We gratefully acknowledge and give honour to the Secwepemc and Ktunaxa, the ancestral peoples, upon whose traditional and unceded land CV Arts is located.

The Arts are for everyone.

The mandate of CV Arts is to foster the growth, awareness, and appreciation of the Arts in the Columbia Valley.

Our team

Board of Directors

Sharron Chatterton



Jan Farthing


Vice President

Pam Meunier


Secretary Treasurer

Patricia Boyd



Maris Chisholm



Heather Rennebohm



Executive Director & Staff

Cajsa Fredin


Executive Director & Gallery Manager

Kate Atkinson


Gallery Assistant


The promotion of art is a community effort. Volunteers at CV Arts share their interest and appreciation for the artistic expression by assisting with exhibitions, events, and promotion. Their dedication and commitment allows us to elevate artists across the region.

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Supporting art for everyone is a community effort. We are fortunate to receive grants for our operations through the Regional District of East Kootenay and District of Invermere. A special thank you to the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce. The Columbia Valley Community Foundation supports our programming, in addition to operating an endowment fund on our behalf. Canada Helps allows us to accept donations.

CV Arts is the proud owner of a Steinway Grand Piano, currently housed at the Christ Church Trinity. We welcome local and visiting pianists to visit this beautiful instrument whenever the church is open.

We are also grateful to the following organizations for their ongoing support and collaboration:
BCAC | BC Arts Council | BC Touring Council | Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance | Rotary Invermere


CV Arts provides the following scholarships:

Fine Arts Scholarship for Visual Arts
The Chris Evans Memorial Arts Scholarship for music