The Artisans of Crawford Bay can (usually) talk while you watch them create. Coming into the Forge and Furnace Gallery, the clanging of hammers hitting iron is like bells. Kootenay Forge ironwork and FireWorks Enamelled Copper use serious heat. Products range from decorative iron racks and fireplace sets to hooks. Read more [...]
BC’s dynamic cultural landscape and supernatural beauty create the ideal home to over 100,000 cultural workers, of which about 30% report their main source of income being their own art practice. The scenes of natural beauty found throughout the regions of British Columbia are awe inspiring, but what makes BC exceptional as an epicentre for artists is the communities that support the arts through local programs, events and engaged tourism efforts. Communities showcasing their local artists and studios create an environment of creative authenticity that draw in locals and visitors seeking to connect with the artists and visionaries in every corner of the province.