Columbia Basin Culture Tour – August 7 & 8, 2021

a project of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

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

Katherine Russell Glass Art

The 13th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a fun weekend that combines a road trip with a customized cultural experience. Visit artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites with venues showing exhibitions, artwork and performances. There is always something new to experience each year. This free, self-guided tour happens August 7 & 8, from 10 am – 5 pm. Venues are implementing COVID-19 protocols as per provincial guidelines. Pick up directories at tourist info centres or order one online. Grab a map, your Culture Tour Directory, and go!

Southwest BasinRossland/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 a number of new artists including some annual favourites. Visit the website for a full list of venues in this region.

Northwest BasinWinlaw/New Denver/Nakusp/Revelstoke/Mirror Lake/Kaslo
There are 6 amazing venues in this part of the region. New to the tour this year is The Vallican Whole Community Centre, and you can visit all your annual favourites here as well. Visit Robin Dupont Ceramics, Rabi’a Art, Studio Connexion Art Gallery and Barbara Maye.

Northeast BasinRadium 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 BasinElkford/Fernie/Cranbrook/Kimberley
There are 8 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.

Take a sneak peek of the Artist/Venue Profile pages at, with additional images on Facebook and Instagram @cbculturetour. For more information, visit the website at or call 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.