The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley was founded in 1965 and incorporated as a non-profit society in 1971.

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The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley (affectionately known as ‘The Grove’), exists to enhance the quality of life in our community by promoting the arts. This is accomplished through:

  • Arts Education and Information
  • Provision & support of quality programming services and events in all facets of the arts
  • Participation in the preservation, planning and development of cultural facilities and institutions
  • Contributing to the development of cultural policies at the local, regional, provincial and national levels

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Making Art Happen in Alberni Valley

Promoting Arts & Artists

Current Exhibit

Come see The Alberni Valley Landmarks through the eyes of our local artists and vote for your favorite!


Upcoming Exhibits

Local Island artists regularly submit incredible works of art to our adjudicators for inclusion in regular shows. We think you’ll enjoy seeing some of the shows.  Enjoy!


Application forms are available at the Grove Art Gallery, #7-5440 Argyle Street, Harbour Quay or submit through our online form here: Registration form. Artists are allowed to submit up to three pieces, fee $10.00 per submission.


Workshops and Events


Come in to The Grove Gallery at the Harbour Quay or phone to register 250-724-3412


Susan Schaefer's "Through the Forest ~ Into the Light" Acrylic painting workshop.  In this workshop we will loosen up and use bold and bright colours to paint the background light as it shimmers through the forest.  You will have fun working on the foreground with the tangle of twisted branches and interplay between light to dark.  Susan’s students describe her at an encouraging and a supportive instructor who spends time with her students, giving them useful feedback. 

~ all levels of acrylic painters welcome ~


Come in or call to register for workshop 250-724-3412.



The Solstice Arts Festival is coming back to Port Alberni on June 17th at the Harbour Quay! We’re looking for artisans and lively musicians to participate in our full-day event! Join us for a day in the sun in the heart of Port Alberni!  Register early as spaces are limited and this is a very popular event.

Register here                 ARTISTS



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