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Current Exhibition

River Arts

April 19 – May 26

This year, Young Visions, the annual show of art by Secondary School students of SD 20 is taking a break for this year only while we present River Arts, a collaborative show with SD 20 students and staff, faculty of Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the Kootenay Gallery.

Find out more about this exciting collaboration here.


Pour Your Art Out!

May 24 – instruction begins at 6:45

at Chances Casino

Instructor: Mirja Vahala

$40 for Gallery Members, $45 for Non-members

Join Mirja Vahala as she guides you step-by-step to paint this landscape scene of the Drinnon Pass. This event is for all levels, including beginners. It includes instruction, all materials, a glass of wine, a chocolate from Doodle Bugs and a lot of fun.
Please let us know if you are interested as tickets are going fast! Call 250 365-3337

What’s New in the Gift Shop?

Our Gift Shop receives new stock every week and finds new artisans throughout the year. Each month in our newsletter, we feature what’s new in the Gift Shop. You can read about it here. Or better yet, come in to the Gift Shop and see for yourself.

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 May ’18

What’s new April ’18


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 member at-large Marian Craft 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


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 new exhibition schedule has been set and is available here.

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