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Daily Dose — Artist Profile of Painter Tom Haukaas

Tom Haukaas is a self-taught artist from Nelson who has shown his work since 2013 in solo and group exhibitions. His work appears in private and public collections in western Canada. His pieces are all landscapes done in acrylic paint on stretched canvas — his main inspiration for his work is nature. “I do all-natural...

Daily Dose — The History of Nelson Pride

There will be no LGBTQ2+ pride parade again this year due to COVID-19, but there will be a Nelson Pride History Exhibition at Touchstones. Arin Fay, museum curator, is excited to share We Love a Parade! which is the first show of its kind to be held at the museum. The show officially opens to the public on August 27th and...

Daily Dose — John McKinnon's 50 years of artistic creation

John McKinnon's retrospective show, Time Warp, at Touchstones Nelson, recently closed. But since the show has received much applause, it is being extended. McKinnon has been building sculptures and leading in the Kootenay art community since the 1970s. His sculptures are part of the City of Nelson's public...



Hiphop(e) to Heal The World!



Listening to Kosmic T’s album “Rise Of The New Earth,” a revolutionary new world seems to not only be within reach – but here, now, breathing within our very lives!” - New Age Music Guide

It’s been a challenging year for all of us - yet from the soils of great challenge magical new creations might sprout up and be born. ...

Daily Dose — Bylaw Officer Fred Thomson has seen it all during 30-plus years on the beat

There will be a different feel on the streets of Nelson after City Bylaw Officer Fred Thomson recently retired after 31 years walking the beat in the Heritage City. Raised in Langley on a farm, Thomson moved to Nakusp during high school. Following graduation, he made his way to Nelson, where he worked in sports retail briefly...

Columbia Basin Culture Tour – August 7 & 8

Get a fresh perspective on the local arts scene with the 13th 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,...

Daily Dose — Nelson's George Coletti celebrates 100th birthday fishing

What present can you give a person turning 100 years — a day on the lake, fishing, of course. Nelson's George Coletti recently celebrated his 100th year birthday, and what did the Heritage City resident do to commemorate the momentous occasion, he went fishing the family. "The celebration was fantastic,"...

Carver winner Sarah Beauchamp finds writing a way to better understand own story

Sarah Beauchamp accepted the 2021 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 11th. Beauchamp, shares what this momentous moment means for her journey as a writer, breaking down how she uses writing as a tool for reconciling the different aspects of her identity. “Writing about...

Daily Dose — Award-Winning Nelson Author Sarah Beauchamp

Sarah Beauchamp accepted the 2021 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 11th. The Nelson District Arts Council is proud to honour Carver's contributions to the Kootenay arts scene with the support of the Carver Family. The Carver Award recognizes an emerging writer–one ...

Daily Dose — If a Book is a Whisper, the Stage is a Shout

Pat Henman is what you would call a lifetime arts virtuoso. An award-winning veteran of the Canadian theatre and music industry and published author, she has extensive experience and degrees in theatre, music and creative writing. Pat and her family, husband Larry and three children, Zoe, Maia and Liam, make their home in...

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