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Art galleries have thrived in the region for decades, with local arts centres and a high quality of life drawing artists and artisans worldwide.
In 1991, Nelson was named the "Number One Small Arts Town in Canada". A major museum, Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History, is housed in a 1902 stone heritage building downtown.
And for those who love crafts, the region has many local art and craft stores and offerings. As one example, the Balfour area, located between Nelson and Kaslo, is full of artisan workshops. Look for the distinct "A" marking when driving from either direction.
Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History
We run a sustainable museum, archives, art gallery and historical society that actively promotes, through exhibitions and programming.
- 502 Vernon Street, Nelson | 250-352-9813
There are so many unique creations made by the hands of Kootenay artists, and we try to exhibit as many as possible.
- 378 Baker St. | 250-352-3006
Langham Cultural Centre
Oxygen Arts Centre
Glenys Takala Studio & Gallery