Happy New Year!

The Board and Staff of the Kootenay Gallery wish everyone a happy 2018.

The Gift Shop is now open as per our regular schedule (Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm). The Gallery is closed for exhibitions until March. However, we are featuring a selection of paintings, photographs and other work by Gift Shop artists in both the East and West Galleries.  These works are available for purchase.

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.

Please click here to see what is on offer in 2018.

Get-away Lottery – Choose One of Two

Winner chooses from a New York Broadway Get-away or a Sports Fan Package!

Only 125 Tickets Being Sold

The Broadway Get-away is a three-night trip to New York, including tickets to a  Broadway Show, luxury hotel, a dinner package and flights.

The Ultimate Sports Fan Package allows you access to over 5000 regular season MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL or Non-Major PGA Golf Tournament. It includes a high-quality hotel, two lower level tickets to a sports event of your choice and flights.

Tickets are $100 and are on sale til March 12, 2018. The prizes will be drawn live on air on The Goat FM on March 16.

Tickets are available from The Heritage Credit Union (Castlegar Branch), the Kootenay Gallery of Art or from the Kootenay Gallery Board Members

Find out more information here, including a downloadable PDF.

Contact the Gallery at 250-365-3337 or kootenaygallery@telus.net .

Life Drawing

With George Koochin

Weekly 2-hour classes for five weeks

January 18 – February 16
6:30 – 8:30 pm (Thursdays)

Castlegar area artist, George Koochin will offer 2-hour Life Drawing classes once a week for five consecutive weeks beginning on Thursday, January 18. The class will work with a live nude model. The fee includes materials, feedback and light instruction.

Please come early to set up and be ready to draw by 6:30.

Fee: Members: $140, Non-members: $160

To register, please contact the Gallery at 250.365.3337 or email kootenaygallery@telus.net. There are only 10 spots so register soon.

 The Divine Order

Monday Night Movies at the Old Theatre

Tickets for individual shows –  $9 available at the Gallery or at the Old Theatre

January 29  – The Divine Order

Mark your calendars for The Divine Order on December 18th at 7:30 pm, the fifth in a monthly series of 8 movies. Individual movie tickets ($9) are available at the Gallery or at the door.

Thank you to them and to Lowell and family at the Old Theatre for their support of the Gallery. Be sure to try the popcorn with real butter.

The Divine Order

Historic fact: Women in Switzerland were not granted the vote until 1971.  In the canton of Appenzell Innerrhode, women were not granted the vote on local issues until 1991.

“Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives in 1971 with her husband and two sons in a quiet Swiss village. Here little is known about the social upheavals of the 1968 movement. The village and family peace, however, dwindles as Nora begins to work for women’s voting rights …” (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Save the Date!

Soup for the Cultured Soul 2018

Mark the date in your calendars for this year’s Soup for the Cultured Soul

February 24

Tickets will be printed at the end of January. You can contact the Gallery before then if you want to make sure that you get a ticket. They are selling now.

Tickets for members: $45, Tickets for non-members: $55

The Gallery Lounge

We are continuing our conversation series called ‘The Gallery Lounge’ which features stories and interviews with our Board Directors, staff and volunteers. We are so lucky to have a group of visionary and committed people helping us govern and lead the work of the Gallery. This month we are showcasing our board member, Judy Wearmouth 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


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.

2018 Exhibition Schedule

The new exhibition schedule has been set and is available here.

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