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Posted: July 27, 2021

Columbia Basin Culture Tour August 7 and 8

A project of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

Columbia Basin: Get a fresh perspective on the local arts and heritage scene!

The 13th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a fun weekend that combines a road trip with a customized cultural experience like no other.

Visit artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites at your own pace. With venues, exhibitions, artwork and performances, there is always something new to experience each year. This free, self-guided tour happens August 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 pm.

Fernie Forge e-KNOW file photo

Venues are implementing COVID-19 protocols as per provincial guidelines. Grab a map, your Culture Tour Directory, and go! Look for directories at tourist info centres now or order one online.

Northeast Basin – Radium Hot Springs

Don’t miss painting by Cecilia Lea in Radium Hot Springs. She will be sharing her beautiful and colourful landscape paintings, oils and acrylics and will also have work for sale.

Southeast Basin – Elkford/Fernie/Cranbrook/Kimberley

There are eight stops in this part of the region. Here you can visit Katherine Russell Glass Art, Fernie Forge – Eye of the Needle Studio, Fernie Visual Arts Guild, Kathy Stead Fine Art, Cranbrook Arts Council has two locations, Cranbrook Community Theatre Society and Kimberley Arts at Centre 64.

Southwest Basin – Rossland/Trail/Erie/Castlegar/Robson/Bonnington/Blewett/Nelson/Harrop/Procter/Balfour/Queens Bay/Gray Creek/Creston

This year there are 36 venues in this part of the basin! Here are just a few: Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre, Gabe Wolfe Pottery, Black Earth Ceramics, GoodWoodGlobes, TR ByHand, Trail Museum and Archives, La Grotesque Gallery, Doukhobor Discovery Centre, Linda Kope, Molly’s Landing, Chez Chasch Pottery Studio. This year there are also a number of new artists in this region, including some annual favourites. Visit the website www.cbculturetour.com for a full list of venues in this region.

Northwest Basin – Winlaw/New Denver/Nakusp/Revelstoke/Mirror Lake/Kaslo

There are six amazing venues in this part of the region. New to the tour this year is The Vallican Whole Community Centre, but you can visit all your annual favourites here as well. Visit Robin Dupont Ceramics, Rabi’a Art, Studio Connexion Art Gallery and Barbara Maye.

Take a sneak peek of the Artist/Venue Profile pages at www.cbculturetour.com , with additional images on Facebook and Instagram @cbculturetour.

For more information, visit the website at www.cbculturetour.com or call 1-250-505-5505, toll free 1-877-505-7355. The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a project of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is generously supported by funding from the Columbia Basin Trust.

More Information: www.cbculturetour.com, 250-505-5505, toll free: 1-877-505-7355.

Lead image: Castlegar Sculpturewalk – Steve Milroy – Venue #11 Columbia Basin Culture Tour August 7 & 8, 2021 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Photo Credit: D. Gluns

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