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Arts, Festivals, Theatre and Culture for everyone
The Number One Small Arts Town in Canada—Nelson, BC—sits at the centre of the region, and is a hub for thriving arts festivals. Local theatre and arts organisations deliver a comprehensive program of performances and events year-round.
Summer Art Walks are set up in Kaslo and Nelson, while literary festivals brings a mix of high powered publishers and acclaimed authors to the region. Theatres host local and outside performers, and cultural events such as Blue Night brightens the landscape of arts and cultural activities. The region has many events to take in: from performing to literary and visual arts.
You are cordially invited to attend an event, anytime of year.
Visit our events calendar to view a listing of all the events in the region.
Art Walk - Nelson & District Arts Council
Nelson & District Arts Council focuses on bringing local artists and events to you, the public.
Elephant Mountain Literary Festival
A host of internationally celebrated Canadian presenters explore creativity and the written word.
Columbia Basin Culture Tour
Self-directed and free of charge, the culture tour is a great opportunity to meet people behind the scenes at galleries and museums, visit studios not normally open, shop for original art or fine crafts and experience special events.