley for many years both as a player in numerous local bands and as the …Read on →

Roger Helfrick (Harps & Tattoos)

I am a professional vocalist and harpist living in Courtenay since the Fall of 2007. Starting my professional career in 1994, I have performed concerts …Read on →

Mark Thoem

not to much to tell… i have been located in the valley since 1982…. had a glorious job and career with the canadain coast guard…. …Read on →

Robert Moon

Robert pours 40 years of loving the Arts into his silver jewelry each piece is unique. One of the most experienced artists in the valley …Read on →

Karen Day

Karen Day (aka: The Pink Witch) has been disturbing people with her art all her life. dark, gothic, weird. voodoo or day of the dead. …Read on →

Arcana Dea Dance Company

Arcana Dea Dance Company (formerly known as Blue Lotus) is a dance troupe based in the Comox Valley that perform women’s traditional dances from the …Read on →

Anne Marie Lisch

Tina of Letz Sing has invited me to come and do some Nia while the choir sings. The intention here is to co-create a moving, …Read on →

Zac Whyte

When I’m not spending time with my family, I run a creative multimedia production and education company. Becoming an entrepreneur has given me the freedom …Read on →

Comox Valley Girls Group

We are local girls and young women who meet to support each other to manage the daily pressures and challenges we face. We get fired …Read on →

Sew Sisters

Sew Sisters Artist Guild Society is a haven for the artist. With over 100 artists that are local to the Comox Valley Sew Sisters Artist …Read on →

Tin Town

We are known as the band “Tin Town.” We have been entertaining for over 2 years, animating several events including local pubs, open mic nights …Read on →

Mike LeBlanc

Mike is the senior tattooist/piercer at Ink Nation on 5th St (near the Bridge) in Courtenay. He has 20 years experience in all custom work …Read on →

Heather Vardy

I was introduced to jagua paint in Brighton, England, where I trained with some of England’s finest henna/jagua artists. I have recently graduated from Vancouver …Read on →

Ashley Hain

Ashley has been in the healing arts field for over 10 years, delving into a vast array of modalities. Her background in bodywork (Registered Massage …Read on →

Dark Side Chocolates

At Dark Side Chocolates we are passionate about chocolate! We combine high quality, organic, and always fair trade chocolate with fresh, organic ingredients. Guided by …Read on →

Roberta Meilleur

Having a mechanic father who loved structural patterns and a mother who created beauty from anything, being a glass artist for several years, plus working …Read on →

Sarah Kerr

Sarah Kerr holds a Bachelor’s degree in Photography from Emily Carr Institute. She is an active member of the arts and environmental communities and a …Read on →

Steven Foord

Hello! My Name is Steven and I am born and raised on Vancouver Island. I am 26 years of age and throughout my life working …Read on →

Simon Marks

Simon discovered songwriting and performing after relocating from Denman Island, BC to Fremantle, Western Australia, in 2008. From there Simon quickly found himself performing his …Read on →

Cleo Agar

Cleo Agar is a young artist from Cumberland who is sharing her graphic novel that she designed and published herself. She is greatly inspired by …Read on →

Anne Clarkson

Since I was a child I have loved to make things, to take the ordinary and turn it into something extraordinary.I look at things in …Read on →

Tomomi Ozaki

Tomomi started learning Flamenco dance in 1993 in Japan (Japan holds the world’s second largest Flamenco population after Spain), where she performed at many Flamenco …Read on →

Benjamin Dunstan

Born in The Comox Valley, 1976 I began working in mural design in Vancouver, specifically for interior decorating projects. I wanted to develop my artistic …Read on →

Apron Strings

“Apron Strings ” is a collaboration between Kathy Klassen and Meredith Murray. We have conspired to dive into our sewing rooms and create something useful …Read on →

Kelly Gough

3D artist specialising in creating art that subverts the usual function of materials. Look for weavings of copper, lamp shades and wall sconces built of …Read on →

LetzSing Choir

Under the direction of conductor, Tina Filippino, the Letz Sing Community Choir brings together singers (and those who think they can’t sing) to share in …Read on →

Roger Friesen

I graduated from Emily Carr College, majoring in the 3D Department. This was in 1987. I liked creating stuff but I don’t care for art …Read on →

Megan Rutledge

Megan Rutledge is an aspiring 16 year old musician singing and playing a mix of indie folk, celtic and contemporary. Currently, she is a member …Read on →

Hatchet and BonBon

Reminisce the bygone days as Hatchet and Bonbon entertain you with old-jazz stylings from the wash-tub bass, baritone ukulele and voice.  Let the rhythm romance you and …Read on →

Buleria

Acoustic duo Inspired by the beautiful Gypsy music of Andalucia Spain, Buleria is a duo is comprised of Mexican-born Flamenco guitarist, Oscar ‘El Cuervo’ Robles, …Read on →

7 Story Circus

7 Story Circus is a local circus company based in the Comox Valley. We love circus because it’s fun, creative, athletic and builds confidence & …Read on →

Lisa Hamilton

I am a certified Horticultural Therapist representing a local Horticultural Therapy not-for-profit, Gardens without Borders, located at Innisfree Farm. Horticultural Therapy is a profession and …Read on →

Danielle Bilodeau

Star light, Star bright, Danielle has been making Shining Stars all right! Creating a small galaxy of shining stars is no easy task. I tend …Read on →

The Lotus Eaters

The Lotus Eaters are Jim Vanderhorst and Colby O’Neill, filmmakers from the Comox Valley area. After years working on their own projects, independent filmmaker Jim …Read on →

Rick Reeve

Rick retired from an academic/administrative career at UVic in 2002 and moved to Courtenay two years later with his wife Alisen. Retirement has provided him …Read on →

Jennifer Spruit

Jennifer is an up and coming writer living in the valley with her husband and 2 girls. She is the author of Teeny Tiger and …Read on →

Charmian Dunaway

Charmian has been painting, knitting, weaving etc since she was a little girl, and has taken courses in painting and weaving, the rest was picked …Read on →

Sue Pyper

Sue Pyper is an award-winning singer/songwriter originally from London, UK. Her personal travels, both geographical and emotional, have inspired gentle, insightful, and heartfelt songs that …Read on →

Ellisa Hartman

Ellisa Hartman is a talented young singer/songwriter ready to leap into a high-profile role in the Canadian Independent music scene. Her artistic presence, unique voicing …Read on →

Shelly Combs

Born in Cumberland BC on Vancouver Island, I am an Island-girl born and bred. I studied art at North Island College in the Comox Valley …Read on →

Sue Moen

I hesitated to join the ETA team, because I’ve always resisted identifying myself as creative. I survived 2011 on less than $10,000 and finally figured …Read on →

Olivia Clayton

I hope you enjoy my jewelry made out of guitar pick including necklaces, key chains, anklets and earrings. Art has always been important to me. …Read on →

The Drunken Rumi’s

We are a collective of free improvisers incorporating various influences from Sufic musical traditions, African and Middle Eastern rhythms, free jazz, noise and other experimental …Read on →

Martha Jablonski-Jones

I’ve been drawing since I was a kid. After a Fine Arts stint at the University of Alberta, I worked as an illustrator for GDL, …Read on →

Pleena

Having lived in Toronto, Canada’s music hub, most of her life, Pleena developed an acute and eclectic ear for music – a quality her discerning …Read on →

Captain Thunderpants

Captain Thunderpants is an intergalactic space pirate from the distant planet of Funkathon, which is completely inhabited by dinosaurs. He was head cook to king …Read on →

The Jilli Martini Band

You may have caught a ‘Jilli Martini Show’ at a number of Comox Valley venues over the past few years. Jill has performed a broad …Read on →

Shawn Pigott

Shawn Pigott is the creator of the 52 Weeks Project, where he writes, directs, scores and edits a new short film each week for a year. …Read on →

The Bandwagon

The Bandwagon is comprised of 4 crazy, funny, music loving teenage girls! We are a brass/woodwind quartet who plays everything from abba to captain and tennille. Josie, Carly, …Read on →

Ralph Barrat

Ralph Barrat is a jazz singer and piano player from the Comox Valley. Currently performing around the Island at weddings, restaurants, and seniors centres as …Read on →

Freebird A Cappella

Freebird A cappella is a small group of vocal improvisors and song writers with a big dream: to make group singing so infectious that people …Read on →

FOX + BUDGIE

Once upon a time in a not so far, far away forest there was a nerdy little budgie sitting in a big ol’ tree daydreaming …Read on →

Cory Douglas Mclean

Cory Douglas Mclean creates musical compositions using many different instruments and objects, including guitar, bass, keyboard, melodica, harmonica,hand drums, along with his voice (singing and …Read on →

Cameron Gunn

Born in the rocky mountains and raised on Quadra island, Cameron was brought up in a very musical family with a rich influence of folk and …Read on →

Lara Ruthless

Sea monsters, sirens, and ghosts whisper their stories to Lara Ruthless – and she tries her hardest to capture their stories in block prints, photography, and accordion …Read on →

Andy MacDougall

Andy MacDougall was born in Woodstock Ont., and migrated west after seeing the ocean and the mountains in his teens. The Comox Valley has been …Read on →

Sue Medley

Fresh out of the studio with a catalogue of new songs Juno award winner Sue Medley has found a renewed voice for her music. Telling …Read on →

Marilyn Timms

Born in London, Ontario, Timms, an army brat, moved around Canada until settling in Vancouver, BC, then finally in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. For more than thirty years, Timms …Read on →

Island Hula Hoopla

“MOVE, PLAY, DANCE, SPIN, BREATHE” with Island Hula Hoopla! You’ll discover the infinite potential of this simple circular toy through our performances and lessons for …Read on →

Fiddlejam

Fiddlejam is an eclectic group of 30 or so musicians that have been playing around the Comox Valley for the past eleven years.  Started by Trent …Read on →

Billie Harlow-Mortimer

I have recently moved to Stories Beach, near Campbell River – just this past September. I love it, Mother Nature lives here! I am out on the …Read on →

Gordon Ross

For over 25 years Gordon has been photographing life in an attempt to catch the ephemeral truths of daily life. One of his principal genres …Read on →

Brodie Dawson

It’s her voice that jumps out at you… Brodie Dawson makes a clear, direct hit and seduces you with a bit of smoky overtone. She’ll catch …Read on →

Lee White

Lee White is a modern mountain mystic. Raised between the Yukon and Vancouver Island, interacting with the landscape is a vocation for Lee as a …Read on →

Alan Jossul

Born and raised in the Comox Valley, Alan has been teaching and playing guitar for most of his life. His influences have been guitar legends such as …Read on →

Blaine Dunaway

PERFORMER, TEACHER, COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR. A recent arrival to the Comox Valley, jazz violinist Blaine Dunaway is delighted to discover the vast & diverse musical pool …Read on →

L’Arche Arts

The L’Arche Outreach and Creative Arts Centre is located at 1736 England Avenue in Courtenay. It is a place of support and welcome for people with developmental disabilities.  We offer candle …Read on →

Derek Hanebury

Derek Hanebury is a Vancouver Island author who writes fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. His stories and poems have been published in many magazines and broadcasted on …Read on →

Fiftieth Parallel

Fiftieth Parallel is a group from Campbell River who play a wide variety of progressive acoustic music. As of December 2011 their debut full-length album, …Read on →

em.ash

Producer. DJ. Artist.   em.ash speaks through the vibrations of beats and bass lines. Combining a love of electronic music and an intentional desire to …Read on →

Tina Filippino

Performer, choir director, song leader, community music Tina is a song leader  with  a contagious enthusiasm for singing and directing.   Her clear and concise teaching …Read on →

Douglas Walker

Douglas Walker is an award winning Canadian sculptor based on Vancouver Island British Columbia. Working mainly with a variety of recycled objects he creates sculptures that can …Read on →

Harold Macy

Harold Macy has lived in Merville, halfway up the east side of Vancouver Island BC for more than thirty years. During that time he has …Read on →

Kazimea Sokil

Kazimea has been working with music and special needs adults & seniors since 1999, and taught children’s music and movement classes in alternative schools in Victoria, Courtenay …Read on →

Indigo Jazz

The duo at the heart of INDIGO JAZZ are singer Dale Graham and guitarist Rick Husband.  The compelling melodies and rhythmic play of the great …Read on →

Karen McKinnon

Karen McKinnon of McKinnon Photography has gained a reputation in the Comox Valley not just as the go-to photographer for fresh and vibrant weddings and …Read on →

Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.

Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. are a shadow puppet duo from the West Coast of B.C. Canada.  Since 2003, Jessica Gabriel and Chloé Ziner …Read on →

Bee Wolf Ray

Bee Wolf Ray; late bloomer as a musician, child singing star at family parties, writing in an oracular vein songs of love, truth and pain. …Read on →

Luke Blu Guthrie

Raised in the Comox Valley, Luke Blu has been involved in the local music scene for over a decade. He is widely recognized as a …Read on →

Deanna Cartea

Captivating vocals, haunting melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics describe the music of Deanna Cartea. Deanna combines her upbringing in the Canadian Prairies with a West Coast …Read on →

Helen Austin

Helen Austin is no stranger to the stage and has worked as a professional performer for over 20 years. After her award winning comedy career …Read on →

National Tape

Formed in the Spring of 2010 by song-writer Colin Piazza, National Tape is a four-piece Canadian indie rock band hailing from Victoria, British Columbia. Their …Read on →

Isobel Trigger

Based out of Victoria BC Canada, Isobel Trigger is the new indie band on the block; ready to send you sky high and move your …Read on →

The Deep Sea Gypsies

Hailing from Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, the Deep Sea Gypsies are greatly inspired by the sounds of classic and psychedelic rock. This up …Read on →

Al MacLachlan

Al MacLachlan has worked as a television cameraman and director, as a documentary writer/director, as a professional photographer and as a journalist. He has written for The …Read on →

Kirsty Elliot

Kirsty lives on a Lasqueti Island homestead with her husband and two little children. Her first book of poems True (Leaf Press, 2011) has been …Read on →

Jeff & Amie Webster – Motif Music Studios

We are a fun-loving, Valley-living couple who enjoy Americanos and Vanilla Lattes, carefree Sundays, friends and family and living in a community that is rich …Read on →

David Somers

Born and raised in Ireland, David moved with his family to the Comox Valley 20 years ago. A love for song fuels his writing and …Read on →

Erik Eriksson

Blues keyboarder Erik Eriksson’s musical motto – E=music² - captures the spirit of his music, an amalgam of contemporary blues and 1950s rock and roll. Influenced by …Read on →

Judy & Bruce Wing

Judy and Bruce Wing perform original contemporary folk/roots music as well as refurbished oldies and popular favourites. Audiences enjoy their intertwining guitar parts, percussive playing …Read on →

Black Swan Fiddlers

The Black Swan Fiddlers play exciting traditional Celtic music; these include foot tapping jigs and reels, along with soulful Celtic ballads. The Black Swan Fiddlers …Read on →

K. Bannerman

K. Bannerman is the author of ‘Bucket of Blood’, a gothic murder mystery set in the coalfields of Cumberland, BC. She has written four novels …Read on →

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