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The CBT Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this weekend.

A cultural wonderland opens up this weekend.

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour takes place this weekend, Aug. 10-11 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Self-directed and free of charge, the culture tour is a great opportunity to meet people behind the scenes at galleries and museums, visit studios not normally open, shop for original art or fine crafts and experience special events planned only for this weekend.

Before you hit the road, check out the profiles to see the special events that are happening at each location at http://cbculturetour.com/profiles.htm.

There are two Rossland entries in the tour. Rossland artist Tricia Rasku will be opening her working studio for the Culture Tour. At Tricia’s busy studio there will be demonstrations for those of you who wish to know about weaving, spinning, felting, and the benefits of handmade soap.

Joining the tour again this year is Alley Cat Glass Workshop in Rossland. Owner Christy Holden describes her love of her craft: “A glass artist’s vision lies somewhere between the photon wave a scientist observes when light travels through glass, and the simple appreciation of shape and colour we feel for the glass we use and handle daily.”

Looking down the hill in Trail there is pottery by Fran, dance studio of the Mystic Dreams Dancers on Eldorado Street in downtown Trail (not Montrose) and the Painted Glass studio in Fruitvale where you will find Donna Anderson in her studio where she paints all her glassware.

Tour brochures are available at tourist information centres and participating venues. Visit the website at www.cbculturetour.com to view full artist/venue profiles for further details on each location’s activities or register to receive a tour brochure in the mail.

For further information, call the CKCA at 1-250-505-5505 or toll free at 1-877-505-7355.