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Arts and heritage scene highlighted in Columbia Basin tour

Columbia Basin Culture Tour goes Aug. 10 and Aug. 11

The eleventh annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a fun weekend that combines a road trip with a customized cultural experience like no other.

Visit artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites at your own pace. With venues, exhibitions, artwork and performances changing every year, there is always something new to experience.

Visit the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre for some family friendly fun, learn about mining and social history of the area.

Also in Rossland are the Rossland Light Opera Players as well as local artist TR By Hand and Polly Esther the Clown.

Visit the Trail Museum & Archives at Riverfront Centre, the Salmo & Area Museum in Salmo as well as the Salmo Arts Council that will be set up with various artists at the Ymir Schoolhouse.

This year there are a number of new artists’ studios including Canada Photographic Arts Society and Bee Glade Farm & Fibre in Glade.

In Nelson, the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce has joined us this year as well as Hall Printing and ViewPoint Gallery on the lake which is an exciting new venue carrying the work of various local artists.

Kootenay Studio Arts at Selkirk College will be hosting several artists doing demonstrations in the jewellery studio such as local jeweler Lily Andersen who will also be selling her work there.

Don’t forget to check out your favorite artists from past years too – the images of their new works are incredible. Take a sneak peek of the Artist/Venue Profile pages at www.cbculturetour.com, with additional images on Facebook: fb.me/cbculturetour and Instagram: #cbculturetour.

This free, self-guided tour happens August 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 pm.

Grab a map, your Culture Tour Directory, and go. Look for directories at tourist info centres now or order one online.

For more information, visit the website at www.cbculturetour.com or call 250-505-5505, toll free 1-877-505-7355.

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a project of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is generously supported by funding from the Columbia Basin Trust.

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