• Central Island Arts Guide + Studio Tour

    Be part of our growing family of artists, artisans, creators, performers, makers and more.
  • All Artist WEB Listings include:

    • a 1-year renewable, editable, search engine-optimized profile page at centralislandartsguide.ca with unlimited copy space & photos, video, links and map
    • two boosted solo social media posts per year of your studio/creative business
    • amplification of your own posts when you tag @centralislandartsguide or @comoxvalleyarts
    • opportunity to participate in the 2023 Central Island Studio Tour in May, 2023.

    We promote the Guide throughout the year in various ways - Island Arts Magazine, Preview Magazine, BC Guide to Arts & Culture, Arts BC, Facebook/Instagram boosted posts, Comox Valley Record, Campbell River Mirror, other Island news sites, and off-island via targeted digital advertising. All listing fees support that marketing.

    The Central Island Arts Guide & Studio Tour is open to any creative who wishes to share their work with the public. Visual, performing, written, and digital arts are all welcome.

  • The Central Island Studio Tour Is BACK

    We are thrilled to announce the return of the Central Island Studio Tour in 2023. The studio tour will take participants on a self guided tour of participating studios in the Central Island region on May long weekend, May 20-21, 2023.

    Studio Tour Highlights

    • Studio location marked on Studio Tour map online
    • Map included in the visitors guide with +60,000 circulation
    • Promotion and marketing by CV/Arts and Experience Comox Valley
    • *New this year* organized bus tours to select routes on the Studio Tour

    To register for the Studio Tour, you must be a listed Studio in the Central Island Arts Guide. Registration is $50 to cover the marketing costs and bus tours.

  • Participation Costs

    Membership in Comox Valley Arts is NO LONGER required!

    Comox Valley Arts is moving to a new sliding-scale membership fee structure. This year, you DO NOT need to be a Comox Valley Arts member to be listed in the Arts Guide. That is a $40 savings, annually.

    NEW Annual Web-Only Location Listing

    $160 per listing. Listings are robust individual pages that can contain tons of photos, video, rich text content, mapping and links to all your things. Each listing has a gallery banner as well as a popup slideshow for larger viewing, embedded virtual tour video (if you have one, see below if you don't), social media icons, and "save to my favourites" for visitors. NOW FULLY SELF-EDITABLE (finally!)

    New in 2023, with your Central Island Arts Guide listing you will also recieve a second free listing of your studio on Experience Comox Valley's website. This is a resource used by visitors to the Comox Valley - a great way to get the word out about your studio space!

    OR 1-year RENEWAL of Existing Active Listing: $90 per listing.

    Studio Tour $50 which covers some of the costs of marketing in the Experience Comox Valley Vacation Guide (print). This publication has a +60,000 circulation rate, including being available across the Comox Valley in Visitor Centres (and beyond!), and BC Ferries.

    NOTE: Payment plans are available if needed. If costs are a barrier for you, please reach out. We will be happy to work with you to ensure you can have a listing.

  • Optional Add-Ons

    Virtual Tour video of your studio - $300

    We will come and record you sharing a walk-through of your workspace and any gallery/viewing walls at that space. We will edit and provide a completed mp4 which will be placed on your listing via youtube, and provided to you for use as you wish.

    There is no additional cost if you provide the video for us to use.

  • PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

    We are collecting both PRIVATE & PUBLIC details.

    PRIVATE details will be kept confidential and used ONLY for communication between you and Comox Valley arts.

    PUBLIC details will be used in your listing on the website (will be indicated below). Public details will also be used by Experience Comox Valley for a second listing on thier website - totally free to you.

    PLEASE be sure to fill out ALL the information as you want it displayed. If you do NOT want something public, please leave those ones blank. HOWEVER, if you leave it blank, we will NOT include it, and will not be responsible for missing information after the fact.