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Oxygen Art Centre celebrates 20 years of arts programming in Nelson

Oxygen Art Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 1-4 p.m.

The artist-run centre invites the public to join the celebration! The event will take place along the alleyway behind Baker Street between Stanley Street and Kootenay Street at the 300 block.

Everyone welcome to attend! Admission is free.

Oxygen Art Centre was founded as the Nelson Fine Arts Centre Society in 2002 by former writing and visual arts faculty at the Kootenay School of the Arts. The centre spent its first two years establishing its educational focus and in January 2005, the society opened the Oxygen Art Centre in downtown Nelson.

After twenty years of arts education and contemporary art programming we want to celebrate our rich past and welcome new community members to contribute to Oxygen’s future.

Oxygen’s volunteer Fundraising Committee coordinated this family-friendly, fun afternoon event featuring local artists and performances, art-making stations, music, and refreshments. Committee Chair, Carol Wallace, says of the event, “It will be a great opportunity to celebrate twenty years of arts programming and all the wonderful artists in our community that support our organization!”

To commemorate the 20th anniversary, specially designed tote bags by Jonathan Ramos will be available for purchase at the event while supplies last.

The event is generously supported by Nelson Home Hardware Building Centre, Kootenay Co-op Grocery, Nelson and District Credit Union, and Oso Negro Coffee, as well as individual community donations.

Please contact the gallery with any questions about the event or your visit.

Oxygen’s 20th anniversary party takes place along the alleyway outside of Oxygen’s facility, #3-320 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC, Canada.