The gift of a garden...
Launched in 2016, the creative residency at the McLoughlin Gardens invites working artists to pursue their artistic practice while building community engagement in the arts in the Comox Valley.
We believe that giving artists time and space to create
enriches the community in countless ways.
The residencies at the McLoughlin Gardens currently include one six-week to two-month period for visual artists and one six-week to two-month period for poets or writers.
Tucked away on a rocky beach at the end of Tasman Road in Merville, the beach house at the McLoughlin Gardens provides the perfect setting for quiet reflection and creative work.
Seals bask on the rocks at low tide. Ravens, herons and eagles are frequent visitors, along with deer, mink, and otter.