About Rainforest Arts

Founded in the spring of 2016 and based in Chemainus, BC, Rainforest Arts operates under the umbrella of the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society (CVCAS).

Rainforest Arts is dedicated to celebrating Island artists through our retail gallery, website and by promoting all arts related events in the Cowichan Valley.

Our Mission Statement is:

“To showcase and support Island Artists and to promote excellence and creativity in all forms of visual arts.”

Participation in Rainforest Arts is open to artists on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. All artwork undergoes a jurying process and participants must become a member of the CVCAS.

Rainforest Arts relies solely on the generous support of volunteers. If you would like to become involved, please contact us. Whether you're interested in working on the managing committee, as a volunteer or as a consignment artist we'd love to meet you.

To learn more about becoming one of our artists, please fill out our sign up form.

Rainforest Arts and CVCAS would like to acknowledge our gratitude and appreciation for the support of Coastal Community Credit Union.

The Rainforest Arts Team

Rainforest Arts is managed and operated by a committee of the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society. Their combined talents include experience as artists, gallery owners, marketing and display.

Management Committee

Stephanie Allesia – Gallery Manager, Accounting Clerk
Stephanie Allesia – Gallery Manager, Accounting Clerk
Peggy Grigor – Committee Chair, 3D Arts Coordinator and Display
Peggy Grigor – Committee Chair, 3D Arts Coordinator and Display
Daphne Carlyle – 2D Arts Coordinator and Display
Daphne Carlyle – 2D Arts Coordinator and Display
Diana Durrand – Featured Artist Coordinator
Diana Durrand – Featured Artist Coordinator
Kathy Wachs – Treasurer and CVCAS Liaison
Kathy Wachs – Treasurer and CVCAS Liaison
Chrissy Kemppi – Secretary and Maintenance
Chrissy Kemppi – Secretary and Maintenance

Support Staff

Art Carlyle – Official Photographer
Art Carlyle – Official Photographer
Craig Spence – Marketing, Editorials, Videographer
Craig Spence – Marketing, Editorials, Videographer
Brad Grigor – Graphic Design, Webmaster
Brad Grigor – Graphic Design, Webmaster

How To Find Us

We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chemainus, just inside the Coastal Community Building on the south side of Waterwheel Parking Lot.

9781 Willow Street, Chemainus BC -PO Box 196 Chemainus BC V0R 1K0

Phone: 250-246-4861     Email: info@rainforestarts.ca

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A happy customer in the gallery at Rainforest Arts
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The gallery at Rainforest Arts