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Visit The Creston Valley Arts Council GIFT SHOP!

Creston Valley Arts Council GIFT SHOP

Visit the new Arts Council Gift shop and see our display of local art and fine craft.

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New Hours Starting July 6th

Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm
Sunday 10am - 4 pm


Where: Creston Visitors Centre, 121 Northwest Blvd. Creston BC

NOW ON UNTIL September 14th (Monday to Sunday 9-5)

Art in the Chamber

Come and view the display of local art and fine craft. Monday to Sunday 9-5

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Where: Creston Visitors Centre, 121 Northwest Blvd. Creston BC

NOW ON UNTIL September 15th

Art in the Library - Featuring the Art of the Creston Fibre Artisans

Creston Valley Public Library, in partnership with the Creston Valley Arts Council, is proud to present Art in the Library.

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Many of the items on display are available for purchase, with 10% of the proceeds donated to the library to support our community services and programs.

Library Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday Closed


Where: Creston and District Public Library - 531 16 Ave S, Creston, BC V0B 1G5

August 22nd 1:30pm-4:00pm

3D Needle Felting Sculpture: Cute Little Bear (Fee:$45)

Where: Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery 1140 27th Ave South Creston BC

Instructor: Leah Wilson, Amazing Felted Fibre Arts3D Needle Felting Sculpture: The Cute Little Bear *prepared shapes provided $45 per person (maximum number of students x 8) Participants learn the basics to more advanced techniques in needle felting 3D soft sculpture. Creating character with soft textured wool fibre. Artist Secrets revealed. Safety Sponge, Needles & printed instructions will be provided.

Cute Little Bear
August 25th 11:00am - 2:30pm

3D Needle Felting Sculpture: The Amazing Gnome (FEE: $40)

Where: Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery 1140 27th Ave South Creston BC

Instructor: Leah Wilson, Amazing Felted Fibre Arts 3D Needle Felting Sculpture: The Amazing Gnome (size 4-6 inches tall). $40 per person (maximum number of students x 6) Participants learn the basics to more advanced techniques in needle felting 3D sculpture. Using cone building technology and shrinking effects by use of the needles provided.Creating a character with classic gnome features. Artist Secrets revealed. Safety Sponge, Needles & printed instructions will be provided. www.flyinthefibre.ca.

Amazing Gnome
August 27th 12:30pm-3:30pm

Art Journalling for Teens- Mixed Media Techniques Classes (Fee:$25)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N.Creston, B.C. Across from the Fire Hall

Have you ever wondered What is Art Journalling and why it is so popular these days? Come find out with me, Lynne Mizera, where we will be exploring my version of Art Journalling. Each week we will try out different mixed media techniques in your journal using a plethora of products. Come for one or come for them all - you decide! For Ages 11-17. No experience necessary, everything supplied except the journal to create your own Art Journal and pages.


MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUE CLASSES: $25 Each class (MUST pre-register) Mondays 12:30 - 3:30 July 23rd, July 30th, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. Bring an Art Journal and use it to learn mixed media techniques for Art Journalling.

August 27th 5:30pm-8:30pm

Art Journalling for the Adult Student- Mixed Media Techniques Class (Fee:$25)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N.Creston, B.C. Across from the Fire Hall

Have you ever wondered What is Art Journalling and why it is so popular these days? Come find out with me, Lynne Mizera, where we will be exploring my version of Art Journalling. Each week we will try out different mixed media techniques in your journal using a plethora of products. Come for one or come for them all - you decide! For adult students. No experience necessary, everything supplied except the journal to create your own Art Journal and pages.


MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUE CLASSES: $25 Each class (MUST pre-register) Mondays 12:30 - 3:30 July 23rd, July 30th, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. Bring an Art Journal and use it to learn mixed media techniques for Art Journalling

August 27th-September 2nd, 2018

Kootenay Queer & Trans Art Show 2018

Bent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art Festival is a series of events designed to promote the work of LGBTQ+ artists in the Kootenays while creating educational opportunities, fostering community connection, and promoting resilience through the arts.

Nelson, BC - Kootenay Pride attendees are encouraged to get in touch with their artistic side this year with the addition of the first Bent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Festival. The week-long festival will showcase art by queer and trans artists and craftspeople in the Kootenay region, and includes sliding-scale workshops for both LGBTQ+ artists and community members, two art exhibitions at Kootenay Studio Arts, Selkirk College, with a reception featuring local performers, and a Sunday market in Hall Street Plaza on the afternoon of the Pride Parade along Baker Street. The festival runs in conjunction with Kootenay Pride festivities in Nelson, BC, from August 27th to September 2nd, and the exhibition featuring local LGBTQ+ artists will travel to the Fernie Museum where it will be on display from September 27th to October 14th.

Find Out More Read The Press Release View The Poster BOA Facebook
September 5th - 8th (10:00am-4:00pm)

Scarecrow Festival (Fee:$10)

Where: Downtown Creston

A display of indoor and outdoor scarecrows in Creston in the week preceding the 100th Fall Fair.

Find Out More About The Event See The Poster
September 5th 11:00am - 2:30pm

2D Fiber Painting: Owl & Roses (FEE: $45)

Where: Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery 1140 27th Ave South Creston BC

Instructor: Leah Wilson, Amazing Felted Fibre Arts 2D Fibre Painting: "Owl & Roses" Needle felting a fibre painting (no paint required). size 8 x 6 inches.$45 per person (maximum number of students x 6) Felting colorful wool fibre onto a prepared background with a hand drawn image to guide the workshop participants. This project is vibrant and joyful, through hands on learning, teaches the basics - to more advanced techniques in needle felting 2D Fibre Art. *Safety Sponges, Needles & printed instructions will be provided.

2D Fibre Painting: Owl & Roses
September 5th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Mixed Media: Arting at the Winery- Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery (FEE: $30)

Where: Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery 1140 27 Avenue South Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Lynne Mizera, Lynne's Art World. Join Lynne Mizera on the patio at the Baillie-Grohman Winery for an afternoon of arting as she guides you through several different coloring techniques to create four beautiful art cards using pencils, paints and chalk pastels. Wednesday, September 5th, 1pm - 4pm at the Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery. $30 per person - all supplies included to create 4 art cards. Please pre-register as early as possible online or at Fly in the Fibre (250-402-6072). Maximum 8 people

September 12th 11:00am - 2:30pm

3D Needle Felting Sculpture: The Amazing Gnome (FEE: $45)

Where: Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery 1140 27th Ave South Creston BC

Instructor: Leah Wilson, Amazing Felted Fibre Arts 3D Needle Felting Sculpture: The Amazing Gnome (size 4-6 inches tall). *prepared parts provided. $45 per person (maximum number of students x 6) Participants learn the basics to more advanced techniques in needle felting 3D sculpture. Using cone building technology and "shrinking effects"; by use of the needles provided. Creating a character with classic gnome features. Artist Secrets revealed. Safety Sponge, Needles & printed instructions will be provided.

Amazing Gnome
September 12th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Laurel Burch Art Cards & Wine (FEE: $30)

Where: Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery1140 27th Ave. S.Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Lynne Mizera, Lynne's Art World. Join Lynne Mizera on the patio of the Baillie-Grohman Winery for an afternoon of color play as she teaches you how to use Copic alcohol ink art markers to color Laurel Burch's amazing images. (These are nothing like the markers you used in school!). Wednesday, September 12 from 1pm - 4pm at the Baillie-Grohman Winery. $30 per person - all supplies included to create 4 art cards. Please pre-register as early as possible online or at Fly in the Fibre (250-402-6072)Maximum 8 people

September 12th (Every 2nd Wednesday each month.)

Arts Council Directors Meeting

4:00 PM at the Chamber of Commerce.

September 19th (Every 3rd Wednesday each month.)

Arts Council Members Meeting

7:00 pm at the Creston Museum (Carr Building).

September 22nd & 23rd

Sculptural Needle Felting: Fantasy Dragon (FEE: $140)

Saturday, September 22, 9am-5pm & Sunday, September 23, 9am-12pm.

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N.Creston, B.C. Across from the Fire Hall

Instructor: Melissa Nasby, SoulFibre Studio Sculptural Needle Felting: Fantasy Dragon. Saturday, September 22, 9am - 5pm & Sunday, September 23, 9am - 12pm. Cost: $140 per person. Most supplies included. Students are expected to bring: Needelfelt Needles- Size 36, 38, & 40 (Can be purchased at Fly in the Fibre) Needlefelt Foam Pad (Can be purchased at Fly in the Fibre.) Needle Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters, Scissors, Ruler, Sharpie, Marker.


We need the minimum number of students for the class to go-ahead so please register early to save your seat! Registration ends September 1.


Come join Melissa Nasby at Fly in the Fibre for a 1.5 day workshop to sculpt a needle felted fantasy dragon! We are excited to offer this class to needle felters of all levels of experience and interests. Learn how to build armatures and sculpt with wool. Use your own imagination and bring reference pictures to personalize your fantasy dragon. Finished dragon will be a 12-14" tall poseable dragon. Skills Learned: Working with Wire Armature. Learning Basic Shapes Building Musculature Skinning & Adding Details. Most supplies are included. Exrtra fibre will be available to purchase at Fly in the Fibre.


Minimum 10 people, Maximum 20. Register online, at Fly in the Fibre, email mjoy@flyinthefibre.ca, or call 250-402-6072


Artist Bio: Shuswap fibre artist, Melissa Nasby specializes in needle felted masks, textiles, puppets and sculptures. Melissa's passion is driven by the texture and versatility of wool and natural fibres. She is heavily influenced by fantasy and nature, creating one of a kind pieces that have a unique sense of organic whimsy. Notable achievements: 2014 Honourable Mention from The Jim Henson Company, 2015 Recipient of The Marie Manson Memorial Art Award, 2015 People's Choice Award Winner - Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts, 2015 Featured Artist & 2nd Place People's Choice Award -Lake Country Artwalk. Follow Melissa's Art on Instagram @SoulfibreStudio or on facebook.com/soulfibre

3D Felt Dragon
September 28th-30th, 2018

Culture Days - Create, Participate & Share

Culture Days is a collaborative, Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The first annual Culture Days event swept across more than 700 Canadian cities and towns during the last weekend of September 2010, generating an extraordinary amount of enthusiasm in the process. This year's Culture Days weekend will take place on September 28, 29 & 30. Once again, the event will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate "behind the scenes" and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community.

Find Out More About Culture Days

For more information, please contact Nazanin Shoja at nazanin.shoja@culturedays.ca or 604-681-3535 ext. 214.

September 29th 2018 - Revelstoke

Luna - Nocturnal Art and Wonder

The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, the Revelstoke Arts Council and the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce would like to introduce Luna - Nocturnal Art and Wonder, an exciting art festival that will take over the streets of Revelstoke on September 29th 2018, 6pm - midnight.

Join the festival to take in the art and energy that will take over Revelstoke. We hope to build on the great success of our 2017 event (see recap article here / watch video here) and have recently made our call out to Artists to submit for this years festival.

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November 17th - 18th

Images Art Show and Sale

Saturday 17th 9:30am-5:00pm and Sunday 18th from 10:00am-4:00pm

Creston artists Ute Bachinski , Laura Leeder , Eileen Gidman , Sarah Miller , Jim and Howard Smith , Elaine and Andy Alfoldy display their work and create an exciting multi medium display and sale.

No Meetings For July & August (Every 2nd Wednesday each month.)

Arts Council Directors Meeting

4:00 PM at the Chamber of Commerce.

No Meetings For July & August (Every 3rd Wednesday each month.)

Arts Council Members Meeting

7:00 pm at the Creston Museum (Carr Building).




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