Community Partnership

Festivals, Pop-Ups and Events

We provide artful and in-house designed public programming at community events, festivals, markets and other celebrations around the Comox Valley. Grounding our participation in these events is deep community engagement around themes that are relevant and meaningful. If you are organizing a community event and are interested in partnering with Comox Valley Arts, please reach out to us at

Moonlight & Magic

Comox Valley Arts activates Downtown Duncan Avenue at Moonlight & Magic with art activities and engagement opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. Past showcasings have included projections and hands-on artmaking activities that connect to themes relevant to our region. Moonlight and Magic happens in November annually Downtown Courtenay. Image below: Moonlight and Magic 2022.

Family Day

In 2023, in partnership with the City of Courtenay, Comox Valley Arts provided a day of celebrating family connections involving free family portraits taken by a professional photographer and free take-home “Connection Kits.” Connection-kits included “eight days of connection,” prompting families to do things together such as a DIY board game with an included blank wooden template, play cat’s-cradle and design a puppet theater. These activities were artfully produced and presented in a reusable canvas bag. Over 200 Connection Kits were given out in 2023 to families; and over 100 families took home a printed family portrait.

Connection Kits were produced in partnership with Make It Zone, a local maker space and artist studio.