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Soup for the Cultured Soul

February 23

Doors open at 6:00, bowl selection begins at 6:30 at the Banquet Room, Sandman Hotel

Tickets are now on sale for Soup for the Cultured Soul on February 23. This year, the event will take place at the Sandman Hotel to provide more space for everyone. Thank you Sandman!

Members – $45 Non-members – $55

Tickets are close to selling out. All reserved tickets must be paid for by February 9 or will be released for sale again.

For the price of admission, participants get a ceramic bowl that they can take home, samples of soup from several popular restaurants and caterers in the community, two glasses of wine and more! After everyone has tasted and voted for their favourite soup, one lucky restaurant will be awarded the People’s Favourite Soup award. Our thanks to Mercer Celgar once again for being a major sponsor of the event.

Potters who contribute bowls to the event have been invited to sell their work at the Sandman and ticket buyers will get a coupon for a discount at the Gift Shop.

Thanks to all the donors and volunteers who continue to make this event so much fun, particularly the main organizers Chris Bell of Kruegel Financial, Florio Vassilakakis of The Nineteenth and Val Field of the Kootenay Gallery.

Tickets to the event always sell out so drop by the Gallery or call us with your credit card at 250 365 3337.

Photo courtesy of Ed Chernoff


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.