Local artisans provide colour and culture to our region’s communities. Unique local businesses add texture to our world. We are what we do, make, eat and enjoy.
Find our artists in their studios, their locally made delicacies in our small businesses. Shop local while in our region and come away with a little Arrow Slocan colour added to your life.
Art on clothing: Frantisek Strouhal’s wearable fashion, designer clothes and accessories, are re-produced onto high-end clothing by a Montreal based company Le Galeriste. The Wearable Art Gallery showcases exclusive works of art from the artist on dresses, tunics, pants, leggings, T-shirts, and various accessories. Visit the website for online purchases.
Located in Passmore, the studio exhibits artist Frantisek Strouhal’s mixed media artwork that uses unusual technique and style, combined with contemporary yet timeless artistic vision. Beautiful and unique commissioned portraits are offered in various sizes. Call ahead to make an appointment or visit the website for online purchases.
Using hand-picked local wood and hardwoods from both the West Coast and Eastern Canada, with exotic accents, unique pieces of functional wood art are created by hand in the Nakusp workshop. All materials are high quality and kiln-dried. The features and grains of the wood inspire the finished product – no two are alike. Custom orders are welcome. Design your own unique piece.
Emery Herbals Botanical Dispensary, Healing Suites and Teaching centre is located in the heart of Winlaw, BC, providing open access to consciously sourced botanicals, professional health services and empowering education experiences that encourage and cultivate sustained wellness. Visit their website for online purchases and programs, or stop into the dispensary.
Located south of Nakusp in Burton, the tasting room has dry cider made onsite from pure juice with no sugar, sulfites or water added. During the summer, light lunch and snacks are served in the Bistro with local craft beer, wine and liquor in the Lounge. Summer weekends enjoy treats, coffee, picnics or Saturday night open mike nights. Thursday is pizza night. Purchase cider onsite, or check their website for retail outlets.
Female owned and operated, Viva Cacao focus on ethically sourced and environmentally responsible artisan chocolate. Pick up something from their online store, or stop in at a local retailer. They offer a line of dairy free, nutrient dense chocolate bars, drinking chocolate and specialty holiday offerings.
This cultural space showcases local talent and other artists from across Canada. A number of art exhibitions are hosted each year. Call ahead to make an appointment year around or visit from mid-May until Thanksgiving Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. The space can also be rented with a liquor licence and catering to host a small meeting or gathering amongst the art.