ART ALCHEMY is a working studio and gallery in downtown Courtenay, where artists share space and the experience of art making. We welcome visitors to witness the process of art making, be inspired by a wide diversity of artistic expressions and to buy local, high quality art work made by the talented and hard working artists of ART ALCHEMY.

LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE GIFT ITEM?  Did you know we have opened a little Gift Shop area in our collective space featuring affordable small original works, prints, cards and gift items to purchase. We are open Saturdays from 11 am – 4 pm and any time during the week the studio doors are open. 362 10th Street Courtenay BC (stair access only) 250 218 2742



The 2020 SQUARE FOOT Show! 

It’s a very different world from a year ago and so many things have changed. This is the 10th annual SQUARE FOOT SHOW and we are pleased to announce that the show goes on! We will be hosting a virtual show and on-line sale from November 20 through December 20, 2020.

UPDATE – November 19, 2020

In accordance with newly announced Provincial Restrictions today by Dr. Bonnie Henry, ART ALCHEMY is cancelling all booked viewing appointments for the SQUARE FOOT SHOW November 20 – 22, 2020

Thank you for your understanding – Stay Safe Everyone!

Generously Sponsored by Susan Carson and Rick Morson of the CIBC Morson Carson Advisory Group

Press Release 

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Art Alchemy Square Foot Show and even a pandemic couldn’t keep us from finding a way to safely showcase the work of the artists up and down the island, on the mainland, and across Canada.

Artists have been busy creating in various mediums to fit the parameters of Art Alchemy’s Square Foot Show. We will have artwork from local talent and new arrivals to the valley, artists from Powell River, Qualicum Beach, Canmore, Calgary and more. After 10 years of doing the show, the word is spreading and it is such a treat for all!