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 arts and culture? Stop in at a local coffee shop. Take a peak at the unique local artwork and creations on display at these cafés:
Want to settle in and watch some films created in the Kootenays? The North Valley Mountain Film Festival will be held online this year starting the beginning of March 2022. Check their website for details.
Here are 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.
Call: (250) 265-3586
Hidden Garden Gallery – New Denver
In the summer, the barn doors open wide to create a spacious setting that invites visitors to discover colourful art in various mediums.
Still Point Pottery – Slocan Park
Discover thrown and hand-built pottery that is both functional and beautiful. The high-fired pieces are kitchen and food safe to create artwork that will last for a lifetime and beyond.
Call: (250) 505-6185
Mirage Studio – Passmore
Open by appointment, the studio/gallery hosts the works of artist Frantisek Strouhal admired for his flawless use of traditional 19th-century techniques combined with unique contemporary yet timeless artistic vision.
To view call: 250-226-0018
Raven’s Nest – New Denver
This eclectic gift shop features a curated collection of books, clothing and collectables from local artists.
These locations host events, classes, private viewings. Check individual websites to find out what they have planned.
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.
Riverstone Art Gallery – Winlaw
Browse through artist Ron Mulvey’s online gallery to find a landscape painting you will love. Order online or make an appointment to view Ron’s work in person prior to a purchase.
Wildfire offers classes and studio rental. Visit their website to discover a collection of beautiful artwork that can be ordered online.
Slocan Valley Threads Guild – Perry’s Siding
The Guild have a collection of literature and fibre arts equipment available for use by Guild members. They work to support fibre arts events, classes, workshops and exhibitions, maintaining the Guild building as a fibre arts activity centre. Check their website for upcoming events.
Dragonfly Art Studio – Appledale
A fun little studio teaching classes in stained glass, lampworking and mosaics. Check website for current offerings.
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.
Many local artisans offer their work for sale online.
Have a look at the Made Here section of the website to get to know more of our local artisans and link through to their online stores.
Arrow Slocan is home to artisan chocolatiers, bakers, craft distilleries, a winery and cidery, 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’s 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.