Art Galleries & Artists
Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)
McBride and the surrounding Robson Valley, is home to many artists and craftspeople – musicians, painters, woodworkers, knitters, and more.
McBride also has several luthiers, specializing in intricate stringed instruments, such as classical guitars, steel guitars, bouzoukis, and mandolins.
Take a walking of McBride to view local art. Throughout the town fire hydrants feature colourful hand-painted images. As well, locally commissioned murals depict scenes from McBride's culture and history, and virtually every business in town has art-adorned walls. Kids will enjoy McBride's Scale Model Solar System. (Pick up a map at the Visitor Centre.) Lines are painted along Main Street that are in proportion to the distances between planets. The sun is located at the first lamppost in front of the train station.
Robson Valley Music Festival
Celebrate the musical side of McBride and area at the Robson Valley Music Festival held in Dunster each summer. Musical artists from nearby and across North America perform. Genres include reggae, punk, soul, jazz, swing, folk, bluegrass, flamenco, African, Middle Eastern, and more. An eclectic mix of music is guaranteed.
Drop by the McBride Visitor Centre, located in the McBride Train Station (1st and Main), for more information about artists and art galleries in the area. While there check out the Whistle Stop Gallery, which has a wide selection of items for sale.
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