COVID-19 Notice – Updated August 19, 2020

The Kootenay Gallery of Art is open to the public at the moment.

We will be open Thursdays – Saturdays, 12 noon – 4 pm until further notice.

Announcement – www.kootenaygallerygifts.com

The Kootenay Gallery Gift Shop has expanded to online! There is a separate new website where you can browse for many of your Gift Shop favourites.

This way to www.kootenaygallerygifts.com


Current Exhibitions

Domestic Fetishes by Susan Andrews Grace

August 28 – October 31

In lieu of an opening night event, there will be a come and go style Open House with health protocols in place. No formal speeches at the event.
Friday September 25, 5 pm – 8 pm

My fetishes are power objects relative to the world of an artist and woman who has done a heck of a lot of domestic work.
These are not the titillating fetishes of public imagination but more akin to the original fetish, an inanimate object used for spiritual purposes. Mine are made with the female gaze in mind and carry funny-bone benefits. They invite the collaboration of the viewer in making sense of everyday objects and materials.

More info here….


Reflections: An Ann Swanson Gross Retrospective

August 28 – October 31

In lieu of an opening night event, there will be a come and go-style Open House with health protocols in place. No formal speeches at the event.
Friday September 25, 5 pm – 8 pm

We were approached by members of the Slocan Valley community to organize this exhibition. While Swanson Gross was alive, she produced significant numbers of art work from her home in Winlaw. She worked in clay and in two-dimensional media including paint, pen and ink. The images she created often depicted domestic scenes, people in forests. Many of her images were self-portraiture. Her clay work focused on a positive celebration of women’s bodies.  There is both a warm sense of humour in her work as well as grief. She was much loved by her friends and neighbours.

This exhibition has been created from a collection of art donated to the Gallery by the late Cindy Moser as well as works loaned by friends and family throughout the Slocan Valley.


Annual General Meeting

Kootenay Gallery of Art

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, September 23 at 5:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to attend. Members are encouraged to attend.

Covid protocols will be in place. Chairs will be physically distanced.


The Kootenay Gallery of Art acknowledges exhibition support from their major sponsors: The BC Arts Council, City of Castlegar, BC Gaming, and the Columbia Basin Trust through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance