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 and Meikle Studios in Salmon Arm – and many more! Pick up something beautiful at the Blind Bay Painters Art Show & Sale or a pottery show in the North Shuswap.

Rain or shine, tap into creativity in the Shuswap’s great indoors. Watch for live music events in quirky venues, find a place to craft with friends, or join a paint and sip event. 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 Festival of Small Halls or the Enderby Art Festival.

In summertime, enjoy fresh air and outdoor theatre at the Haney Heritage Museum and Caravan Farm Theatre. The Grindrod Garlic Festival combines BC artisans with heaps of fresh garlic!

In winter, come in for a live broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera or the Bolshoi Ballet at the Salmar Theatre. Bundle up and enjoy a live performance from a horse-drawn sleigh at Caravan Farm Theatre. Local museums and archives showcase the Shuswap area’s rich history year-round. Delve into our region’s interesting past and discover how it shaped our present.