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Columbia Basin Culture Tour rolls into Nelson Aug. 13-14

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
August 3rd, 2011

Taking place Aug. 13-14 from 10 am – 5 pm, the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event.

Travel to studios and archives that aren’t normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply grab a map, your Culture Tour Directory and go.

In Nelson, meet writer Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, working from her unique studio tucked in her beautiful private garden where she inspires readers to look with fresh eyes at the world around them.

The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) will host an Open Art Studio for people of all ages to participate in art making in a community setting. Art materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.

KATI will also showcase art from several local art therapists and community artists and provide tours of the studios and library.

The Chinatown Plaque Project is a monument in form of an inscribed local rock located at the NW Corner of Hall and Vernon St.

The rock’s location is at an entrance to what used to be Nelson’s Chinatown, at one time one of the largest in British Columbia’s interior.

Tour brochures are available at tourist information centres and participating venues. Visit the website at to view full artist/venue profiles for further details on each location’s activities or register to receive a tour brochure in the mail.

Categories: Arts and Culture

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