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Artisans & Local Culture

Nature is inspiration for a thriving arts and culture scene in Arrow Slocan. Painters, sculptors, and photographers abound, particularly in the Slocan Valley. Their work is featured prominently in small independent galleries, cafes and summer markets throughout the region.

Considering a coffee or snack and want to pair it with local culture? Stop in at a local coffee shop. Take a peak at the unique local artwork and creations on display at these cafés:

Looking to take an Art Walk through the region? Here are some suggestions for stops along the way.

Studio Connexion – Nakusp

Conveniently located just a block from downtown, this gallery features an ever-changing display of talented artists from across the region.

ALFA Guild – Nakusp

This non-profit association’s exhibition space showcases established and emerging visual artists from the West Kootenay and beyond.

Hidden Garden Gallery – New Denver

Barn doors open wide to create a spacious setting that invites visitors to discover colourful art in various mediums.

Raven’s Nest – New Denver

This eclectic gift shop features a curated collection of books, clothing and collectables from local artists.

Silverton Gallery – Silverton

Once the town’s school, the gallery is used for art exhibits, music, dance classes and open stage performances. At the same location is the Interpretive Centre and the Outdoor Mining Museum, with Fingland Cabin across the street.

Wildfire Productions Glass Art Studio – Winlaw

Wildfire offers classes and studio rental in addition to their online sales. For enthusiasts, a glassblowing course can be combined with overnight stays and winter vacation of cross country and backcountry skiing from their back door.

Looking to pick up a gift for yourself or someone back home? Stop in at one of these boutiques to pick up something local.

Spinning Fables – Winlaw

A conscientious children’s store with an emphasis on handmade apparel, toys and quality used clothing.

Spiritwood – Nakusp

This cozy boutique features jewelry, crystals, candles, books, ceramics, fine textiles and much more.

Betty’z Edje– Nakusp

The place for clothing, arts, pottery, crafts, beauty products and jewellery made right here in the Kootenays or beyond.

Arrow Slocan is home to artisan chocolatiers, bakers, craft distilleries, wine and cideries, as well as many other creators that keep the belly smiling.

Burton City Cider – Burton

Since 2016 the cidery has been crafting unique blends of apple cider. Make sure to stop in for their pizza night, or grab a bottle to go from their retail store.

Valley of the Springs Winery – Nakusp

From grapes grown in region, the winery serves up red, white and rose wines. You can sample all their wines in their tasting room, or even stay the night in the vineyard guest suite.

Jennifer Chocolates – Nakusp

Sample the delicious assortment of craft chocolates from this Master Chocolatier by dropping in at the store or ordering online.

Tonik Distillery – Crescent Beach

Made on site vodka, lemonade vodka. Old Tom Gin and canned vodka soda spritzers. Stop in at the tasting room for a cocktail and gourmet pizza.

Mithril Meadery – Nakusp

A variety of craft meads inspired by our ancestors. Find it at local markets or order online. Look for a tasting room coming soon.

Have a look at the Made Here section of the website to get to know more of our local artisans.