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arts & cultural guide to british columbia

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Vancouver Coast & Mountains

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Art of Collecting Glass

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Art of Collecting

Vancouver Island 94 Thompson Okanagan 68

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Art of Wine

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

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Gold Rush Trail

Northern BC

BC Regions

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Art of the Getaway

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Art of Touring

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Theatre & Performing Arts

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BC Cultural Crawl

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Festivals & Events

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Map of BC

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Community Index

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Vancouver Island

Thompson Okanagan

Northern BC

Arts & Cultural Guide to British Columbia is published by: Van Dop & Associates, 421 Richmond Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 T 604.521.7887  E artguide@art-bc.com  W art-bc.com


Welcome! Thoughts from the Publisher Photo: Gabor Gasztonyi

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hroughout the lifetime that I have spent in British Columbia, my family and I have explored the vast ocean, the immense Coastal Mountains, the sprawling islands and the arid desert-like landscape of the Okanagan. In all of my experiences of this province, I have always been awestruck by the ever-evolving tapestry of culture and heritage. I never tire of taking a weekend off from a busy schedule, and immersing myself in a community. Delving into the character that defines the community itself – its unique cultural footprint. The people, the artists, studios and galleries, the gastronomic delights, the heritage and of course the landscape. In over 50 years, I am proud to say that I have yet to see everything this extraordinary place has to offer.

As a cultural enthusiast and an art lover, I have worked tirelessly to shed light on the wonders of B.C.’s rich culture. This year I am celebrating 25 years working in the arts. Perfecting the guide is my mission. Providing a holistic, authentic experience to travelers and enthusiastic locals is my passion. To showcase the extraordinary experiences I have discovered in this province on an international scale is my dream. Over 13 years ago, the Art Guide began as a vision of uniting artists, galleries, museums, heritage sites, B&Bs, wineries, tours, festivals and

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every kind of cultural experience and providing culture-seekers with a cohesive tool to navigate and experience the best of B.C. In keeping with the times, we have also worked to develop our online presence - Art-BC.com, the online companion to the Guide, and it is reaching audiences worldwide. It is inspiring to see someone carrying the guide and also referencing the website on their mobile device – exploring the province virtually and experiencing it tangibly. While working on this 14th edition of the Art Guide, I must reflect upon all that I have learned from being immersed in the culture of my home and endeavoring to share it with others. The most important reflection I can share is the importance of community. All that makes up the tapestry of heritage and culture is imbedded in the unique footprint of the community. I see groups of people enthusiastic and generous in endorsing and upholding their neighbors and promoting the richness of their community taking what is a place on a map and creating a destination. I have invested my life and my career in helping to encourage, inspire and mobilize people to work together and give the art, culture and heritage of their home a chance to shine. Thank you to all those who have participated throughout the years in helping me help others Experience the Best of BC. Warmest regards,

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Authentic Aboriginal experiences will awaken your senses

www.AboriginalBC.com


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Downtown Vancouver Voted one of the world’s most livable cities year after year, Vancouver is not only rich with natural beauty but also with a diverse and dynamic arts and cultural scene. The best way to discover the rich creativity of the city is to put on your shoes and start walking.

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There are many public artworks to be explored at any time of day; begin by finding the 22 Mosaic Art Tiles placed throughout the Downtown area. You will find the first one located just outside the entrance to Cathedral Place.

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Use page 13 as a reference to discover the rest. Downtown Vancouver is a peninsula with water on two sides and Stanley Park on a third. It’s a planned city, so most streets run parallel or perpendicular to the water making navigating its distinct districts easy to do on foot. Starting at 639 Hornby near the corner of Georgia and Hornby with the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Cathedral Place. Its calming courtyard and exquisite architecture make this downtown location a must visit and excellent starting post.

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South across Georgia Street you will find the Vancouver Art Gallery, housed in the former provincial courthouse. The VAG presents national and international exhibitions and houses the world’s most significant collection of works by renowned BC artist, Emily Carr. Check out their amazing Gallery Store and Café.

Back on Georgia, turn north on to Howe Street and visit the Howe Street Gallery (555 Howe) followed by the Dorian Rae Collection (410 Howe).

A Public Gallery for Contemporary Aboriginal Art of the Northwest Coast

639 Hornby Street Vancouver, BC 604.682.3455 | www.billreidgallery.ca Bill Reid: Wolf Pendant, 1976. Photo: Kenji Nagai

Continue north towards the water and then west until you are at Burrard. Marvel at the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre, renowned as a green-designed, state-of-the-art facility on the waterfront. Enjoy the public artworks you will find around the building including The Drop.

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Downtown Vancouver Further north on Howe Street visit the RendezVous Gallery (323 Howe Street) and the Sasaki Art Gallery (Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place). Don’t miss visiting The Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings) – home of The Vancouver Lookout and the Teck Gallery – a free exhibition space in the lobby of SFU’s downtown campus. The changing exhibits come paired with spectacular views of the North Shore. Be sure to include a visit to these other galleries.

The Art Project at the Vancouver Convention Centre showcases the richness and diversity of the history, contributions and innovations made by all workers to the building of our province. This thematic art program is Line of Work, Jill Anholt anchored by major works commissioned from five BC and two international artists that were selected by jury. It also features interpretive story panels throughout the West building and surrounding seawall; a Coast Salish Gallery in the Harbour Concourse connecting the West and Interpretive Panels East buildings; and a BC Artists Gallery featuring major historic and contemporary BC artists who have addressed the province’s landscape in their work. Vancouver Convention Centre

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1055 Canada Place, Vancouver BC V6C 0C3 604.689.8232 • www.vancouverconventioncentre.com/artproject

Head over to The Or Gallery (555 Hamilton Street) Head over to Satellite Gallery (560 Seymour Street) Head over to Republic Gallery (732 Richards Street, 3rd Floor)

#100 - 440 Cambie St (at Pender) Vancouver, BC, 604.683.8588, www.aibc.ca Architectural Walking Tours: From Vancouver’s famous Gastown & historic Chinatown to Vancouver Moderne, or from Inner Harbour to Old Town in Victoria, experience a blend of history and modernity through distinctive architectural cityscapes Architecture Centre Gallery: The AIBC Gallery features a steady rotation of architecture- & design-related exhibits throughout the year with diverse, dynamic displays open to the public. Admission is free. Hours: 8:30 am–5 pm Mon–Fri.

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Downtown Vancouver Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd. 108-808 Nelson St, Downtown Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2 604.688.2633 www.artbeatus.com Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Appointment is recommended Founded in Hong Kong in 1992, and with the addition of a Vancouver location in 1996, Art Beatus showcases international art with a focus on contemporary Asian Art. Ramón Singley, Nice, 2006 Silver Gelatin Print 28 x 27.5 cm

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ArtStarts

(808 Richards) is the first Canadian Gallery devoted exclusively to young people’s art created when professional art students and teachers work together. Also visit the Art Works Gallery (225 Smithe Street).

Tourism Vancouver’s Tickets Tonight

(Plaza Level, 200 Burrard Street) provides you with access to an amazing variety of arts, cultural and performing arts events.

Be sure to visit Vancouver’s Civic Theatres for outstanding performances.

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In Downtown Vancouver you can look up to the mountains or down – way down – to see the 22 original art

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1  •  Art-i-tecture by Bruce Walther. Located outside the entrance to Cathedral Place, on the north side of the 900 block of West Georgia St. 2  •  The Swing of Things Located outside the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, south side of the 900 block of West Georgia St. 3  • Sea of Opportunity by Bruce Walther. Located at the NW corner of Burrard and Dunsmuir St. 4  •  Bird’s Eye View by Elia Mishkis. Located at the SE corner of Seymour and Cordova St. 5  •  Enterprising Beginnings by Liz Calvin. Located at the SW corner of Seymour & West Georgia St. 6  •  Sounds Around Town by Liz Calvin. Located at the NE corner of Robson and Burrard St. 7  •  Spanning Time by Liz Calvin. Located at the SW corner of West Georgia and Howe St. 8  •  Our Land, Our Roots by Bruce Walther. Located at 401 West Georgia St. 9  •  Claim to Fame. Located outside the Orpheum Theatre, NW corner of Seymour and Smithe St. 10  •  Points of View by Liz Calvin. Located at 510 Burrard St. at the SE corner of Burrard and West Pender St. 11  •  Neon Lights by Liz Calvin. Located at the SE corner of Robson and Howe St.

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12  •  On the Scene by Liz Calvin. Located at the SE corner of Robson and Burrard St. 13  •  FIREWORKS OVER ENGLISH BAY by Bruce Walther. Located at the NE corner of Burrard St. just north of Pacific Ave. 14  •  WALK OF CHAMPIONS by Bruce Walther. Located on Robson St. just west of Hamilton St. 15  •  TRANSPORTED THROUGH TIME by Bruce Walther. Located at the SE corner of Burrard at Smithe St. 16  •  CELEBRATION by Liz Calvin. Located at the NW corner of Dunsmuir at Hamilton St. 17  •  RINGS OF LIFE by Liz Calvin. Located at the NE corner of West Georgia at Jervis St. 18  •  SIGNS OF THE TIMES by Liz Calvin. Located at the SW corner of West Hastings at Burrard St. 19  •  Downtown Bulbs & Blooms by Liz Calvin. Located at the SW corner of West Georgia at Thurlow St. 20  •  Laneway Life by Liz Calvin. Located on Seymour at the lane south of West Pender St.

Art Under Foot walking tour brochures available from Downtown Vancouver BIA 604.685.7811 downtownvancouver.net

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the West End is one of Vancouver’s most diverse and iconic neighbourhoods. The area’s three commercial streets, Davie, Denman and Robson, are strewn with locally-owned shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. In addition to being the home of Vancouver’s one and only Gay Village, a variety of summer festivals including the Honda Celebration of Light and the Vancouver Pride Parade keep this neighbourhood at the centre of the action. As Vancouver’s first high rise community, the West End’s proximity to downtown, English Bay and Stanley Park make the area desirable for residents and visitors alike. The West End’s three great commercial streets draw visitors into one amazing neighbourhood.

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best postcards in town WATER St • GASTOWN

The Sonja Picard Collection Jewelry Boutique / Art Gallery

info@sonjapicard.com www.sonjapicard.com • 604.566.9330 4360 Main Street, Vancouver BC V5V 3P9 Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm, Sat from 12 noon to 5pm Jewelry boutique and fine art gallery. Award winning designs bridal/ commitment rings, jewelry and contemporary paintings and glass. Recycle your love – recreating a modern piece from jewels of your past.

Pacific Home & Art Centre Ltd.

1560 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 604.566.9889 • www.pacifichome.ca info@pacifichome.ca We offer a wide selection of unique mouth blown glass from local and international artists including Murano Glass from Italy.

Corporate gifts Chandeliers • Wall Decorations

We also showcase contemporary paintings from local artists.

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Discover Granville Island From market-fresh morsels to divergent drawings, from the culinary to the extraordinary, Granville Island is yours to explore. www.granvilleisland.com

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he working spaces of Granville Island are a special feast for you to discover and enjoy. Meet the artists and artisans whose skill and passion create a diverse culture that makes Granville Island an exciting and unique place. Detailed brochures are available at the Island’s information kiosks.

Resources for the Creative Individual • Wide Selection of Art & Framing Materials • Free Demos on a Variety of Techniques • Fun & Knowledgeable Staff 1360 Johnston Street, Granville Island 604-736-7028 • opusframing.com

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THEATRES

Arts Club Theatre 1585 Johnston Street 604.687.1644 www.artsclub.com

Vancouver TheatreSports 1502 Duranleau Street 604.738.7013 www.vtsl.com

Carousel Theatre

1411 Cartwright Street 604.685.6217 www.carouseltheatre.ca

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FEDERATION GALLERY FCA Gallery is open from

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1241 Cartwright St Vancouver, BC Canada

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Federation Gallery

OPEN INTERNATIONAL The Federation Galley JURIED EXHIBITION

www.artists.ca 1241 Cartwright St. Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7

holds over 20 exhibitions per year showing August 17 - September 5 works from some of Canada’s most renowned painters as well Entry Deadline: June 4, 2010 as exciting works from emerging artists. The Gallery welcomes new members.

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Daniel Materna Hammered & Pickled Gallery & Offices for the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery of BC Ceramics

4   New-Small & Sterling Glass Studio & Gallery 1440 Old Bridge Street, Vancouver BC, 604.681.6730 www.hotstudioglass.com, Mon to Sat, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Closed Mondays January to March only. At our “hot shop” in the heart of Granville Island, watch as fine works of art are created from molten glass, using only heat, simple hand tools, and the breath of the artist. In the gallery, we show work by over 50 Canadian glass artists, ranging from jewellery and functional glassware to one-of-a-kind treasures.

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Granville Island

Ten Thousand Villages

is the oldest and largest Fair Trade organization in North America, selling artisan-crafted personal accessories, home decor and gift items from around the globe. 1660 Duranleau St. (Granville Island) 604-633-0440 • www.TenThousandVillages.ca

Celebrating 40 Years of Fine Craft Hand Made in BC www.circlecraft.net 1-1666 Johnston Street Net Loft Granville Island Vancouver, BC Tel: 604.669.8021

5 The Uusoja Collection 6 Granvile Island Broom Co. 7 Jeweller Per Wendel Madsen 8 K.L. Chang Studio, 1490 Johnston St, Vancouver 604.266.8605

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Jeanne would love to welcome you at her studio! Come and see the artist’s abstract and semi-abstract art works, or take a painting class or workshop at her beautiful studio on Granville Island.

Call or email to arrange an appointment. Phone: 604 434 1367 • Email: jeanne@axion.net www.jeannekrabbendam.com 202-1650 Duranleau Street, Vancouver, BC (second floor of the building)

Carolyn Kramer Artist #200 - 1650 Duranleau St. Granville Island, Vancouver ckramer@me.com | carolynkramer.net

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9 IE Creative 11  Janis Dean Johnson Jewellery Design

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13 Jasna Sokolovic Ceramics 14 Funk Shui Atelier 16 Aurum Argentum Goldsmiths 17 Hartman Leather


Granville Island 23 Katherine McLean Studio 18 Artisan Sake Maker & Louise Bunn Studio 19 Dalbergia 24 Black Stone Press 20 Peter Kiss Gallery 21 Sadryna Design (Monika Sadryna) 25 Alder Bay Boat Company The Woodshop 22 Studio 13 Fine Art 26 Origins Coffee Company 27 Ainsworth Custom Design

28 Feathercraft 29 Darcus Studio/Gallery 30 Forge and Form 31 New Leaf Editions 32 Island Studio 33 Malaspina Printmakers

35 Micheal Dean Design Jewellery Gallery

36 Geza Burghardt Master Luthier

37 Kroma Artists’ Acrylics 38 Granville Island Glass John Nutter Studio

Studio & Gallery

41 Granville Eyeland Opticians & Framemakers 42 Dundarave Print Workshop 43 Amity Design Studio

44 Kingsmill Studio Pottery 45 Fibre Art Studio 47 Silk Weaving Studio

Eagle Spirit Gallery on Granville Island

Specializing in Northwest

Coast Native Art 604.801.5205 or Toll Free 888.801.5277 www.eaglespiritgallery.com

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Discover the Artsy Side of our Mountainside Beauty always inspires art. And that’s why Vancouver’s North Shore is the perfect getaway for art and nature lovers alike. Come for the weekend and open up your imagination without having to open your wallet at many venues. Bring the whole family to see works by famous artists like Robert Bateman at the new Gordon Smith Gallery of Contemporary Art. This stunning gallery was specially designed to house the Artists For Kids collection so viewing is FREE for kids and youth. Afterwards, for something completely different take the kids geocacheing for public art. Or if you prefer to stay indoors, there are galleries, museums, theatres, presentation and performance centres that all have something to delight every artistic palette. Plan your visit around an annual festival or cultural event for a truly fun and artful getaway.

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Festivals & Events Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (February) Shipyard Square Friday Night Market (May to October) North Shore Jazz Festival (June) Caribbean Days (July) Party at the Pier (July) Harmony Arts Festival (August) Tsleil-Waututh Culture Arts Festival (August) Squamish Nation’s Pow Wow (August) Coho Festival (September) Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival (September) Gallery Art Sales (November/December) Festival of Lights (December)

where nature & art live www.vancouversnorthshore.com VanNSTourism

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North Vancouver Browning Stained Glass Studio 1950 Westover Rd, North Vancouver BC 604.908.9182; stuartbrowning@shaw.ca www.browningstainedglass.com Available by appointment

Stuart Browning, glass artist, specializes in the creation of original leaded stained glass windows, etched art pieces and wall dividers for churches, homes and commercial buildings. Traditional techniques are used which include etching, sandblasting and carving. Stuart is skilled at incorporating his designs into residential and commercial renovations.

Khot-La-Cha Art Gallery & Gift Shop

270 Whonoak Street North Vancouver, BC 604.987.3339 www.khot-la-cha.com Mon to Sat, 10am–5pm

Khot-La-Cha features authentic Northwest artwork created by BC’s finest native artists. Hand-carved cedar totem poles and plaques, unique feasting bowls, rattles and handtanned moccasins, exquisite hand-carved sterling silver and 14k gold jewellery. Visit our “Long House” Art Gallery and Gift Shop located on the Reserve, minutes away from the Lions Gate Bridge.

Seymour Art Gallery 4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver (Deep Cove) 604.924.1378

Gallery Exhibitions, Gallery Shop, Adult & Children’s Art Programs.

www.seymourartgallery.com

Canada’s Finest Contemporary Artists PUBLIC HOURS

Wednesday to Friday 12:00noon to 5:00pm Saturday 10:30am to 3:00pm 2121 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

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Bowen Island Arts Council

www.biac.ca

So much to do on Bowen Island. Sail on over! • • • • •

Visit the Gallery @ Artisan Square Take the Art (& Nature) Walk; Follow the birdhouses Check out the Summer Sessions free live music Drop by our Visitor & Arts Centre Explore Galleries and Studios

Janet Esseiva 775 Carter Rd Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2 604.947.2981 Janet.Esseiva@shaw.ca www.JanetEsseiva.com By appointment only

Janet Esseiva’s glowing west coast landscapes are a delightful feast of color and light. Skillfully depicted with acrylic on canvas her paintings are sometimes stormy, sometimes deceptively calm, but always atmospheric.

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West Vancouver | Dundarave

Dundarave Village The quaint village-like charm of Dundarave is enhanced by its central boulevard brimming with trees and flowers during the spring, summer and fall seasons and with lit and decorated Christmas trees during its Festival of Lights. The festive mood of the village continues throughout the year with community events designed around the entire family. Dundarave is also an ideal place for children with its sandy beach and waterfront playground. The historic Dundarave pier and picturesque mile-long seawall are enjoyed year round by both tourists and locals alike.

Restoration of Art

9-2471 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L3

604.374.6659

When you’re looking to have a fine painting expertly restored, look no further than Denise LeBeau’s Restoration of Art. Denise has 23 years of experience and received intensive training at the prestigious Palazzo Spinelli in Florence, one of Italy’s finest Restoration Institutes. By appointment only.

www.RestorationOfArt.com

Desire:The Magnificent Obsession. #19 Elizabeth Topham. Oil on Canvas 36 x 48

Buckland Southerst Gallery

has been located in the bustling shopping community of Dundarave in West Vancouver since 1999. The gallery has always offered a strong commitment to supporting local artists and a warm personal approach to gallery clients. Over the years our reputation rested on the strength of its artists, the integrity of its employees and a comfortable welcoming atmosphere. The tradition continues. Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver BC, V7V 1L1

604.922.1915 • bucklandsoutherst.com

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West Vancouver

Arts, Culture & Heritage West Vancouver cultivates artistic talent within the community, offers programs for all ages, showcases art, music and literature, and hosts community events such as Community Day, Canada Day and the Harmony Arts Festival. Harmony Arts Festival August 2–11, 2013 · harmonyarts.ca A lively 10-day festival along West Vancouver’s waterfront showcasing culinary, visual and performing arts. Celebrating its 23rd summer, the Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, will continue to bring a variety of outdoor concerts, an upscale art market, a waterfront lounge, ArtSpeaks, exciting visual arts opportunities for kids and youth and much more! Ferry Building Gallery 1414 Argyle Avenue · ferrybuilding.com This beautifully restored heritage building has become a popular meeting place as well as a centre for arts and culture in West Vancouver. The Gallery showcases the artwork of both emerging and established North Shore artists. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend all events. Cultural Facilities in West Vancouver West Vancouver Museum 680 17th Street · westvancouvermuseum.ca · 604-925-7295 West Vancouver Memorial Library 1950 Marine Drive · westvanlib.org · 604-925-7400 Silk Purse Arts Centre 1570 Argyle Avenue · silkpurse.ca · 604-925-7292

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To register for Arts programs in West Vancouver, visit westvancouver.ca/artsandculture!

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ZoĂŤ Evamy

Garibaldi Highlands BC Home studio: 604.898.4322 www.zevamy.com Zoe Evamy balances a career in animated Film + TV with her passion for painting. Her expressive, vibrant watercolours and fluid acrylics reflect the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the people who share in it. Zoe teaches in West Vancouver, Squamish and is proud to be represented at Mountain Galleries, Whistler. Studio visits welcome by appointment.

IS THIS ANY WAY TO RUN A MUSEUM? APPARENTLY YES.

Come. Go underground and see how a giant copper mine became a giant hit with all ages! Admission and hours at: www.BritanniaMineMuseum.ca

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Two interactive world class heritage museums (rail and mine), local art galleries, vibrant festivals and native culture all in a unique natural setting. Boasting the second highest number of residents who are artists by profession in all of Canada, Squamish is an art destination. Check out our arts and culture scene online. Then choose from multiple accommodation options for an incredible getaway.

www.facebook.com/tourismsquamish www.tourismsquamish.com

Foyer Gallery

Contemporary Space | Excellent Artwork | Submissions Invited Contact the Curator: TobyJaxon@gmail.com Like us facebook.com/ FoyerGalleryInTheSquamishPublicLibrary

TobyJaxon.com

Fine Art Expressions | Art Instruction www.facebook.com/TobyJaxon

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histler was designated the “Cultural Capital of Canada” in 2009 with its inspiring mountain vistas attracting many artists and art-lovers to the resort. There are numerous art galleries throughout Whistler with both local and international art. Art lovers should not miss the galleries at Function Junction on the southern outskirts of Whistler.

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he Sunshine Coast is of course awash in sunshine, but did you know it has the highest concentration of artists and artisans in Canada! The Sunshine Coast Art Crawl is the signature event and a “must do.” For three days in the fall over 100 + galleries, and studios open their doors to welcome you. Take a scenic drive along the Sunshine Coast, stop at community hubs pick up a map and discover the creative talents that make their home here. If music is your thing…it’s here! The Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival, Pender Harbour Blues Festival, Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival and Jazz on the Rocks are but just a few musical sensations to take in. See you where the sun shines!

GPAG Gibsons Public Art Gallery

Founded in 2003, GPAG is managed by a Volunteer Board. Annual Open Submissions Call. Juried.  8-9 exhibitions/year, plus Eve  Smart Gallery: 5 shows/year web: gibsonspublicartgallery.ca • gpag@dccnet.com 604-886-0531

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Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives

716 Winn Road, Gibsons BC 604-886-8232 www.sunshinecoastmuseum.ca Open Tues to Sat, 10:30 to 4:30. Discover the historical connection between land, sea and human experience at the regional museum for the Sunshine Coast. We strive to provide a quality heritage experience for our visitors and promote a deeper understanding of our lives and community within a larger historical context. Our guiding principles are to inspire curiosity, involve our community, and share our stories!

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Sechelt

sculpture by local artists. Vibrant displays of art can be seen yearround at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. For details contact District of Sechelt Arts Coordinator, Siobhan Smith, ssmith@sechelt.ca (604) 989-0804. Web: http://www.sechelt.ca Twitter: @SecheltBC Facebook: DistrictOfSechelt

Sechelt is home to an active arts community with major annual events such as the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts and the Sechelt Arts Festival. Stroll along the waterfront to discover shíshálh First Nation totem poles and informative heritage plaques. Grab lunch at the Sechelt Farmers & Artisans Market, and then wander through downtown to discover murals and outdoor sculpture by local artists. Vibrant displays of art can be seen year round at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre.

Web: http://www.sechelt.ca Twitter: @SecheltBC • Facebook: DistrictOfSechelt

Sechelt Arts Festival Annually in October

A vibrant tapestry of Sunshine Coast music, visual and performance art. Something for everyone! www.secheltartsfestival.com

fresh from the coast

local artisan shop & gallery 5721 Cowrie Street, Sechelt | 604.741.0760

Artworks Gallery & Framing 5685 Cowrie St, Sechelt, BC 604.740.2660 1.877.886.1250 Sunshine Coast Artists Custom Picture Framing Guided Art & Cultural Tours on the Sunshine Coast

August 15-18 2013

August 14-17 2014

Rockwood Centre | Sechelt

tel: 604.885.9631 toll free: 1.800.565.9631

www.writersfestival.ca

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Pender Harbour | Madeira Park

Special exhibits of paper, baskets, wood, textiles and fibres - by Sunshine Coast artists and artists from around BC - visit a spinner and weaver’s studio - participate in workshops visit website for exhibition and workshop schedules - located in beautiful Pender Harbour. www.fibreworksgallery.com • 604.883.2380

Copper Sky Gallery & Cafe

Creative sights & Homemade delights. Located in the heart of the village of Madeira Park. www.copperskycafe.com

Contemporary Artist

4590 Sinclair Bay Road, Garden Bay, BC

604.883.9472

www.motoko.ca

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Art of the Getaway

Here are some tips to help you master the art of the getaway: • Choose inspiring accommodations • • • • •

Stay for at least two nights Organize a few cultural excursions Plan for the unexpected Unplug (even if it is for a shore time)! It’s your way of saying goodbye to the everyday frenetic pace and hello to a calm relaxing vacation. Most of all have fun. It’s a getaway after all.

OPEN DAILY Breakfast 7AM-2PM Lunch 11AM-2PM Tapas 5PM-9PM

Getaway to the Lodge! WEST COAST WILDERNESS LODGE

Sunshine Coast, BC

West Coast dining, oceanview suites, kayak and zodiac tours, gorgeous view decks...WOW! 604.883.3667 | 1.877.988.3838 | WWW.WCWL.COM 60

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Powell River

Powell River Council for Arts, Culture & Heritage c/o Patricia Theatre, 5848 Ash Ave, Powell River, BC V8A 4R6 604.483.9345 www.powellriverartscouncil.com Don’t miss our annual festivals showcasing local arts and culture: February, Arts Mosaic; June, PRISMA Symphony; August, Arts Alive in the Park; October, Sunshine Coast Art Crawl; November, Celebration of Cultural Diversity.

Studio 56 Art Gallery & Tea Parlour 5813 Ash Avenue Powell River BC

604.414.7034 info@studio56.ca www.studio56.ca

Townsite Heritage Society of Powell River

6211 Walnut Street, Powell River, BC V8A 4K2 Come see us at Henderson House in the heart of Powell River’s National Historic District! Guided walking tours available.

604.483.3901 • thetownsite@shaw.ca • Powellrivertownsite.com

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In Burnaby... Immerse yourself in year-round cultural events and exhibits, dine in award-winning restaurants, and relax in four-diamond hotels. All just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

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Spring Rhododendron Festival European Festival Burnaby Summer Concert Series Bravo Burnaby Hats off to Heights Day Mid-Summer Festival Summer Canada Day Symphony in the Park Giro di Burnaby Burnaby Summer Concert Series Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival Culture Crawl with Burnaby Art Gallery Burnaby Village Museum Summer Season Fall Shadbolt Theatre Season Opener Nikkei Heritage Centre Fall Fair Burnaby Village Museum Haunted Village Footlight Theatre Annual Production Winter Shadbolt Seasonal Celebration Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas

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Gabor Gasztonyi 778.397.1449 www.gaborphotography.com Studio & Gallery www.gaborgasztonyigallery.com 730 12th Street, New Westminster BC

New West Artists is an inclusive, non-profit society aiming to celebrate, encourage and stimulate visual artists through connection, education and promotion. Buy local, direct from the artist

Visit newwestartists.com for affordaBle art

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Saturday and Sunday, August 10th & 11th, 11am - 5pm

newwestculturalcrawl.com

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Coquitlam

Arts & Culture Coquitlam is one of Metro Vancouver region’s best kept tourism secrets. Visitors are drawn to Coquitlam because of the diverse mix of cultural activities and destination attractions. In one day you can enjoy the outdoors, attend a sporting event, take in a theatre production or art exhibition, attend a festival, learn about different cultures, enjoy one of many heritage attractions, shop for that longawaited gift, and finish the day off with a dining experience second to none. We encourage you to explore one of BC’s best-kept tourism and recreation secrets.

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Coquitlam Mackin House Museum 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam BC 604.516.6151 | www.coquitlamheritage.ca Operated by the Coquitlam Heritage Society, the museum has been restored to depict life in the house at the time of its initial occupation by the Mackin family in 1909. Mr. Mackin, of Irish decent, was the general manager of the Fraser Mills. Drop by for a visit or contact us to book a tour for a group in French or English to learn more about the house and the community. Entrance is by donation.

Arts Connect

Connecting People Through the Arts

604.931.8255 | www.artsconnect.ca ArtsConnect is a dynamic regional arts resource. We inform, inspire and engage people in arts and cultural experiences. Visit www.artsconnect.ca for up-to-date arts and cultural news, events calendar and online Cultural Directory.

Place Des Arts 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam BC 604.516.6151 | www.coquitlamheritage.ca Place des Arts arts centre and music school in Coquitlam offers high quality arts education for all ages and abilities in the visual and performing arts. In our three gallery spaces and artisan shop, we showcase the work of local emerging artists. Regular Family Days feature tours, demonstrations & workshops offered by current exhibiting artists.

Festival du Bois Mackin Park in Maillardville, Coquitlam, BC www.festivaldubois.ca A hot time at a cool winter festival! Be part of Greater Vancouver’s premiere celebration of francophone music, dance, craft, food, heritage and culture! Known for being a showcase venue for some of the finest French Canadian, world and folk music artists, the festival is uniquely accessible and fun cultural & community event that offers a wealth of great activities and exhibits for young and young at heart. Join us at Festival du Bois to celebrate the joie de vivre of Maillardville together! Let the party begin!

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arts • culture • community

Port Coquitlam is a great destination any day of the year. The growing arts scene, cultural facilities, public art and built heritage enrich community life. Celebrate Port Coquitlam’s centennial (19132013) with activities throughout the year and enjoy a wide variety of specialized legacy projects (see www.portcoquitlam.ca/100)! Leigh Square Community Arts Village (behind City Hall) encourages and facilitates community development through arts, culture and heritage: • special events and festivals (Coffee Concerts, Christmas at Leigh Square, Summer in the City Festival and Farmers Market!) • visual art exhibitions by local, national and international artists • innovative and unique performing and visual art programs for all ages • studio spaces for rental and rehearsals • new Heritage Centre at Leigh Square with extensive and fascinating archives from the past (see www.pocoheritage.org for more details)

www.portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare 604.927.8400

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Steveston

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ISCOVER THE DELIGHTFUL SEASIDE MIX OF HISTORIC

sites such as the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Britannia Heritage Shipyard, the London Heritage Farm, along with great dining, and charming shops / galleries that together make Steveston a ‘must experience’.

604.448.4860 | www.phoenixartworkshop.com

Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery, home of The South Delta Artists Guild

Nestled in the community of Tsawwassen, close to the ferries, beaches, local cafes and restaurants, on the way to Point Roberts, WA, our beautiful gallery displays a wide variety of paintings, drawings & sculpture by local artists. Monthly gallery rotations ensure new work on a regular basis, so visit often. Annual juried show "Oil "O & Water" is held in August, a must see! CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR SHOW & WORKSHOP DETAILS

southdeltaartistsguild.com

1710, 56th St, Delta, BC | 604.943.3313 Hours: Thur - Sun, 11am - 4pm

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White Rock

Don’t miss our exciting world of arts, RICHMOND, BC culture and heritage with performances such as Salmon Row and Chinese New Year, a Public Art Collection featuring over 90 artworks, interesting gallery and museum exhibits, and unique annual events that include Doors Open Richmond, the Children’s Arts Festival, the Maritime Festival and SalmonFest. Find the extraordinary in a city that has evolved from pioneering roots into a thriving and dynamic destination. Richmond has a legacy for all to enjoy!

www.richmond.ca Britannia Shipyard national hiStoric Site 5180 Westwater Dr. 604-718-8050 richmond.ca/britannia Gateway theatre 6500 Gilbert Rd. 604-270-1812 gatewaytheatre.com Gulf of GeorGia cannery national hiStoric Site 12138 Fourth Ave. 604-664-9009 gulfofgeorgiacannery.com london heritaGe farm 6511 Dyke Rd. 604-271-5220 richmond.ca/ londonfarm richmond art Gallery 7700 Minoru Gate 604-247-8300 richmondartgallery.org richmond muSeum 7700 Minoru Gate 604-247-8300 richmondmuseum.ca richmond olympic oval 6111 River Rd. 778-296-1400 richmondoval.ca SteveSton muSeum 3811 Moncton St. 604-718-8439

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Aboriginal Day Aldergrove Fair Days Arts Alive BBQ on the Bypass Brigade Days BC Renaissance Festival Canada Day Cranberry Festival Country Celebrations Christmas in Williams Park Farmer’s Feast Feast of Fields Fort Langley Celebration of the Arts Grave Tales Langley Art Studio Tours Langley Eats Local Langley International Festival Langley Good Times Cruise-In

www.tourism-langley.ca www.tourism-langley.ca

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Unique Portrait Sculpture by Elaine Brewer-White www.elainebrewerwhite.com • 778.882.0561

The Pencil Studio

10-23230 Billy Brown Road, Langley, BC. www.thepencilstudio.com • 604-888-0721 Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12noon-5pm

Located in Fort Langley, the Pencil Studio sells original, local art, and offers art classes year round.

K’wy’i’y’e Spring Salmon Studio & Gallery Please visit our new gallery by appointment: 23625 Gabriel Lane Fort Langley, BC V1M 2S3 604.888.4380 or 604.880.9615 art@springsalmonstudio.com www.springsalmonstudio.com

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The Art of Collecting Glass

A Rich History..

It’s been said that human-made glass first appeared in ancient Mesopotamia, circa 3000 BC, where glass fusion was used for constructing tools. Another account states that Phoenician sailors, who accidentally melted the sand beneath their cooking fires, discovered the process. Whatever the course of invention, by Roman times, works of fused and sculpted glass were prized collectibles. Today, in studios around British Columbia, artists blow, fuse, etch and stain this delicate medium to the delight of collectors around the world. The marvel of glass is that even when it appears solid, the molecules within it are moving at a slow rate-in this way, glass is “alive”.

Glass Blowing The first glass blowers took up their tools around 50 BC. Today, blowers such as Sol Maya, Robert Gary Parkes, and David New-Small on Granville Island use a five foot long pipe thrust into a fiery opening called a glory hole.

Stained Glass Every stained glass window begins as full-size drawing. Pieces of coloured glass are selected to bring the design to fruition. The glass is cut to size and designs are applied using a special “paint” containing metal oxides, powder glass and gum. The pieces are then kiln-fired and connected using lead.

Fused Glass Also known as warm glass and kiln-fired glass, fused glass is created when cut pieces are fired in a kiln. Be sure to visit Tammy Hudgeon Glassworks on Gabriola Island.

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White Rock

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he Oceanside city of White Rock presents

visitors with a vibrant culture and the inspirational Pacific landscape where culinary talent meets a thriving arts community.

From boardwalk buskers and a lively nightlife to fine dining and world-class art galleries, the city is alive with exciting experiences of all kinds. White Rock is home to many artists and craftspeople who come and take inspiration from the scenic surrounds, creating a dynamic and engaging arts community. Galleries, studios, art walks, studio tours and many other experiences are plentiful in this beautiful beachfront community. In addition to natural beauty and an established arts community, White Rock plays host to a number of festivals in celebration of the rich heritage and the flourishing arts community. The annual Spirit of the Sea Festival brings thousands to the beach community featuring a multitude of events from beach games, live music and a parade. The Semiahmoo First Nation’s host the Salmon Festival each year in the Semiahmoo Park – a two-day multicultural festival and traditional Salmon BBQ. Whatever your reason for visiting the beautiful White Rock, this city offers more than just a day at the beach – explore the wealth of cultural activity, culinary talent and the many unique experiences the Lower-Mainland’s Oceanside community has to offer.

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Harrison

Harrison Festival of the Arts

Harrison Hot Springs, BC 604.796.3664 info@harrisonfestival.com • www.harrisonfestival.com In a setting free of large crowds and high ticket prices, the Harrison Festival presents music from all corners of the globe, a large outdoor art market, a special day for children and much more.

Agassiz Harrison Museum 7011 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz, BC V0M1A0 604.796.3545 • www.agassizharrisonmuseum.org

Housed in the oldest wooden railroad station still in existence in BC, the museum has an impressive collection of local artifacts including a special 2013 showcase on the Doukhobor’s time in Agassiz. Admission is by donation.

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Chilliwack ying at the foot of the Coastal mountain range,

Chilliwack is a lush and plentiful valley aptly known as “The Great Outside.” Thriving agricultural landscape sheltered by the magnificent presence of the mountains, creates a peaceful and inspiring environment home to over 1000 practicing artists and craftspeople. Visitors engage with a vibrant arts community; from thriving agriculture to the wealth of Aboriginal heritage, Chilliwack is a rich cultural destination.

Our 18 acre destination garden centre is where you'll find everything you need to build the garden of your dreams.

10015 Young Rd. Chilliwack p. 604.792.6612 www.mintergardens.com 'mintergardening'

Collette J. Pereira

Dryad Woodturning Chilliwack, BC 604.792.3076 www.dryadwoodturning.com

Delicate wooden bells hand-turned by the late Brian Tyson and hand-painted in various designs by Collette J. Pereira. Each bell is a unque signed piece of art. Also available in her home studio are Collette’s artwork on canvas and Brian’s fine artforms in wood. Please call for an appointment.  

Chilliwack Museum & Archives 45820 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack, BC 604.795.5210 • info@chilliwackmuseum.ca Monday - Friday 9am - 4:30pm Changing art & history exhibits, walking tours, gift shop & more. Located in the heart of Chilliwack.

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Gallery owner and arts enthusiast, Trudy Van Dop shares her expertise. Whether you are thinking about building your home collection or trying to add some life to the office, a unique work of art is an ideal way to bring inspiration and beauty to any environment. Building an art collection that inspires your home or workplace is a worthy endeavor and a lifelong investment.

Where to start?

Pacific Home Decor

If you are new to collecting or feeling uninspired by your current pieces, take a look around your home. We collect and cherish certain objects for sentimentality or because they fulfill a certain desire. A favorite fruit bowl may be cherished for its perfect depth and the brilliance of the glaze, for it’s weight or any other of its qualities; while a painting may be moving and bring inspiration.

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Refresh your collection.

Sometimes we tire of pieces, give your collection a facelift. If you’re tired of seeing that painting above the mantle piece, try moving it to a new wall, or paint the wall where it is hanging. Many galleries offer art consulting, have a curator visit your home and help you realize the potential of your collection and suggest a few new pieces to add.

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Tricks of the trade.

Talk to your local gallery and find out what kind of services they offer. Many art galleries offer art lending programs for businesses that regularly want to update the office environment. Or if you are unsure how a piece will fit with your home, many galleries will come and install a piece at your Matthias Boening home for a week or two. Seeing a piece in its perfect place in your home is different than viewing it in a gallery.

Explore a new medium.

Already a collector? Try something new! If you’re running out of wall space, explore glass, metal, ceramics, stone or wood. A beautiful hand blown glass vase or a unique aboriginal wood carving add presence to a room and variety to a collection.

Art for every day.

Collecting artworks can be extended beyond the wall and the pedestal. Sculptures and additions to a collection but what about functional art? Imagine your cupboards filled with beautiful, hand-crafted ceramics or a unique end table carved by a skilled artisan.

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Remember, the greatest factor in selecting art for your collection is your relationship to the piece. If you love it, take it home and it will be enjoyed for generations to come.

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Jim Walsh painting as J.Charles 778.878.7322 | jim_walsh@telus.net | www.jimwalsh-artist.com

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Daniel J. Izzárd 1923-2007

“Early Morning, Quathiaski Cove, BC” 24” x 30”, oil on canvas

For further information please contact Izzard Fine Arts Inc. 604-922-3474 or email izzardstudio@shaw.ca izzardfinearts.com

“Pemberton Valley Road” 36” x 48” Acrylic on Thick Canvas Wrap

Mike Svob His work can be found at the following Fine Art Galleries:

• www.whiterockgallery.com • www.adelecampbell.com • www.pengal.com • www.canadahouse.com • www.stephenloweartgallery.com

For Workshop Listings: mikesvob@gmail.com • www.mikesvob.com

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Matthias Boening Tree Fever Designs 778.428.0216

facebook: tree fever designs www.matthiasboening.com kboening1@shaw.ca

Matthias, is a self-taught wood sculpter and woodturner, designer and manufacturer of furniture. Matthias’ shop/studio is located on an acreage close to Oyster River and Saratoga Beach, after a move from the interior. His furniture can be found on the Kimberley Ski Hill in most of the condo developments and homes, and is carried exclusive to Alberta - at Sims in Red Deer. Matthias specializes in creating “conversation pieces” with his turnings, sculptures, and even with some of his furniture! He creates pieces using a variety of woods, including burls, laminations, alder, fir and driftwood. Matthias’ work has been featured in the NY Times and Oprah magazine, and been used as corporate gifts from various organizations, including a previous premier of BC who gave them to visiting dignataries. Please call ahead for appointments and address.

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ason Marlow is a wood turner known for his dynamic and creative pieces of woodwork. His pieces are innovative and imaginative, making him one of Canada’s most distinguished wood turners. Establishing a studio in Canada in 1980 Jason Marlow led the way in large scale wall pieces by using bigger pieces of Red Cedar. The pieces were decorated and enhanced by carving, colouring and the use of gold leaf to highlight images of coastal mountains, migrating swans and salmon. Jason uses only sustainable indigenous woods to produce a wide range commissions as well as smaller works as well as teaching the next generation of artisans through workshops and courses.  

Jason Marlow - Woodturner 5430 Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach BC 250.757.8041

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he lush forests of British Columbia

have long been an inspiration to artists and craftspeople as well as a receptive medium. Rich in natural beauty, with unique patterns and sustainable versatility, wood is an attractive medium for works of all kinds. For centuries, artists and craftspeople have used wood to create objects ranging from utensils, to traditional and expressive aboriginal artwork. Today, wood is used for by a variety of artists to create anything from contemporary furniture to fine arts and even abstract works. Whatever your taste, explore the history and magic of the art of wood.

Oden Gallery www.OdenGallery.com Vancouver | Call toll free 1.855.687.6336

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We believe we are to leave this earth better than when we arrived. We do this by handcrafting contemporary furniture with intention and designing it to last generations. We are an artisan run gallery with award winning and classically trained North American professionals. Call us toll free today so we can assist you with questions about our collection or to work with an artisan to commission your dream piece.

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nown world over for warm hospitality,

gorgeous scenery, and a vibrant art scene, Vancouver Island, with its strong Aboriginal Culture, is ranked number one of “Top 5 Islands in Canada” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. The powerful art, enthralling legends, and history of the island’s Aboriginal people have captured the imagination of visitors for over 200 years, and are preserved today in the many museums, cultural centres, and heritage sites on the Island. Discovering the history of the Vancouver Island region is an exciting journey into the past. Riding a steam train through an outdoor forestry museum, exploring a fully restored heritage mill, strolling through flourishing gardens first planted by early settlers, viewing the lifestyles of the late 19th century rich & powerful at Craigdorroch Castle, or having an English Tea party in the garden of a heritage home; these are but a few of the many experiences awaiting you. Wherever you travel you’ll find evidence of our roots, and you are never far from creative talent. Artists and artisans the world over are particularly drawn to the peace and beauty of the Vancouver Island region. Studios and art galleries are found in virtually every community, creating, exhibiting and selling original art and craftwork inspired by the region’s land and seascapes, history, and traditions. Vancouver Island and particularly the Gulf Islands are home to thousands of artists and artisans creating for your enjoyment. Galleries, artists’ studios, theatres and festivals abound!

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LEGEND Ferry Route Brentwood Bay

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ictoria, BC’s capital is one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. Graced with restored heritage buildings, unique shops and a spectacular Inner Harbour where buskers and street performers entertain the city is easily walked. A must see is the Royal BC Museum, there you will be taken on a journey through the human and natural history of BC. At the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria learn about the city’s iconic artist Emily Carr. You may be inspired to visit the house where she lived a few short blocks away. While Victoria’s tearooms, hanging flower baskets, and horse drawn carriages give it a cozy, old-world feel that reflects its European heritage, year-round downtown activity gives the city a youthful energy.

DISCOVER NATURE THROUGH HIS EYES.

See the world’s largest exhibit of original works by the legendary artist, Robert Bateman. 470 Belleville St, Victoria, BC 250-940-3630 www.batemancentre.org Contact us for gallery and gift shop hours.

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Experience the lifestyles of the wealthy surrounded by exquisite stained glass, woodwork and Victorian furnishings. Open daily: 10:00am – 4:30pm for self guided tours 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria 250.592.5323 www.thecastle.ca

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he Gulf Islands are accessed by BC Ferries sailing in some of the world’s most scenic waters. Deep in talented artists and artisans enjoying the slower pace of living here amidst stunning scenery, the Gulf Islands produce a myriad of art works found in numerous galleries and studios. Most islands have organized summer studio tours making you journey of discovery easier as well as festivals and events such as the Salt Spring Island’s ArtCraft. Artisanal products, such as cheese, bread, honey, jewelry, pottery, wood objects, and other fine items displayed by accomplished artisans and farmers in outdoor markets are reasons enough to escape to the Gulf Islands.

Gulf Islands’ #1 Getaway This Small Luxury Hotel, spa and restaurant on Salt Spring Island is one of 1000 Places to See Before you Die and on National Geographic’s 2009 Stay List. Relax in casually-elegant guest rooms, savour superb regional cuisine (Zagat 27/30), and be pampered by our attentive staff!

Visit Our Website for Specials & Packages 160 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island BC 250.537.2362, Toll Free: 1.800.661.9255 www.hastingshouse.com

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Local art, local food, local wines, local spa ... all on island time!

Galiano Island British Columbia 250.539.3388 877.530.3939 www.galianoinn.com www.galianoliving.com

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etchosin / Sooke is rich in creative talents

and hosts a vibrant artisan community giving the area its distinct cultural charm and character. Though small towns, Metchosin has a fabulous Civic Art Gallery; whilst Sooke is graced with a performing arts group, and philharmonic orchestra. Both communities host the Annual Stinking Fish Studio Tour in the summer. Each year The Sooke Fine Arts Show provides opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to showcase their work. More than 8,000 visitors attend the 11-day show, the Island’s longest-running juried art show and premier summer arts event.

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Coast Collective Art Centre 3221 Heatherbell Road, Colwood, B.C. V9C 1Y8

www.coastcollective.ca

250-391-5522

Tucked away in a magnificent 1928 mansion, nestled in 11 acres of forest and gardens on the shores of beautiful Esquimalt Lagoon, you'll find the amazing work of over 200 local artists. Gallery, Gift Shops, Classes & Workshops.

Marvellous views.

Open noon to 5:00PM, Wednesday thru Sunday

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Sooke Exhibit Room III 2050 Drennan Street, Sooke, BC 250.642.7176 Open by appointment or by chance. www.constablematheson.com stay@constablematheson.com Exhibit Room III is the studio/shop of feltmaker Sheila Beech. Located in Sooke’s first police station, the studio is full of bright wool and exotic fibres that are used for Sheila’s innovative designs.

South Shore Gallery 2046 Otter Point Road PO Box 173 Sooke, BC 250.642.205 ww.sooke.org/southshoregallery Mon–Sat 10am to 5pm Original paintings, sculpture pottery & glass by South Vancouver Island artists. Robert Louis Chouinard

When I want to describe Sooke Harbour House, three words:

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Cowichan

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he Cowichan Region is a veritable cornucopia of arts, culture, and heritage with over 10 museums and many artists and artisans calling the valley their home. It is also a horn of plenty when it comes to serving up culinary art in the form of fresh local culinary offerings coupled with wines from the regions numerous wineries. To say Cowichan is characterized by locals practising a slower paced, attention to quality, and sustainability lifestyle is an understatement. Here artists and artisans flourish creating and crafting a lifestyle with attention to the aesthetics’ of life. It is not by coincidence that Western Canada’s only two economusees are found here. A testament to the regions artisan producers of cheese, bread, wines, furniture and other fine products.

VISIT OUR WORKSHOPS VANCOUVER ISLAND REGION

The Cider Économusée at Merridale Ciderworks The Herbology Économusée at Hazelwood Herb Farm www.economusee.tourisme-cb.com

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Teafarm is an eclectic experience of tea + art + nature in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Our eleven-acre farm features a teashop and production facility, and is home to Margit’s studio and gallery. The gallery has four exhibits a year featuring local and visiting artists.

STUDIO + GALLERY www.margitnellemann.com

EXQUISITE ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF

www.teafarm.ca

8350 Richards Trail North Cowichan 250 748 3811

We create original recipe, artisan tea blends from imported organic loose teas and ingredients grown on the farm. Come sip our unique blends in Margit’s hand-built ceramic cups. The teashop also offers organic estate grown teas in bulk from all over the world. We offer a distinct artisanal experience complemented by high-quality products. We love what we do and invite you to share our passion for tea and clay in a truly unique country setting.

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Cowichan Bay

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he seaside village of Cowichan Bay is a charming, picturesque, and some would say funky place off the beaten path. Cow Bay as the locals call it is North America’s first ‘slowtown’ after earning the prestigious Italian ‘Cittaslow’ designation in 2009; a designation given to towns enabling a slower paced and better quality of life environment.

www.cowichantheatre.ca

On the seaside of the main street you will find artisanal shops offering breads, cheeses, and ice-cream made locally in the fresh, organic, sustainable ways of our forefathers not to mention galleries, cafes, and boutiques with unique offerings. The south end of Main Street is anchored by the Oceanfront Resort in case you decide to ‘slow down’ and stay awhile.

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Cowichan Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan BC 250.746.8119 / 877.746.8119 www.quwutsun.ca

First Nations cultural experience –  Open June thru September. Listen to a Cowichan Tour Guide tell you stories passed from generation to generation, see the Authentic Cowichan Knitters display and purchase hand carved art pieces and jewelry. Try Authentic Native cuisine in the Riverwalk Café- along the banks of the Cowichan River.

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Fun and Vibrant Cultural Experience

Enjoy the charm of this thriving Island town with quality, independently owned shops and services, who genuinely care about the visitors and locals, who bring to life our bustling sidewalks. Less than an hour from Victoria and Nanaimo, the Downtown boasts over 20 unique eateries, it’s own brew pub and wine bar, a historical museum, alleyway exhibits, galleries, boutique storefronts, and community events & services, all within easy stride of each other. Discover our year round Saturday Farmer’s Market, offering authentic craftmanship, colour and flavour.

Don’t forget to take a free guided, or self walking tour, of the World’s largest display of outdoor Totem Poles.

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Make a discovery! HBC Bastion [1853] Seasonal Tours & Events Unique Gift Shop 100 Museum Way • 250.753.1821 www.nanaimomuseum.ca www.facebook.com/NanaimoMuseum

Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair We’re at the Bowen Park Social Center, 2300 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo, BC and is held on the first weekend in November. Fri from 12 noon to 8:oo pm, Sat from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sun. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Unique one of a kind gifts made by our 62 artisans. Prizes every hour and a grand prize. http://www.nanaimoprofessionalcraftfair.com For information: 250.390.2172 or elizacraftfair@yahoo.com

Annual Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d’Èrable Unit 30 - 1925 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo BC V9S 1H1 250.729.2776 • www.francophonenanaimo.org Demonstrate your joie de vivre, at the Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d’ Èrable at Beban Park Auditorium as L’ Association des francophones de Nanaimo presents its annual three-day extravaganza, celebrating French Canadian culture, music, foods, and traditions. Delightful toffy on snow – how sweet it is! Held annually every February.

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99 CHAPEL STREET, NANAIMO MON-SAT 10-5 250.591.1111 bartonandleiergallery.com

Art 10 Gallery

Unit 123 - Nanaimo North Town Centre Nanaimo BC, 250.756.6136 www.myartclub.com/art.10.gallery Open 7 days a week during Mall hours An artist co-op gallery, ART 10 is celebrating our 30th year and continues to offer unique, original work by local painters, potters and jewelry makers.

Inspiring and challenging our community through art campus gallery

downtown gallery

900 Fifth St 150 Commercial St Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5 Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 250 740 6350 250 754 1750 Image: Ian Garrioch. Collection of NAG

www.nanaimoartgallery.com

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n Gabriola Island creativity abounds.

The Island likely hosts Canada’s highest concentration of painters, potters, glassmakers, photographers, sculptures, musicians, and actors. Best time to experience this plethora of creativity is during the Thanksgiving Weekend Studio Tour when nearly 100 island artists and artisans throw open more than 60 studios for your enjoyment. In August, during the Gabriola Theatre Festival, the performing arts are on display with performances ranging from comedy and satire, to drama and fantasy. Reminders of Gabriola’s most ancient culture can be found in over 50 petroglyphs found on the island.

GLASS + MIXED MEDIA

1790 seymour road, gabriola island, bc phone: (250) 247-0104 tammyglass@telus.net www.tammyhudgeon.com

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Visit Galleries & Artists The Old School House Arts Centre 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach 250.752.6133 • www.theoldschoolhouse.org

Qualicum Beach Artisans Market Summers only July thru August each and every Friday 3 pm to 8 pm at The Old School House in Qualicum Beach. Artisanal works for the discerning eye!

Qualicum Beach

(lower level at The Old School House)

Sheila Sheila Warren Warren

Joan Larson

Sherry Mitchell

www.sheilawarren.com www.sheilawarren.com

www.joanlarson.com

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ocated 2.5 hours from Victoria, the Comox Valley

offers rich cultural and outdoor experiences. Boasting 80+ annual festivals and events, unique museums, countless galleries and artists’ studios.

Comox Valley Art Gallery

580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay BC, 250.338.6211 www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com CVAG is a public contemporary art gallery with a gift shop featuring the best work of local and regional artisans, open M-Sat 10-5.

South Hollow Gallery Leapenhi Paper 218 – 5th St, Courtenay, BC

250.334.0221 • www.southhollow.ca Open Mon to Sat, 9:30am – 5:30pm Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm

A store to explore. Discover fine art, fashion accessories & home décor. Local paintings, photos, art glass, pottery & jewellery. Inspiring supplies for paper artists. Largest selection of handmade & specialty papers on Vancouver Island.

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Marilyn Peeters has a strong passion for the natural environment. Her brush strokes are long and expressive and her colour choices are vibrant and bold. 7985 Island Hwy. Black Creek. BC. By Appointment Only. (250).337.8913

Judi Pedder

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4/26/2013 10:06:13 317 Torrence Road, Comox, BC

250.339.7081 www.judipedder.com

Visit my Comox gallery/studio for original artwork on canvas, paper, yupo and silk.  Go to my web site to see my “flower portraits” and landscapes from locations in UK and across Canada.  My work on Masa paper on canvas is entirely my invention, gaining awards and recognition. Requiring no mat or glass, these vibrant watercolours are not to be found elsewhere.

Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery 2926 Back Road, Comox, BC Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

1.877.338.2120 www.spiritsofthewestcoast.com Enjoy beautiful and affordable Original Haida and Pacific Northwest Coast Native Art, Carvings and Jewelry.

Pearl Ellis Gallery 1729A Comox Avenue

Comox, BC | 250.339.2822 www.pearlellisgallery.com A volunteer-run public art gallery featuring paintings, sculpture, photography & more by established and emerging local artists. Free admission.

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he Campbell River Quadra Island Region has

attracted many talented artists and artisans making the area, particularly the island of Quadra, a mecca for collectors of art. The Quadra Island Studio Tour in June guides visitors to Quadra’s galleries and artist studios. Aboriginal culture runs deep in this region. The museum in Campbell River has a stunning display of masks in a captivating Aboriginal presentation called Treasures of the Siwidi and an extensive collection of regional artifacts making it a cultural destination of note.

Photo by Tori Gate from sister city in Japan, Isicari

Folks come here to get away and yet be culturally stimulated. You may find yourself treated to First Nations traditional fare on the beach cooked in bentwood boxes after a day of touring. Or maybe lounging in a spa at one of Quadra’s resorts after touring on a bike from Naked Bicycles, a world renown custom bike crafter on Quadra. Travelling south between Comox and Qualicum Beach you will find two spots of interest; the Union Bay Gallery and the Fanny Bay Trading Co.

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Quadra Island Quadra Island

Inn · cabins · camping · seaside dining pub · full service marina · whale & bear watching · kayak tours

Heriot Bay Inn Quadra Island · BC visit us online: www.HeriotBayInn.com • tollfree: 1.888.605.4545

NUYUMBALEES CULTURAL CENTRE

Celebrating the Language & Culture of the Laich-Kwil-Tach Peoples

Share our History and our Story. Plan your visit today. CULTURAL CENTRE & GIFT SHOP Open Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm April 28th through October 1st (including holidays) 34 Weway Road. Cape Mudge. Quadra Island E: info@nuyumbalees.com W: nuyumbalees.com T: 250.285.3733

Vacation Homes

Bed & Breakfast

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WiFi | Private Dock | Kayak Tours | Putting Green | Sauna | Hot Tub

Oceanfront Resort

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Quadra Island, BC | Canada

Visit gowllandharbour.com today!

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Ahtsik Native Art Gallery www.gordondick.ca 250-723-3425

Carving The Future 7133 Pacific Rim Highway, Port Alberni Rollin Art Centre and Gallery

The Rollin Art Centre’s fine arts gallery, gift shop and amazing community gardens are sure to inspire! Weddings and special events welcome. 3061-8th Ave, Port Alberni, BC • 250-724-3412 OPEN: Tuesday ~ Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

history is alive in port alberni

www.alberniheritage.com

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he awesome natural beauty of the Pacific Rim

has inspired and shaped the creative talents of the many artists who make their home here. Some like the aboriginal artists have inherited their skills over centuries creating works with deep cultural influences; others have come recently to be inspired and shaped by this incredible landscape.

Wander the galleries and shops of Ucluelet and Tofino, experience an annual festival such as the Pacific Rim Whale Festival held in the spring, or the Carving on the edge Festival in the fall, commune with the locals, and you too will have immersed yourself in the flavour of the Pacific Rim. Who knows what creative talents will be awakened‌ at the very least you will emerge refreshed with memorable experiences to be savoured long afterwards.

IN THIS INSTANCE, ART IMITATES LIFE. The Wickaninnish Inn is a long time supporter of local art and artists like renowned carver Henry Nolla. From the early days, Wickaninnish Inn founder Dr. Howard McDiarmid forged a deep and lasting relationship with Henry. His work is on display throughout the Inn, and his legacy lives on through our on-site carving shed and the Henry Nolla Gallery in Tofino. Learn more about this extraordinary man, his life in Tofino, and his contribution to The Wickaninnish Inn and the community at large at:

www.wickinn.com

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Escape to Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, a magical location on British Columbia’s wild west coast.

Ucluelet, BC • 1-877-762-5011 • blackrockresort.com

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With views like this, Tofino is nothing short of inspiring

Creative Tofino The breathtaking beauty of remote Clayoquot Sound has long acted as muse to the artistic Nuu-chah-nulth people. Today, this special place continues to draw inventive spirits, thriving alongside surfers and chefs, fishermen and scientists, and more.

Photo: Melody Charlie

Photo: Tofino Botanical Gardens

Plan your trip around our festivals. Visit art studios and galleries. Immerse yourself in the creative force of our vast beaches, old-growth forest and unforgettable natural and cultural riches.

Don’t miss these Tofino cultural events: March

September

• ArtSplash Art Show

• Cultural Heritage Festival, • Carving On the Edge

June

• Pacific Rim Summer Festival

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• Tofino Film Festival

Visit tourismtofino.com for more event information.

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West Coast Artist Mark Hobson Mark lives in Tofino, on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, where he has painted professionally for over twenty-five years. Mark is best known for his passionate portrayals of the wildlife and landscapes of the Canadian Pacific coast. For a complete list of shows, workshops, galleries or to view all current original and reproduction artworks please visit Mark’s website. NBSLIPCTPODPNttBSU!NBSLIPCTPODPN

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thompson okanagan

welcome to the thompson okanagan The Thompson Okanagan, in the B.C. interior, is rich in Culture and alive with Creativity and Art.

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t’s the best place in the world to discover not only unique and varied traditional arts but also the art of the Orchard and the art of the Vineyard. After taking in our cultural a­ ttractions, be sure to spend some time outdoors and enjoy nature’s art gallery! For more information, visit www.hellobc.com/tota

or call 1.800.567.2275

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eritage is important to the residents of the

region and is found throughout the Thompson Okanagan. Whether it comes in the form of artifacts displayed in the region’s historic buildings, in contemporary museums, or in a First Nations pit house; the past is part of the present.

The region is home to numerous artists and artisans many of which welcome you into their creative spaces to learn and be inspired. Signs along the roads locate open studios, often there are organized local area studio tours when artists are especially welcoming. Visit the many local galleries for current information on the local cultural scene.

Photo by Fresh Inc/Tourism Kamloops

In the Thompson Okanagan historic and contemporary art blends magnificently with the culture of orchards, organic farms, and great culinary adventures. Come experience the Thompson Okanagan, visit with a local artist, experience aboriginal culture on an First Nation heritage site, taste the culture embodied in a glass of wine, or a well-executed meal from local ingredients, trip into the past on a steam train… experience for yourself what makes this region unique and enriching!

“Yesterday, arriving by stagecoach at the historic roadhouse for lunch, we relived Thompson gold rush history.” Today, wine tastings and a farm-to-table dinner followed by front row seats for an Okanagan outdoor summer concert.”   Travel Thompson Okanagan     95


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he Cultural District is a walkable, compact hub offering exciting options for entertainment, fine dining, exhibitions and shopping. More than one third of the city’s public art collection is found within the District, including a bright blue grizzly bear who keeps an eye on Stuart Park. Agriculture is in our bones, and beams too. Kelowna’s fruit industry heritage lives on in the newly renovated Historic Laurel Packinghouse, one of many architectural delights in the Cultural District. Next door, the Rotary Centre for the Arts still holds traces of its past life as an agricultural supply warehouse. From exhibitions of provocative contemporary art to world record setting community art making, the Kelowna Art Gallery offers programs for all ages and is located at the heart of the Cultural District. Raising the curtain to a wide variety of live entertainment, the Kelowna Community Theatre provides an intimate setting for outstanding performers as it celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. The Kelowna Branch Library is the Cultural District’s info hub, from the newest e-book to a full-service reference desk. A suite of brochures to guide your own discoveries is available for pick up or downloading at kelowna.ca/culture, including: Abbott St. and Marshall St. Heritage Walking Tours; Cultural District Self-Guided Walking Tour; Heritage Driving Tour; and Public Art Map Guide.

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thompson okanagan Hambleton Galleries 1290 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC 250.860.2498 www.hambletongalleries.com Hambleton Galleries is celebrating its 50th year! We show a stable of artists from emerging to internationally known artists. We have paintings, glass, and sculpture to round out our product line. We also offer brokerage in the procurement and selling of investment art.

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Native Art Turtle Island Gallery 115-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9V8; 250.717.8235 www.turtleislandgallery.com; Monday–Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm year round, in summer we are also open Sundays 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Specialize in First Nations art from magnificent masks to original paintings, and limited edition prints to exquisite gold and silver jewelry, carved by some of Canada’s foremost aboriginal artists. You will also find a great selection of crafts, giftware and Pendleton blankets.

Lynden Beesley

Atelier Pom 2871 Lakeview Road West Kelowna BC V1Z 1Y5 1.778.755.1527 • lynbee@shaw.ca www.atelierpom.com Lynden’s work represents an exploration of her cultural background and is informed by myth and her local environment. She works in various print media and likes to sculpt in bronze and stone. She invites you to visit her and to see her studio and her gallery for yourselves. Please Call for an Appointment.

Michael Breakey

2326 Country Club Drive, Kelowna BC, 250.765.7222 Cell 250.717.7793 info@michaelbreakey.com www.michaelbreakey.com After years of travelling the world, and extensive wanderings across Canada, Michael has created a series of photographic landscape works of art for your home or office visual enjoyment. He provides consultation services to really focus on your style of imaging, as well as framing that will suit your personal environment. Michael’s work is guaranteed to please.

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Lake Country —

Arts in the Heart of the Okanagan.

Just up the road from the Kelowna International Airport, the District of Lake Country has quietly been developing an arts community unparalleled in British Columbia. The community has become a gathering place for artists wanting to enjoy the wonderful Okanagan lifestyle outside of the hectic pace of larger cities. Visitors can spend the day exploring the Lake Country Art Gallery and the Barn Gallery to see exquisite Okanagan art. They can spend the evening at the magnificent Creekside Theatre or enjoy an outdoor spectacle from the Lake Country Open Air Performances Society. And of course, the nationally renowned ArtWalk, the jewel in the crown of the Lake Country arts scene, is an amazing opportunity to experience local art. Lake Country offers a phenomenal opportunity for patrons of the arts to experience art, the Okanagan Way.

250-766-5650 x 208 • Fax 250-766-2903 rroycroft@lakecountry.bc.ca • www.lakecountry.bc.ca

The perfect place to enjoy the performing arts with a 270 seat capacity, Creekside Theatre is a great venue for live performances. You can count on a wide range of music, film, dance and drama performances. Check our website for upcoming concerts and events. 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road , Lake Country BC

250.766.5664 www.creeksidetheatre.com

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A critical selection of contemporary and new media art by established, mid-career and emerging artists.

thompson okanagan Art Rental • Gallery Gift Shop 250.545.3173 www.vernonpublicartgallery.com 3228 - 31st Avenue, Vernon, BC

VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE Express your inner artist with classes in Community Events Creative professionally equipped studios.

Artist in Residence Program

250.542.6243 • www.vernonarts.ca Open Studio ArtPark, Trail Vernon, BC 2704A in Polson

Summer Art Markets

HISTORIC O’KEEFE RANCH

History comes alive at Historic O’Keefe Ranch. 250.542.7868 • www.okeeferanch.ca 9380 Hwy 97N – 12 km north of Vernon on Hwy 97, Vernon, BC

MACKIE LAKE HOUSE FOUNDATION

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A Provincially Designated Heritage House www.caetaniculturalcentre.org on the shore of Kalamalka Lake.

3401 Pleasant Valley Rd, Vernon

250.545.1019 • www.mackiehouse.ca 250.275.1525

NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES Nadine’s Fine Art & Frames is a privately owned business featuring Okanagan artists, custom framing, art lessons and workshops through the summer. 250.542.8544 • www.nadinesfineart.com 3101 - 31st Avenue, Vernon, BC

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For the best in arts and culture experiences.

HERITAGE MURALS OF DOWNTOWN VERNON Visit Downtown Vernon and explore the over 25 amazing murals that depict the history, culture, scenery and folklore that made Vernon what it is today. While you’re here, be sure to explore the Sensational Shopping, Enticing Edibles, Clubs & Pubs, Galleries, Theatres and Special Events that Downtown Vernon has to offer! 250.542.5851 – www.downtownvernon.com #4 – 3101 29th Street, Vernon, BC

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VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY The Vernon Public Art Gallery offers a critical selection of contemporary and new media art exhibitions by established, mid-career and emerging artists. Art Education & Public Programming, Art Rental, Gallery Shop 250.545.3173 vernonpublicartgallery.com 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon, BC

VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE Express your inner artist with classes in professionally equipped studios. 250.542.6243 • www.vernonarts.ca 2704A in Polson Park, Vernon, BC

MACKIE HOUSE Travel back in time and experience the beauty of this 1910 Heritage Home on the shores of Kalamalka Lake. See Mackie House through the eyes of the families who lived here and discover the art, antiques and local history that defined their lives. Mackie Lake House-bringing history to life! Tours Thursdays at 10 am June-September 250.545.1019 www.mackiehouse.ca 7804 Kidston Road, Coldstream, BC

HISTORIC O’KEEFE RANCH History comes alive at Historic O’Keefe Ranch. 250.542.7868 • www.okeeferanch.ca 9380 Hwy 97N – 12 km north of Vernon on Hwy 97, Vernon, BC

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• Where art and culture comes alive • Wednesday concerts at the wharf • Music crawls • Lunch Box Stage at Ross Street • Public Art Gallery • Local Theatre salmonarmdowntown.com

70 Hudson Avenue NE Salmon Arm BC www.salmonarmartscentre.ca

monthly exhibitions downtown culture crawl family saturdays wednesdays on the wharf concerts

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877.494.8111 · www.summerlandresorthotel.com Stay central in the Okanagan— 15 minutes north of Penticton on Lake Okanagan

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ummerland is home to a thriving arts community

showcasing over 40 private studios and galleries in the area as well as many pieces of public art. Artists and artisans welcome visitors into open studios where you can experience a variety of works; paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, wirework, folk art, quilts, woodcarving, wrought iron and garden art Heritage railroad buffs will enjoy the historic Kettle Valley Steam Railway offering the romance of a bygone era as you steam along the only preserved section of the historic Kettle Valley Railway.

Ride May to October

Kettle Valley Steam Railway Summerland, BC 1-877-494-8424 www.kettlevalleyrail.org

Summerland Community Arts Council Six exhibits per year | Gift Gallery | Street Banner Project Artist-in-Residence Program | Season's Sparkles Christmas Craft Fair Summer Arts Program for Children and Youth Workshops for kids and adults throughout the year Summer Hours: (Victoria Day - Thanksgiving) Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm Winter Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1pm-4pm Saturdays, 10am-4pm

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The Art & Wine Culture of the Okanagan

...the Okanagan Valley is the heart of award winning British Columbian winemaking.

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between the mountain ranges that make up most of BC, the valley’s long, hot summer days with cloudless skies give way to cool nights that foster flavours that are so distinctly Okanagan. This is traditionally orchard country, with a long history of growing peaches, apples, pears and cherries; the flavours of which saturate the soils to produce the famous wines the Okanagan is known for.

Besides tasting the wines and engaging with the wine makers, enjoy the pleasing esthetics of the winery’s facilities and grounds. Often professional and informal concerts, theatrical performances and exhibitions of art are presented at many wineries in the Okanagan, not to mention culinary experiences of which there are many. Go wine touring and discover the wines for yourself and who knows what cultural experience waits for you in vineyards perched on hillsides and terraces, offering stunning views of this unique, glacier sculpted valley.

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CedarCreek Estate Winery

Purchased in 1986, CedarCreek released its first wines in 1987 and was one of the first 8 pioneering wineries of BC. For over 25 years now we have pursued perfection and produced some of the Valley’s best wines resulting in CedarCreek being twice recognized as “Canada’s Winery of the Year”. You can enjoy wine tastings year round in our wine shop, explore the vineyard trail, join in on an educational winery tour, or savour lunch on our seasonal Vineyard Terrace Restaurant.

5445 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 4S5 | www.cedarcreek.bc.ca

Orchard Hill Estate Cidery Ltd 3480 Fruitvale Way, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 250.495.4325 For Directions and a Map, visit our website at www.orchardhillcidery.com Open 7 days a week: July and August: 8am to 8pm June, Sept, Oct: 8am to 6pm. Winter and Spring: by appointment or to order, call: 250.689.0240

Apple Ciders, Ciders,carefully carefullyhand handcrafted crafted from fresh Okanagan apples Apple from fresh Okanagan apples grown right here on our family orchard. The flavours are fresh, crisp, subtle and unique. Our cider grown right here on our family orchard. The flavours are fresh, crisp, subtle and unique. Our cider blends blends contain different apple varieties mingled together, each with a different level of residual contain different apple varieties mingled together, each with a unique level of residual sweetness and sweetness and with the subtlety of bubbles, to give you the crisp, clean taste of sparkling ciders.

subtlety of bubbles, leaving you with a crisp, clean taste of sparking cider!

1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna, BC | missionhillwinery.com

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BC artists work featured in the GeoTourism field guide

Field Guide providers can be found at www.goldtrail.com Available in English, French & German

Step back in time to the 1860s Gold Rush! Enjoy guided tours of the historic Roadhouse or learn about the Shuswap First Nations culture at our Native Interpretation Site. Please visit our website for further information on our products and services. www.Hatcreekranch.ca • contact@Hatcreekranch.ca

250.457.9722 or 1.800.782.0922

OLD COURTHOUSE CULTURAL CENTRE COURTHOUSE GALLERY ARTISTS CO-OP A fine art and craft gallery and gift shop. www.kamloopscourthousegallery.com

MAINSTAGE PROVINCIAL THEATRE FESTIVAL July 5-13, 2013 Kamloops, BC www.theatrebc.org

Kamloops Arts Council

MAIN GALLERY

For gallery and event listings: www.kamloopsarts.ca

7 SEYMOUR STREET WEST, KAMLOOPS, BC

bringing art, artists and communities together Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am to 5 pm & Thu 10 am to 9 pm

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465 Victoria Street • 250.377.2400 • www.kag.bc.ca

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In case you didn’t know, you’re currently standing in Penticton & about the many Studio Tours in our area, come talk to one of our Travel Experience Specialists, or visit alreadyhere.ca

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VISITOR CENTRE: 553 VEES DRIVE | 250.276.2170 go2 guides

199 Marina Way, Penticton BC Tues–Fri 10 am–5 pm, Sat & Sun noon–5 pm, Closed Mondays 250.493.2928 • www.pentictonartgallery.com The Penticton Art Gallery displays contemporary and historic art. Exhibits range from traditional art practices to experimental applications such as digitally produced imagery. A place of interest, inquiry and enjoyment, the gallery aspires to challenge, educate and entertain while recognizing excellence in the visual arts.

Kindrie Grove Studios & Gallery Painting & Bronze Wildlife Equine Commissions 262 Main Street, Suite 201, Penticton, BC Tel: 250 490 1625 www.kindriegrove.com info@kindriegrove.com

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’s heritage sites tell stories of determined people carving out lives in the varied arid ruggedness of the Okanagan. Hop a ride on a 1912 Kettle Valley Steam Train, or rattle along in an underground mining car at Mascot Gold Mines in Hedley and the past becomes the present.

The Grist Mill at Keremeos with its water powered Victorian-era machinery is the last surviving example of the pioneer settlement mills which produced flour during the 1800s. The mill appears to be the only remaining mill from that period west of Ontario still in its original location with both building and machinery intact.

Grist Mill & Gardens at Keremeos

Similkameen Valley BC Summer Hours: daily, 9am–4pm

www.oldmillgardens.ca 250.499.2888

1877 waterpowered flour mill, Victorian Gardens, Tearoom and Creekside RV Camping. Surrounded by mountains in a near-desert environment, the Grist Mill and Gardens appear as an oasis with shade trees, colourful flower beds, and the waters of a creek flowing through the property.

The Princeton Museum

A Destination Experience. 167 Vermilion Avenue, Princeton, BC 250-295-7588

Hours July and August 10am-6pm seven days a week

princetonmuseum.org princetonmuseum@gmail.com

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thompson okanagan Welcome to Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce

From Christina Lake to Rock Creek, in Grand Forks and Midway and throughout the middle of southern BC, our business is the businesses of Boundary Country.

www.boundarychamber.com

Christina Living Arts Centre Highway 3, Christina Lake, BC 250.447.6161 www.artson3.com Home of ARTS on 3 Gallery. Blown glass, woodwork, fibre, regional artists, fabulous 3D mural.

Kettle River Festival of the Arts Boundary Country BC – Rock Creek to Christina Lake Visit kettleriverartsfestival.com for this year’s dates and events. The summer Kettle River Festival of the Arts celebrates arts and heritage in BC’s Boundary Country along the Kettle River and its tributaries in the communities of Rock Creek, Midway, Greenwood, Grand Forks and Christina Lake. This Festival is managed by the Boundary District Arts Council. For information on other events of the Council’s many arts groups, Arts and Culture Week (April), and the visitingperformers’ fall and winter Performance Series, visit boundaryarts.org

Grand Forks & District Art & Heritage Centre 524 Central Ave. Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0

250-442-2211

www.gallery2grandforks.ca

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cariboo chilcotin coast WELCOME TO

THE CARIBOO CHILCOTIN COAST

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The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region encompasses a vast varied landscape stretching from the lush deep fjords of the Pacific Coast to the rolling dry Cariboo Mountains.

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The rare collections and artifacts found in heritage sites and museums imprint a picture of the pioneers, cowboys and Aboriginal people whose legacies give the region its lively and distinct character. A significant number of emerging, established artists, and craftspeople have made this region their home. Their impressive works are on display in galleries and artists’ studios awaiting your discovery! 16 MCBRIDE

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his region has everything a history buff could

want. Step back in time and discover British Columbia’s Wild West’ landscape of rolling ranch land where cowboy’s rode the range. Learn about the Gold Rush of the 1800’s throughout the many preserved heritage sites or discover the roots of Chinese inhabitants that occupied the region. Visit the Historic Hat Creek Ranch where you may take part in stagecoach rides along the historic “Cariboo Wagon Road”, go gold panning, or try your hand at archery! With a rich history there is much to be explored. Visit: timetravelbc.com Sunset Theatre Wells, BC

Live Theatre, Music, Film, Artist Retreats, Rentals For Summer and Year Round Listings please visit: www.sunset-theatre.com

Island Mountain Arts Wells BC, www.imarts.com, 1.800.442.2787 10am–6pm, Tuesday to Sunday, May to September

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Quesnel Arts & Recreation Centre 500 North Star Road, Quesnel BC 250.992.8200 www.quesnel.ca Mon–Fri, 6am–10pm Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–9pm Holidays 1– 4pm.

The Quesnel ARTrium is BC’s best permanent art exhibit, featuring over 40 pieces of art. Located within the Arts and Recreation Centre, just off highway 97 near downtown Quesnel, an ideal stop for travellers.

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with more than 100,000 people traveling on the Cariboo Wagon Road to work on the gold fields. Before long Barkerville became the largest city west of Chicago and north of San Francisco! The historic town of Barkerville is now BC’s largest living museum and hosts more that 65,000 guests throughout the summer. Walk down the streets where miners once walked, ride a stagecoach, and interact with costumed interpretive staff drawing you into the past. With more than 125 heritage buildings, live theatre and demonstrations. History will truly come to life! The adjacent town of Wells is home to one of BC ‘s top annual festivals, Art Wells, which is held every August long weekend. This festival of ‘all things art’ ranges from musical performances, to the written word. Just how big is Art Wells? Try 9 stages in two towns with 80 musical acts over 4 days, and that does not include the over 20 art related workshops. Be sure to visit the Sunset Theatre in Wells with its performances and workshops starting in late June and running into September! Offering theatre, music, film and retreats the Sunset has played host to numerous professional theatre productions, musicians, concerts, and films. Yes ‘all things art’ is alive and well in Wells! Today Barkerville’s history of being founded on gold is turning full circle. Barkerville Gold Mines, the modern day “Billy Barker”, is discovering gold in the area and bringing a new vitality to Barkerville!

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Central Cariboo Art Route The Central Cariboo Art Route is a year-round, self-guided tour that showcases our region’s artists and artisans. By using the guide (available via brochure or our website) to help map your travels through our region, you will have the chance to connect with artists at work and gain a deeper sense of their practice. Please, don’t be shy about contacting artists or visiting studios during posted hours - we look forward to welcoming you! Presented by the

Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society 90 Fourth Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2C6

778-412-9044 • www.centralcaribooarts.com

Year-Round: Hours as listed by studio or by appointment.

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ancient culture cohabits with the inhabitants of the valley. One of the highlights of Bella Coola is a guided hike to the petroglyphs at Thorsen Creek, which archeologists have dated to between 5-10,000 years ago. Follow a Nuxalk guide along the magical forested route and immerse yourself in this ancient culture.

Visit in-home galleries and craft shops that showcase the diversity of talents from world-renowned First Nations carvers to contemporary artists and artisans . Spend time in the Bella Coola Museum, then follow a self-guided historic route in town for a trip into the past. In 1793 Alexander Mackenzie along with his voyageurs and native guides completed the first recorded crossing of North America. Today´s sections of the Alexander Mackenzie/ Nuxalk-Carrier Grease Trail can be accessed from the Valley. In Hagensborg, upriver from Bella Coola, admire the craftsmanship of the Norwegian homesteads; here families can trace their roots back to the 1890´s. The old ways and days are a living part of Bella Coola. Discover it for yourself!

Creekside Studio Gallery & Guest Suite A unique“stay-in”studio and gallery set on a salmon stream midway along the spectacular Bella CoolaValley in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Showcasing local art and work of other BC artists Pottery, clay sculpture, and glasswork studio. Customized lessons and workshops. 250.982.2735

www.creeksidestudiogallery.com

Bella Coola Wild Craft Gallery and Emporium

622 Cliff Street, Bella Coola V0T1C0

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Welcome to Northern British Columbia Photo: Museum of Northern BC

Discover Northern British Columbia – a world of wilderness where the landscape inspires creative endeavours and the First Nations people proudly display their culture.

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At the end of the road your journey begins Visit the Museum of Northern BC At the Museum of Northern BC in Prince Rupert, experience the centuries old traditions of Tsimshian First Nations society, view world famous art and artifacts, witness ancient songs, mask dancing and storytelling.

Learn about the founding of Prince Rupert and the history of its people. Visit the Museum’s spectacular gift shop, which offers original works by Northwest Coast artists in wood, argillite and other media. Not to be missed is the gift shop’s unique selection of books on the Northwest Coast.

Tours = Performances = Gift Shop For more information on Prince Rupert www.VisitPrinceRupert.com prinfo@citytel.net 250-624-5637

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Prince Rupert’s Crest Hotel 221 1st Avenue, Prince Rupert BC 1.800.663.8150 or 250.624.6771 www.cresthotel.bc.ca

Overlooking the beautiful Prince Rupert harbour, the Crest Hotel offers one of the most scenic vantage points of Kaien Island from our Waterfront Restaurant, Charley’s Lounge or our Heated Deck all of which feature BC Cuisine and award-winning BC wines. Visit our Gift Shop for a fine array of locally carved masks, jewellery, argillite and more.

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Honouring the past. Shaping the future. The Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole Raising

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northern british columbia Explore our heritage at the Nisga’a Museum BE MOVED BY THE SPIRIT OF THE NISGA’A! VISIT THE WORLD-CLASS NISGA’A MUSEUM LOCATED IN THE NASS VALLEY, 150 KILOMETERS NORTH OF TERRACE, B C.

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oused in a modern day longhouse, the museum’s structure and location reflects the rich history and nature of the territory. Opened in 2011, on the 11th anniversary of the Nisga’a final treaty agreement, the museum tells a story rich in cultural, social, and political history of the ‘People of the Nass River’ Two-hundred and fifty year-old ancient lava beds and electrifying blue water engulfing the land around the museum are just two of the attractions you’ll find in this stunning valley.

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The museum’s newest collection, Ahooya’ahl Ga’angigatgum’, which means ‘ancestors’ collection’, gives prominence to more than 300 Nisga’a cultural treasures. Recently reclaimed by community leaders and Elders during the famous Nisga’a land claim treaties, the collection features spirit masks, shamanic items, rattles, regali, and commonly used artifacts of the past. On the outskirts of Old Hazelton, is the ‘Ksan Historical Village and Museum, a re-created Gitxsan village. Seven longhouses, the first of which was built in 1959, replicate a community that stood on the same riverside site for hundreds, or possibly thousands, of years. www.ksan.org Nearby, on Highway 37 west of Hazelton, are the Gitxsan villages of Gitwangak (Kitwanga) and Gitanyow (Kitwancool) home to one of the largest groupings of totem poles in the Pacific Northwest. Between them, the communities are home to many striking poles; many are originals, others replicas. A handful of the poles in each community were immortalized by renowned BC artist Emily Carr in the early 1900s, including the “Hole in the Sky” pole, and several new replicas of ancient works. The self-guided Hand of History Tour (brochures are available at Visitor Centres in Hazelton and Terrace) leads to the roughly 40 new and ancient poles in Gitanyow and six neighbouring villages. Written by Joel McKay

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ART AT THE SIZE OF LIFE Known for its vibrant cultural scene and beautiful setting, Smithers is home to many talented artists, artisans, and musicians. The arts abound in a town with genuine small town hospitality. SMITHERS ART GALLERY

BV MUSEUM

1425 Main Street 250-847-3898 http://smithersart.org/

1425 Main Street 250-847-5322 www.bvmuseum.com

NIELSEN GALLERY

BV FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY

Featuring local & regional artists. Shows change monthly

Features work of Sherry Nielsen and others. Paintings, fused glass, gifts. 3783 Broadway Ave. 250-847-0070 www.nielsengallery.ca

MORE ART

Many Smithers restaurants display local art, including First Nations art.

Summer 2011 Exhibit “Gasoline Valley”, history of automobiles in the Bulkley Valley.

· Annual Midsummer Festival—June · Music Camps and Coffee Houses www.bvfms.org

LOCAL HISTORY THE TELKWA MUSEUM Highway 16, Telkwa BC

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f you understand our art you’ll understand

our people.” - words that resonate with me. I first heard them in this special place. Returning to Kitselas Canyon on the Skeena River near Terrace BC, I now stand before these magnificent poles. Standing guard in the forrest overlooking the canyon - much like the ancestors have for millennia. Two years ago I stood on this very spot, watching the carvers as they fashioned these epic monuments. Their skills were evident then, but now to see their finished pieces as they were intended, really showcases the talents of these artisans. To be able to bring these creatures out of the wood is such a gift.

Struck by the natural beauty, the poles add a feeling of solemnity. I speak softly, there is a calmness about this place. The scent of the forrest, eagles flying through the canyon what a canvas for these beautiful creations. by SimonSees.com

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DiSCoVER NoRTH CENTRAl BC’S PREMiER

museums, galleries & cultural attractions.

Valemount Museum Valemount, B.C. Valley Museum & Archives McBride, B.C. Whistle Stop Gallery McBride, B.C. The Exploration Place Science Centre & Museum Prince George, B.C. Two Rivers Gallery Prince George, B.C. Central British Columbia Railway & Forestry Museum Prince George, B.C. Huble Homestead Historic Site Prince George, B.C. Mackenzie & District Museum Mackenzie, B.C. Barkerville Historic Town Barkerville, B.C. Fort St. James National Historic Site Fort St. James, B.C.

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isiting McBride in broad surrounding Robson Valley you quickly discover that there are many skilled artists/artisans who have settled here as musicians, painters, woodworkers, and jewelry artists. The Whistle Stop Gallery located in a heritage railway station in McBride is a great place to visit as it showcases over 50 Robson Valley arts and artisans. History buffs should also visit the Valley Museum which has a large collection of early photographs depicting life in the area. Did you know that in these parts you will find artisans skilled in the making of intricate stringed instruments, such as classical guitars, steel guitars, bouzoukis, and mandolins due to the tonal qualities of the spruce, cedar and other species grown in this region. Who knew?

HOUSE OF JASPER Silver Studio, Arts & Artisans - Robson Valley

Contemporary or abstract, each piece is created with passion by the emerging artists who love nature. Experience small town charm, visit our Studio and see something new; Get inspired!

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141 Dominion Street McBride, B.C. From Highway 16 take 1st Avenue; follow Artisan signs to Dominion St. (1km) 250-569-0431

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Tourism Dawson Creek

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t began as a brutal nine-month build in 1942, backed by a crew of 30,000 US Army engineers and Canadian civilians. Dubbed the Alcan Highway, a.k.a. the Alaska Highway, this 2,451-kilometre (1,523-mile) feat of innovative engineering carved its way through a rugged, unforgiving landscape — a war time effort to connect mainland United States to Alaska. While thoroughly practical in its purpose, today this storied stretch, from Dawson Creek to Fairbanks, Alaska, is favoured by serious road warriors (think RVers and the like), history buffs and those eager for a roadside view of Mother Nature’s best. Dawson Creek marks “Mile 0” for the Alaska Highway; it also offers keen insight into the struggles faced daily by relentless construction crews. See first-hand how the highway’s creation 70 years ago changed the face of local Northern BC communities at Alaska Highway House, or pause for a picture (a rite of passage, if you will) during a walking tour that includes Mile 0 Post and Mile 0 Cairn, the latter marking the highway’s official starting point. Heading north past roadside wildlife of moose, buffalo, bears, caribou and Stone’s sheep you soon find yourself in Fort Nelson where the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum features a transportation theme, with vintage cars and trucks, and Alaska Highway equipment and memorabilia taking you back to what it was like in days past.

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Discover Dawson Creek

Start Your Alaska Highway Journey Here! Alaska Highway House Historic Walking Tour Art Walk in the Summer Walter Wright Pioneer Village

The Dawson Creek Art Gallery 250-782-9595 www.tourismdawsoncreek.com

and the Grainery Artisan & Gift Shop www.dcartgallery.ca • 250-782-2601

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ake a trip up the Alaska Highway to escape big city life and return to nature in Fort Nelson, nestled in a wilderness oasis. Historically, trails and rivers were the main transportation routes for First Nations in the Fort Nelson area, who hunted, fished, and gathered materials from the abundant wilderness surroundings. Learn about the amazing construction of the Alaska Highway at the Fort Nelson Museum which also houses classic cars that originally traveled the Alaska Highway. Fort Nelson is a friendly community with genuine charm.

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StayCations are the Greatest Getaways By Chris McBeath

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anadians have made Staycations a hot commodity. And no more so than in British Columbia where wilderness beaches, rain forests and desert canyons are all within minutes of urban adventure. It’s the kind of diversity that makes staying put – staying in a local hotel and becoming a hometown tourist, one of the greatest ways to getaway for a day, a week, or longer.

Be an Urban Tourist

Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler are top choices for quick-getaways. The secret, though, is to explore them on foot; then you’ll discover a cultural adventure that goes beyond galleries and museums. If you think you know Vancouver, think again. Walk the quiet forested trails in Stanley Park, kayak up Indian Arm, or book into Grouse Mountain’s Eye of the Wind. All offer new and intoxicating views. In Victoria, a stroll around the Inner Harbour will lead you to historical sights, whale-watching expeditions, elegant high teas and gallery browsing. The new Robert Bateman Centre is a must see. Watch, too, for hotel lobbies transforming into summer studios for sculptors, weavers and oil painters. The city is Canada’s Bicycling Capital, so why not rent some pedals and find out why. Whistler seems to reinvent itself every year. Besides, the coastal journey there is a treat in itself, especially aboard Rocky Mountaineer’s Sea to Sky train. Then there are mountain adventures galore -- great shopping, terrific dining and adrenaline-pumping zip lining to musing through the First Nations award-winning Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

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The Heart of B&B Retreats

Whether you’re looking for a yoga retreat on the Gulf Islands or an intimate lodge in the Kootenays, the at-home hospitality of BC’s B&Bs goes beyond 300-count linens and gourmet breakfasts. Many Okanagan wineries offer stylish accommodation with rolling views of their vineyards. Savoured over a crisp Chardonnay, you will almost believe you’re in France. Even the gardens take on an artistry. Lesser known favourites include Elysium Nursery in Kelowna and the meandering, lush beauty of Linden Gardens in Kaleden. If you’ve a week to spare, Vancouver Island’s Garden Trail 502km (312mi) is just about as good as it gets with fabulous off-road B&Bs and studios to discover along the way.

Sophisticated Stays in the Wilderness

British Columbia’s extraordinary landscapes translate into one-ofa-kind Staycations where pampered luxury go hand in hand with wilderness surrounds. In Tofino, storm watching has been turned into an art at on-the-edge-of-nature resorts like the Wickaninnish Inn and Middle Beach Lodge. In the Cariboo, ranches not only reflect the region’s gold rush heritage but exude a distinct western feeling although at Echo Valley, this is charmed with a touch of Thai. Head for the BC Interior and these destinations will tempt you to stay longer. Sparkling Hill Resort is a Canadian first: A European wellness experience set within some three million Swarovski crystals. Then there’s Spirit Ridge, where the Osoyoos First has turned its desert oasis into a premier resort, complete with its own winery, golf course and wow-factor desert cultural centre. So now you know. The next time you’re planning a getaway, think Staycation because with these kind of offerings, why leave home?

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Cathedral Lakes Lodge Visit Canada’s highest full-service hiking and fishing resort, located in the core area of Cathedral Provincial Park in south western BC, on the BC-Washington State border. Guests can stay in a comfortable lodge room or a cozy cabin, while exploring the diverse terrain of the park. Over 60 kilometres of well maintained trails start in the vicinity of the Lodge and lead to a

number of alpine lakes and meadows, high ridges and the unusual geological formation that Cathedral Park is renowned for. Transportation is provided from the base camp to the lodge and cabins at Quiniscoe Lake (2000 metres above sea level). After a day of hiking or fishing enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub, a good meal in the lodge dining room and a pleasant evening in front of the stone fireplace.

Cathedral Provincial Park Keremeos, BC 1.888.CLL.HIKE (255.4453) • 250.469.9454 • www.cathedrallakes.ca

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The Art of Touring

Arts & Culture Excursion Explore the vibrant & dynamic Vancouver Cultural Scene

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The Cider Économusée atwww.vancouverprivatetours.com Merridale Ciderworks The Herbology Économusée at Hazelwood Herb Farm A WOK around Chinatown!! www.economusee.tourisme-cb.com A Culinary & Cultural Walking Tour of Vancouver’s colourful Chinatown District The Adventure begins by strolling in a symbolic Classical Chinese Garden, viewing of historical landmarks, meandering through diverse specialty food, cookware, art and herbal medicine shops, savouring a delicious dim sum lunch, and visiting a colourful Taoist Temple. Come join us! For Reservations Tel: 604.736.9508, Email: info@awokaround.com • www.awokaround.com

A CULINARY AND CULTURAL CIRCLE TOUR IN BRITISH COLUMBIA – CANADA The mighty Fraser Country, Gold Rush Trail & Sea to Sky Corridor invite you. Let your inspiration and rhythm set your path on this 700 km discovery tour. Experience the wealth in scenery, History, cultural diversity and, of course, the fine gastronomy of this splendid region where 60 French speaking ambassadors are waiting for you.

Visit:

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Enjoy British Columbia A Cornucopia in Canada !

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hether it’s the rush of winding through the Rocky Mountains by rail or the quiet pleasure of sipping your way through Okanagan’s best pinot gris, when it comes to planning your British Columbia cultural getaway, let your desires set the course.

Location. Location. Location. It all begins with a

superior destination, one that encapsulates the experience you’re seeking. For the rustic-hunter, head to the hills: way, way up by mountain-climbing jeep. For the cool-hunter, settle in for a one-of-akind weekend on Victoria’s Lower Johnston Street. For the oceanseeker, choose from waterside B&Bs or remote resorts. Once you’ve found your destination the creative planning truly begins.

Contact the local tourism association

and ask them to send you maps, information about the town, city or region you are visiting, and ask them to highlight any unique arts, culture or heritage locations in the surrounding area. Penticton

Keep your ear to the rail.

If you are a web-savvy planning type, visit the town’s community boards to seek out online conversations and insider tips by sneaking a peek on the locals.

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Strike up a conversation. Once you arrive at your

accommodation you have experts at your side. Strike up a conversation with artists, locals on the street, your host or concierge. Ask them about their favourite haunt and watch their face light up as they begin to chatter on about their favourite place in the city.

Seek out a slice of history. When you step

into the heart of a BC community, you step into the centre of its story. Except for a handful of provincial heritage properties, most of BC’s heritage is comprised of non-profit and privately owned heritage locations. These form the heartbeat Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort of BC’s downtowns and neighbourhoods in urban centres and small villages alike, reflecting BC’s amazing cultural diversity, giving life and identity to its communities. Visit timetravelbc.com

Stay open. If you’re an early-to-bed type, consider throwing caution to the wind and staying up to watch the stars. Or, if you happen to be visiting the charming town of Armstrong, climb aboard a horse-drawn hayride and watch a Caravan Farm production by moonlight. If you’ve driven 20 kilometres to a remote artist studio and they offer you lunch, or you spot a sign saying: artisan chocolate, this way...follow your wanderlust. The best advice is to throw your suitcase in your room, grab your Arts & Cultural Guide to BC, and head straight out into the heart and soul of the community. It’s the unplanned moments you’ll carry long after you’ve unpacked your bags and archived the photos.

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forms in which artists use their body or voice to convey artistic expression—as opposed to visual arts, in which artists use paint/canvas or various materials to create physical art objects.

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erformance art: Live, Raw & Bold Creativity

Performance Art refers to the Live Expression of Art and Creativity. It is immersive, astonishing, riveting and moving. Performance artists engross themselves in living their art live in front of an audience. Perhaps the boldest of all artistic expression, performance art can range from the live reading of a poem, to a musical performance to a demonstration of live visual art. Whatever your taste, performance art enables us to engage in the radical world of the live artistic experience.

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Great memories in the making Hundreds of performances take place at theatres throughout Metro Vancouver every year. Find them on Vancouvertheatreguide.com. A program of the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance. Visit us at gvpta.ca

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he stage: the blank canvas of performance arts.

For centuries, Theatre has been a powerful form of artistic expression that captivates audiences and provides endless opportunity for creativity. The timeless performance of an actor presenting a dramatic monologue; the quiet grace and elegance of the ballet; the extravagant costumes and boldness of the opera; the actualization of an imagined world created by set designers – every experience of the theatre is unique and memorable.

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heatre is a collaborative form of fine art

that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music or dance.

From Bard on the Beach to the Merritt

Mountain Music Festival, experimental theatre to traditional Chinese dance, Art-BC.com brings it all to your fingertips.

Explore theatre listings by region or events by month, on our calendar of events.

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Surrey Arts Centre Main Stage and Studio Theatre 13750-88 Avenue, V3W 3L1 604.501.5566 www.arts.surrey.ca www.surrey.ca/theatre

Theatre Under the Stars Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Tickets 604.684.2787 • www.tuts.ca TWO FANTASTIC FAMILY MUSICALS In Stanley Park The Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) summer tradition continues with two award winning musical production.

THE VANCOUVER SYMPHONY:

The best live music in Vancouver!

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Smithe at Seymour. Magnificent 2,688 seat heritage concert hall: orchestras, choirs, pop, rock, jazz, folk and celebrity artists.

Hamilton at Dunsmuir. Intimate 668 seat theatre: plays, recitals, chamber concerts, musicals and dance.

Hamilton at Georgia. Modern 2,781 seat theatre: opera, dance, Broadway shows and pop/rock concerts. Mezzanine Art Gallery open during performances, concerts, musicals and dance.

823 Seymour Street, 193-seat Black Box Theatre: music, dance, cabaret, lectures.

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or over a decade, the BC Cultural Crawl has been a cornerstone of cultural activity in the province of British Columbia. Together with the Arts & Cultural Guide to British Columbia they have a shared vision to bring to light the wealth of creativity and heritage in the province. The Guide and the BC Cultural Crawl have provided opportunities for both travelers and residents to explore communities in their region and beyond. Past Cultural Crawl’s have taken place in the month of August and showcased events and cultural happenings in the province until the end of the month.

In 2013, the Crawl celebrates its 13th anniversary and marks a momentous development. In light of the brimming activity happening throughout the year, the BC Cultural Crawl will kick off on the BC Day long weekend in August and become a year round self-guided experience of cultural activity in regions across British Columbia. Culture seekers can access BCCulturalCrawl.com year-round for maps, tours, tips and event calendars to develop a self-guided exploration of the rich cultural offerings of SuperCultural British Columbia. With over 80 participating communities and hundreds of Annual events, there is a unique experience for everyone. Find out what is happening around you or create your own crawl in your community – head to BCCulturalCrawl.com to find information packages, registration forms and a multitude of promotional materials to turn your community into a cultural destination!

Where is the Cultural Crawl? The Cultural Crawl is a chance for local BC artists to display their works, throughout their local communities with each location offering up a unique experience. New Westminster Cultural Crawl has so much to offer as Western Canada’s oldest city. Join in the Robson Valley Festival - family friendly fun extravaganza and expect the unexpected while taking a studio tour in Langley.

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Northern British Columbia

Vancouver Coast & Mountains New West Cultural Crawl newwestculturalcrawl.com Doors Open richmond.ca/culture Burnaby Roots & Blues Festival burnabyfestival.com

Queer Arts Festival July 24 - August 9, 2013 & 2014 Art • Performances • Workshops

www.queerartsfestival.com

The Chutzpah! Festival is a dynamic annual performing arts festival featuring exciting and eclectic music, dance and theatre artists from across Canada and around the world. Some 2014 Festival highlights are Yemen Blues, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Idan Raichel Project and great comedy from the Three Hysterical Broads off Their Medication!

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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Vanier Park Vancouver BC Tickets: 604.739.0559 or 1.877.739.0559 www.bardonthebeach.org Macbeth, 2012 Photo: David Blue

Experience Western Canada’s signature summer theatre festival, where Shakespeare’s great comedies, romances and dramas are staged in modern theatre tents on the waterfront against a spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea and sky.

BC Arts & Culture Week BC Arts and Culture Week (BCACW) is a BC-wide celebration of arts and culture that highlights the vital contribution arts and culture makes in learning and in life. Through a diverse, multi-disciplinary host of events that take place across the province annually each spring, BCACW is meant to engage British Columbians in the arts, and inspire them to become actively involved.

1.888.315.2288 • www.bcartsweek.org

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Vancouver Writers Fest 202-1398 Cartwright St Vancouver (Granville Island) BC V6H 3R8 604.681.6330 | www.writersfest.bc.ca igniting a passion for books and ideas OCTOBER 22 - 27 The Vancouver Writers Fest presents acclaimed Canadian and international writers for six days of events for readers–discussions, interviews and performances, in intimate venues on Granville Island, in events year-round.

The Vancouver Fringe Theatre Festival is B.C.’s largest theatre festival, presenting uncensored, unjuried, and unexpected theatre from over 90 companies every September. www.vancouverfringe.com

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Columbia Basin Culture Tour Aug 15, Explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites through this free, self-guided tour within the Columbia Basin. For further information visit our website or call. A project of

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www.cbculturetour.com 250-505-5505 • 1-877-505-7355

The annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is the third weekend in August. Self-directed and free of charge, the culture tour features Columbia Basin galleries, museums and studios not normally open. Shop for original art or fine crafts and experience special events planned only for this weekend.

Aug 15,

For further details, check out full artist/venue profiles at www.cbculturetour.com. Profiles further describe the event activities at each location, and include their business hours outside the event so you can plan another visit.The full colour culture tour directory containing listings and maps will be available at visitor info centres in the Columbia Basin! You can order a copy of the directory online and some will also be available at participating venues during the event.

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Vancouver Coast & Mountains Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival penderharbourmusic.ca Whistler Artwalk artswhistler.com Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts writersfestival.ca North Shore Art Crawl nsartcrawl.ca Grand Prix of Art grandprixofart.com Eastside Culture Crawl eastsideculturecrawl.com Vancouver Folk Coast Music Festival Cariboo Chilcotin thefestival.bc.ca Harmony Arts Festival harmonyarts.ca

Northern British Columbia

SongFire Festival of Song songinstitute.ca Powell River Studio Tour

Thompson Okanagan powellriverartists.com

The Islands Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour Vancouver Coast gabriolaartscouncil.org Mountains Sooke & Fine Arts Show sookefinearts.com Stinking Fish Studio Tour stinkingfishstudiotour.com Filberg Festival filbergfestival.com Cowichan Valley Aritsan Tour cowichanvalleyartisans.com Galiano Art Tour galianoisland.com/arts Quadra Island Studio Tour quadraislandarts.com Car ving on the Edge Festival carvingedge.wordpress.com Art Spalsh blackrockresort.com

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Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cbculturetour.com

Northern British Columbia Robson Valley Festival Thompson Okanagan robsonvalleymusicfestivalbc.com

Cariboo Edge ofChilcotin the WorldCoast Music Festival edgefestival.com

The Islands Salmon Valley Womans Festival

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Agassiz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Barkerville. . . . . . . . . . . . . 117, 128 Bella Coola. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Black Creek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Boundary Region . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Bowen Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Burnaby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42,43 Campbell River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Chetwynd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Chilliwack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Colwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Comox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Coquitlam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 -50 Courtenay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Cowichan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 -77 Cowichan Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Dawson Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Delta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Downtown Vancouver . . . . . 8 – 15 Duncan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 -77 Dundarave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Errington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Fanny Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Fort Langley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Fort St. James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Fort St. John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Fort Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Gabriola Island . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 81 Galiano Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Garden Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Gibsons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 37 Gold Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Granville Island. . . . . . . . . . . 18 - 23 Grand Forks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Haida Gwaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Harrison. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Hazelton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Kamloops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Kelowna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 97 Keremeos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Kitimat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Lake Country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Langley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 57 Mackenzie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Madeira Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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