Visit local artist studios and galleries this summer

You can make Saturday in Nakusp a fun day out full of art and adventure, thanks to another Saturday Art Tour (S.A.T.) running this summer.

You can make Saturday in Nakusp a fun day out full of art and adventure, thanks to another Saturday Art Tour (S.A.T.) running this summer.

For the second year in a row, an informal group of artists, art gallery owners and curators are offering a cultural experience to visitors and locals alike. This summer, the very eclectic group will continue to share its passion by displaying beautiful art works inspired by the Arrow Lakes region.

These cultural embassdors of Nakusp and area wanted to share the richness and variety of fine art and folkart created in this amazing Kootenay environment, and their passion has found local support.

“After a first successful year, we were able to gain more sponsorship from individuals, businesses, and financial institutions,as well as Lynda Lafleur from CBT and Paul Peterson from RDCK,” said Studio Connexion curator and artist Anne Béliveau, “The brochure and poster were redesigned, and with this new support S.A.T. was able to organize signage for the weekly event.”

This July and August, after the Farmers’ Market, selected studios and galleries will be open to the public to encourage people to spend more time exploring the area in and around Nakusp, as well as to discover this energetic artist community.

Each week, one group member will be at the farmer’s market distributing brochures with locations map. These brochures are also available at many hotels, B&B, restaurants, and other local hot spots.

S.A.T. is comprised of Paul Kelly from White Raven Folk Art, Debra Rushfeldt Studio Gallery, Keith Merkley from Tale of the dragon Pottery, Anne Béliveau from Studio Connexion Gallery, Betty L. Fahlman Studio, Barbara Maye Studio and Susan Janzen from Rock Island Pottery Studio.

You can take part in the art tour every Saturday in July and August from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come and see what local artists have been creating for you!