Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Columbia Basin Culture Tour – August 8 & 9, 2020 a project of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance   Nelson-Taking place August 8 & 9, from 10 am – 5 pm, the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. Travel to […]

Tantra – The Art of Intimacy Workshop Oct 17-19

Oct 17th – 19th 2014 Presented by Nelson Health Collective 350 Baker St in Nelson. What is Tantra? Why does it seem like everyone, including Sting, is buzzing about it? Well, if you are curious at all , The Health Collective, at 350 Baker is hosting Tantra : The Art Of Intimacy,has invited Virginia Preston, professional counsellor and and Tantra […]

Kootenay Film Goes To India

Eyes In The Forest: The Portraiture Of Jim Lawrence will finish its tour on the film festival circuit this December in New Delhi, India.  The film will screen at the 7th CMS Vatavaran Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, where the film’s poster image has been selected as the poster image for the entire festival!   This […]

Calling all Artists in the Columbia Basin:
Infusion Studio: Arts Integration Learning Lab

Calling all Artists in the Columbia Basin: Infusion Studio: Arts Integration Learning Lab Sept 23 – 27, 2013 in Nelson, BC Are you a professional artist interested in working with young people and educators in schools? Or do you have experience and want to enhance your skills? ArtStarts in Schools presents the Arts Integration Learning […]

Musicians prepare for glacier audience

Rehearsals are in full swing in both Kaslo and Nelson, BC this week as singers and musicians from across the region prepare for the performance of a lifetime. Later this month, seventy professional and amateur musicians will play a command performance before an audience of one — a Glacier. Requiem for a Glacier is a […]

Kootenay Bakery Cafe Co-op March Exhibit

Introducing Denise Dostie. Her Paintings will be on display and for sale at The Kootenay Bakery Cafe Co-op (377 Baker St, Nelson) through the month of march. Since the year 200, a new energy has manifested in me, leading me to question the how to respond. My feelings had to find a way to allow […]

Jaymie Johnson showing at The Dominion Cafe

A new series of paintings by Jaymie Johnson will be on display at The Dominion Cafe on Baker St for all of May and June.  Blank art cards will be for sale along with The Dominion’s usual tasty treats.

Jaymie Johnson is a visual artist, foodie, and nature lover living in Nelson.  Jaymie […]

Blues Dance Workshop

Blues Dance Workshop –  3 classes with Niko Bell

Blues dancing is different !
Blues is a delightful slow swing dance style, sometimes referred to as the Argentine Tango of Swing. It is improvisational and fun.
It is easy to learn and can be danced to almost any kind of dance music you love: Jazz, Blues, Latin, Tango, […]

Mirja Vahala at the Kootenay Bakery

Artist’s Statement 

A flutter in my belly pulls me into my studio. I sense how quickly time passes and how precious life is, and I begin to paint. Soon the painting unfurls itself in layers of color and contrast – form, light and space become a landscape carved from the passage of time.

Ideas come to me […]

Shambhala 2012 online tickets SOLD OUT

In a record shattering 17 days, online ticket sales for the 15th annual Shambhala Music Festival, August 8th-13th 2012, have completely sold out. Tickets for the 2012 event went on sale on Friday October 21st and orders steadily continued after the first two tiers of tickets sold out on the first day.

“This is completely unprecedented,” […]