Local Art and Treasures in the Columbia Valley

September 17, 2021

Many travellers come to the Columbia Valley for the mountain adventures, golfing opportunities, and lake activities. But did you know the Valley also showcases a wide selection of art galleries and treasure troves?

Take a stroll and uncover our creative side!

Art on 9th

This gallery has something for every artistic taste and style with two exhibits, featuring work from about two dozen Western Canadian artists.

 

Artym Gallery

Look for the ‘Rusty the Moose’ sculpture and pop in to Artym Gallery to enjoy sculptures, paintings, and jewelry from over 65 Canadian artists in a constantly changing display.

 

Bavin Glassworks

A family business featuring a glass art gallery and workshop with bowls, sculptures, vases, and more. Stop by to watch a glassblowing demonstration, a true highlight.

 

Black Star Studios

Black Star features a diverse gallery with one-of-a-kind handmade pieces, working artist studio, and workshop space. They also teach a wide range of classes for kids, adults, and mixed groups. Check out their website or stop by to sign up.

 

Effusion

This contemporary art gallery and working fused glass studio offers a revolving roster of some of Canada’s most talented artists, with an eclectic selection of art. Check out Effusion’s website for information on their Summer Creative Series, featuring artists creating live onsite.

 

Funky Junk

Located in Radium on Main Street West, Funky Junk is a collective of talented artists. With a large selection of stained glass, there are many items to “tickle your fancy”.

 

Pynelogs Cultural Centre & Art Gallery

Pynelogs is the cultural hub for the Columbia Valley with visual art shows (they change every three weeks), concerts, workshops, an outdoor music festival, and anything else artsy. The building is over 100 years old and also houses a café open from May to October specializing in tapas and cocktails.

 

River Gems Gallery

A family run jewellery, rock, and fossil shop offering a wide selection of nature’s beauty. They showcase and educate visitors about the beauty of nature and holistic healing. River Gems Gallery is also family-friendly and loves when kids stop by.

 

Village Arts

The store features 45 artisans offering contemporary and traditional craft in pottery, glass, fibre, metal, photography, fine art, and more. Village Arts has beautifully handcrafted items for every taste.

Follow the shop’s social media accounts for updates, artist visits, and more!

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