Registrations are currently being accepted for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT). The CBCT is a two-day celebration of culture taking place Aug. 13-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The CBCT is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to the general public.
Full-colour tour directories will be available free of charge to the public as a guide to visit your studio, exhibition, museum, art gallery, cultural center or heritage site throughout the Columbia Basin during this special weekend event. And yes, “artists” includes visual, written, performing, media and inter-arts!
Last year visitors loved this event and we are expecting increased interest in this second year.
Participating as a venue allows you to really connect with locals, develop a wider audience, educate the public about what you do, market your activities, and attract visitors to your community.
The CBCT allows visitors to meet the participants “behind the scenes” and allows them to: visit artists studios that may not regularly be open to the public, purchase works directly from the artists, visit art galleries, museums and cultural centres to view special interpretive displays, archives, demonstrations or performances. It is also a chance for them to meet people such as artists, curators, historians and volunteers that are such a vital part of our local culture.
The final registrations deadline is April 11. Register by March 25 and save. Costs are $40 for early registration and $50 after that.
/Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust