Christmas at the Gallery opens this week. Photo: Kootenay Gallery of Art

Christmas at the Gallery opens this week. Photo: Kootenay Gallery of Art

Shop locally this holiday season at Kootenay Gallery

Check out the gallery for hand-crafted gifts

Submitted by Kootenay Gallery of Art

The Kootenay Gallery of Art is offering Christmas at the Gallery, the annual exhibition and sale of creations by local artisans that runs from Nov. 13 until Dec. 24.

To celebrate this seasonal event, the gallery is hosting an opening celebration, beginning at 4 p.m. on Nov. 12 and ending at 8 p.m. Join the gallery board and staff and find gorgeous gift items, holiday treats and more.

The Selkirk Weavers and Spinners Guild will also be hosting their annual fall show at their studio in the Doukhobor Discovery Centre at the same time.

This year, the gallery will also be organizing a Christmas surprise in the windows at 310 Columbia Avenue, the future home of the Kootenay Gallery. Keep watching that space for something special.

Why choose to shop at the Kootenay Gallery this holiday? Not only does it feature a wide variety of potential gifts, but they are almost all made here in the Kootenays by local artisans. All of the goods are here, not waiting on a container ship. You can come by the gallery anytime without paying an admission fee to get in (although donations are gratefully accepted).

The Kootenay Gallery is located at 120 Heritage Way, across the highway from the airport, between the Doukhobor Discovery Centre and the West Kootenay BC SPCA. From Nov. 13, the gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. In December, the gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Dec. 23. Christmas Eve hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wherever you shop and however you celebrate, the gallery wishes everyone a healthy and happy holiday.

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