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Current Exhibitions

Christmas at the Gallery

November 13 to December 24

Join us for our annual show and sale of a variety of arts and crafts from over 100 locals.



Life Drawing

With George Koochin

January 17 – February 14

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for a series of five life drawing sessions with Castlegar artist George Koochin. George will provide instruction and feedback to the artists. The fee includes materials (paper, conte and erasers) as well as live models for the two hour session. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, you are welcome to join the group.

To register, contact the Gallery at 250.365.3337 or email kootenaygallery@telus.net.

We need a minimum of 8 and a maximun of 12 students to run the sessions.


The Hidden Hero Project

The Kootenay Gallery presents a new art project by Claire Dibble

Castlegar and area residents nominated a number of heroes via drop off points in town and at the Gallery, by phone and by completing a form on the website. Thank you to all the

The resulting portraits will be shown in an exhibition at Kootenay Gallery in the summer of 2019.

For more details, visit hiddenheroproject.ca or contact the Kootenay Gallery at 250 365 3337/ kootenaygallery@telus.net.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.


What’s New in the Gift Shop?

We offer a large selection of jewelry, in a range of prices, pottery by many of the ceramic artists in our region, a large selection of paintings and prints, glass work, wood work, knitted and woven goods and more!

There is no charge to browse the Gift Shop and members receive 10% off of purchases. Most major methods of payment are accepted, including Apple Pay.

What’s New December ’18

What’s New November ’18

What’s New October ’18

What’s New September ’18

What’s New August ’18

What’s New July ’18

What’s New June ’18

What’s New May ’18

What’s New April ’18


The Gallery Lounge

We are so lucky to have a group of visionary and committed people helping us govern and lead the work of the Gallery. Here is a feature on our Board Member Judy Madelung so you can get to know her better and understand the work she is involved with at the Gallery. Read it here.

Past Interviews

Audrey Maxwell-Polovnikoff

Valentine Field

Denise Chernoff

Beth Hickey

Maggie Shirley

Linda Miller

Judy Wearmouth

Marian Craft


Want your work in the Gallery or Giftshop?

We accept exhibition proposals by professional artists and curators who create critically engaging work. Read the Submission Procedures here.

If you are an artist or craftsperson who wants to sell your work in our Gift Shop, read about it on our Gift Shop page.


Renting the Kootenay Gallery

Did you know that the Kootenay Gallery is available for rent?

You can rent the large gallery, the small gallery or both. You can rent the workshop room for meetings or classes. The Gallery has been rented for meetings, seminars, business lunches, community events, a birthday party, a wedding shower and even a wedding.

For forms and information, click on the link below.

Rental Policy


2018 Exhibition Schedule

It is a privilege for us at the Gallery to work with artists to bring exhibitions to the community each year. We hope the work we present is stimulating and inspiring. The schedule we are presenting this year offers art focused on the local in either themes that are relevant to the region or in showcasing local artists or both. While there is a definite local flavour, the themes and the work of local artists have a wider, universal appeal as well.

The 2018  exhibition schedule  is available here.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.