Revelestoke’s on the map for the Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Four local venues have made the cut for the 2011 Columbia Basin Culture Tour on August 13-14 — the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, the North Columbia Artists’ Cooperative’s ArtFirst shop, Tina Lindegaard’s Begbie Studio and Nicola McGarry’s private studio.

The Culture Tour (click here to download a copy of the official brochure, complete with maps) annually spotlights artists through out the Basin.

Both Lindegaard and McGarry are notable painters who work from home. Lindegaard’s home on Fourth Street East also features Begbie Studio, which showcases the work of artists from Revelstoke, Rossland and elsewhere.

ArtFirst is the homeground for members of the North Columbia Artists’ Cooperative. They include sculptors, jewellers, woodowrkers, painters, potters and photographers.

The Visual Arts Centre is located in the old RCMP detachment at 320 Wilson Street, just behind the Days Inn.

RVAC is well known for its excellent exhibitions of local work as well as touring exhibitions from elsewhere in the country. It contains teaching spaces as well as private studios, the Revelstoke Potters Guild workspaces and a Community Woodworking Studio.