A unique shopping experience with over 70 Kootenay Artists and Artisans and select guest artists from BC on 2 floors of Gallery space overlooking Kootenay Lake, located at 814 Highway 3A, Nelson, BC. Whether you’re looking for that special piece of art for your home or a memorable gift; ViewPoint offers a wide selection of paintings, pottery, sculpture, glass, woodwork, fibre, quilts, photography, jewelry and more! The primary focus of the Gallery is to feature artists from the Kootenays as well as select guest artists from areas within BC only.
We are open EVERYDAY NOON – 4 pm.We are following guidelines set out with WorkSafeBC and the Provincial Government.
The Gallery opened its doors May 9, 2019 with its primary focus to support and highlight the Kootenays established and emerging artists. The Gallery’s commission is low in order to support artists and it is put back into operation costs and the promotion of the artists. All staff are volunteers. Feature artists work that is on sale comes out of the Gallery’s commission not from the artist. During the Covid closure the Gallery worked on getting all their artists work up online and launched the Gallery Online Shop with over 800 items available! We now offer Free Local Delivery, Contact Free Pick-up Service and Shipping is Available!
Each year the Gallery gives back to the community through art and this year ViewPoint launched the Art for Foodcampaign. Artists donated over $6,500 worth of art and the Gallery covered costs so 100% of funds from the sales go to Foodbanks in the Kootenay region.
The Gallery goes a step further in trying to connect people to art by hosting Free Exhibitions. The first Exhibition this summer is, What About B.O.B? Artists Bridging the Community Together. It runs July 3 – August 2. Featuring the celebrated orange bridge as a theme for the body of work. With 18 artists sharing their work and their connection to the City of Nelson. Following safety protocol the first Exhibition will be outdoors and has also been adapted to be virtual at viewpointartgallery.com for those art lovers who cannot travel to see it.
*Please note the Exhibition will not be open during inclement weather as it is outdoors.
ViewPoint is working hard to keep Kootenay Art accessible during these trying times. The Gallery receives no funding so please support the Gallery and these amazing artists by visiting the Gallery or the Gallery Online Shop!
“We are less lonely when we connect. Art is connection.”– Nikki Giovanni
Carolyn Beck & The ViewPoint Art Gallery Team.
“Art of the Kootenays in the Heart of the Kootenays”