Doukhobor Discovery Centre. (File)

Culture Days coming to the Kootenays

Free events will be taking place in the Kootenays as part of Culture Days on Sept. 29,30 and Oct. 1.

Free events will be taking place throughout the Kootenays as part of Culture Days on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1.

A complete list of events can be found at Some regional highlights include the following:


Art on the Street: Join Touchstones Nelson as they turn the Ward Street sidewalk into a chalk art gallery. Experience the childlike joy of doodling on the sidewalk with a piece of chalk and get creative drawing an original design to be admired by passersby.

Rural Artist Support Weekend — Getting the Gig: A Roundtable: Learn from industry professionals what it takes to get the gig. This roundtable will hear curators and booking managers for venues and festivals discuss the ins and outs of making it as an artist.

Studio Tour and Jewelry Making Demonstrations: Come visit The Bench Jewelry Studio and take a tour of a local jewelry-making facility on Vernon Street in Nelson. Watch demos by four in-house jewellers and metalsmiths: Lily Andersen, Tait Gilliland, Alexa Heming and Wade Moravec. Feeling bold? Join in on the hammering and stamping and learn how to make an original piece.

Blue Night Arts & Culture Crawl: Get a backstage pass to arts and culture and enjoy an evening full of art openings at venues across Nelson. Participants will have the chance to mix and mingle with artists who will be present at many of the venues involved in the event. Grab a map and admire the creative works of local artists in this fun-filled evening of art.


Castlegar Sculpture Walk: Guided Tour: Castlegar Sculpture Walk is an outdoor exhibit of over thirty sculptures by local and international artists, located along a walking tour in Castlegar’s downtown core. Take a special guided tour of the collection and learn special insider facts about each artist and sculpture.

Doukhobor Discovery Centre Community Appreciation Open House: A free, open house event to celebrate the closing weekend of our end of season operation. We wish to show our appreciation to the entire community and invite all to stop by for a visit. Bring your family and friends, a picnic, and enjoy the beautifully manicured courtyard.

Edited Sept. 22 to remove mention of Trail event, which is not happening.

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