7 Incredible Only-In-Campbell River Things You Need To See In 2018
It seems as if there are as many talented artisans in Campbell River as there are bears in our city’s surrounding wilderness. There’s something about our city that inspires the best from our locals. With a serene coastal setting and a creative community, Campbell River is the perfect place for artisans to be inspired. Here’s just a few of their items worth finding and admiring!
Driftwood sculptures from Drifted Creations
Nobody embodies Campbell River’s creativity and connection to nature better than Alex Witcombe of Drifted Creations. Using driftwood to craft his sculptures, Alex creates masterpieces on the regular. Just look at these!
The new downtown dreamscape mural
Drifted Creations artist Alex Witcombe was commissioned this fall to create a mural at the corner of 11th Ave. and Shoppers Row in downtown Campbell River. Throughout October, Alex worked to create a painting that caught the eye. He sure did deliver!
Nautical dinnerware from Mussels and More Pottery
Canada’s largest production pottery studio is located in Downtown Campbellton, Campbell River and the products that come out of it are something to behold. The studio is most known for its unique clay “Nautical Dinnerware” pieces, which are inspired by Campbell River’s coastal surroundings. Have a look at these one-of-a-kind creations:
60 pieces of history for the 60th year of the Museum at Campbell River
The celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Museum at Campbell River is setting up to showcase in June 2018, with a special exhibit to commemorate the milestone. 60 pieces of history will be selected and displayed to showcase the 60 years of the museum’s curating history from the museum’s collection area, which is North Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland and islands. This is an exhibit not to be missed, visit in June to see these exceptional pieces – watch the website and FB page for updates as event details become available.
A show at the historic Tidemark Theatre
With its bright pink exterior, the 467-seat Tidemark Theatre is hard to miss in Downtown Campbell River. You won’t want to miss any shows that come through it either! This theatre is an icon of the community and shows within its historic walls, are known to be lively. Take a peek at the Tidemark’s event calendar to choose from an eclectic mix of entertainment.
Something of your own creation at Campbell River Art Gallery
Every Second Saturday parents can bring their budding artisans down to the Campbell River Art Gallery for drop in art-making classes. Each week’s workshop features a different craft to master. Weaving, paper mache and making holiday cards are just a few of the many upcoming skills to learn at this free bi-weekly event!
Gorgeous artifacts of the Kwakwaka’wakw People
There is no better place to view the magnificence of artifacts from the Kwakwaka’wakw People than the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre. This newly renovated center features awe inspiring handmade items both large and small in scale that display the incredible skills of the area’s original artisans.
As you can see, there is much to behold in Campbell River. For more info on our thriving arts scene, visit the culture section on our website. #DISCOVERCAMPBELLRIVER
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