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


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!



Workshops and Events

Class has been rescheduled due to wildfire. New date July 29, 10-2:30

SAT. JUNE 10, 10-2:30    

Susan Schaefer's WEST COAST TREES Acrylic painting workshop.  In this workshop   Susan will have you looking for the shapes and patterns, simplifying the lines while exaggerating the flow and curves of the trees.  Let loose, paint big and let's have some fun!  Susan's teaching method is relaxed with positive and fun interaction paying close attention to individual needs.  Susan’s students describe her as, "well organized and a very encouraging, supportive instructor". 

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




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