Lighthouse Recreation

Route 19A Exhibition


This juried exhibition showcases 22 fine artists from all of Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands. Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay

SEPT 14th & 15th, 2024 10 am – 4 pm
Visual art: painting, photography, jewelry design, sculpture
Artists from Vancouver Island and surrounding islands
22-10’x10’ spaces with ‘black pipe & drape’ back-drop
Meet the artists at their booths











This exhibit is an event for fine artists to present and promote their work professionally, and to connect with collectors/followers in real-time. The artists chosen will feature work that is created with a skillful understanding of the medium in their own authentic voice/style.   Booth numbers are limited to 22 pipe and drape, 10×10 sections.  The juror’s scores guide the organizers to create an engaging layout. The exhibit features a large percentage of 2D painters punctuated with skilled artists who work in other mediums ie: Jewelry, Sculpture, and photography to create a tantalizing and intriguing experience for visitors to the exhibit.


  • Where is the exhibit located? 
    • The Lighthouse Hall is located in a central location between Nanaimo and the Comox Valley making it easily accessible to mid-island artists.  15 mins north of Qualicum Beach and 35 mins south of Courtenay/Comox, 40 mins north of Nanaimo.
  • Local Accommodations?
  • What is the Set up / Take down schedule
    • Set up on the evening of Fri., Sept 13, from 3pm to 8pm
    • Set up on the morning of Sat, Sept 14, starting at 7am – must be completed by 9:30am
    • Take down AFTER 4pm on Sun, Sept 15.
  • What other art-related events have been held at the Lighthouse community center?
    • The Hall has a history of accommodating various art events including the Island Arts Expo 2009-2014, The late Ken Kirkby’s fine art fundraisers, the 1st annual Route 19A Art exhibit, and various art workshops.
  • What does the $150 fee cover?
    • Two-day pipe and drape booth setup (artists to supply lighting, power bar, and extension cords),
    • Peoples Choice Award for best booth
    • Printed brochures
    • Media exposure
    • Individual artist promotion
    • Artist links on the site
  • Do I have to stay the full  2 days with my booth?
    • Yes, you or a representative.  This show is for artists to meet, create relationships, and promote themselves to possible buyers or followers of their work. It is also a chance to network with other fine artists and support each other out by banding together to promote the fine arts sector on the island.  
  • What kind of artists/artwork are you looking for? 
    • Visual art: painting, photography, textiles, jewelry design, sculpture
  • How to display artwork?
    • Artists are responsible for bringing display equipment, lights and extension cords
    • Banners are permitted to be hung from wall pipes
    • Do not hang artwork or any heavy articles from top pipes

The artist must show a good understanding of their medium of choice and display a high level of skill. The artwork shown must be the original creation of the artist with an emphasis on technical ability and artistic accomplishment.