Arts and Culture

A Creative Haven - Where Culture Runs Even Deeper than the Waters

In an area as inspiring as the Shuswap, it’s no wonder that people here tell their stories in countless creative ways!

The Shuswap is home to an array of artists and artisans and a vibrant performance scene – year-round! Public art galleries, private studios, and shops showcase local and visiting talent. Stop by the renowned Salmon Arm Arts Centre, Talerico Fine Art Gallery & Artists’ Studio in Salmon Arm, the Courtyard Gallery in Enderby – and many more! Pick up something beautiful at the Blind Bay Painters Art Show & Sale or a pottery show in the North Shuswap.

Feeling festive? So are we! Don’t miss the 25th edition of our iconic Roots & Blues festival, and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with the many events across the region. Check our calendar for details. Love to learn? Lindy Hop on over to BC Swing Camp, or pick your way to NimbleFingers Bluegrass Old-Time Music Workshop & Festival. Have a way with words? Meet your muses at the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival. Seeking a Shuswap arts sampler? Take part in the South Shuswap Culture Crawl or the Enderby Arts Festival.

In summertime, enjoy fresh air and outdoor theatre at the Haney Heritage Museum and Caravan Farm Theatre. In winter, come in for a live broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera at the Salmar Theatre. Local museums and archives showcase the Shuswap area’s rich history year-round. Delve intoour region’s interesting past and discover how it shaped our present.