July 07, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort Nelson, Art Galleries & Artists
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No, this is not a blog on the weird and often misunderstood relationship between Art and Vitamin D (however, I can assure you that they do in fact get married).
No, this is a blog about the annual Art Walk held in Fort Nelson every summer. I had never been on an art walk before, so this year I decided to check it out.
I visited all five locations easily by foot as they were all centrally located. They included Capp*a*lu's, the Phoenix Theatre, the Public Library, City Hall and the Visitor's Centre in the new recreation complex. Each location was easily found in the handy brochure (that I received at the Visitor's Centre) and which also profiled several of the artists whose artwork was on display.
Walking between each location was a lot of fun to do on a hot day; I was able to soak in some much needed vitamin D and grab some cold water and ice cream along the way!
The various art works at each location were not only beautiful but well-crafted also. It was a treat to see the various mediums used such as birch, paint, caribou bone, clay and soap stone. It was also very nice to re-orient myself with the lesser seen areas of our town like the library and City Hall.
Overall, I was impressed with the experience of getting some exercise while being able to appreciate the finer things in life (like art!). What's nice is that the opportunity to participate in the Art Walk lasts all summer long until September 5th and you too could experience a piece of current-day (northern) Canadiana.