Local Culture in Nelson: A Celebration of the Arts


If you’re heading to Nelson this summer, the city has much to offer in terms of art and culture. Since Nelson is such a beautiful location, it has become the ideal mecca for artists in every medium.

The following are some events and destinations in Nelson that celebrate the arts.

Nelson & District Arts Council Facebook_Photo Credit - David R. Gluns

Photo Credit: David R. Gluns (Nelson & District Arts Council Facebook) Musical performances are also part of the Artwalk.

Artwalk
During the summer months, the Artwalk takes Nelson’s local shops and transforms them into galleries. The Artwalk features 65-70 artists at various restaurants and shops. This popular cultural event brings in thousands of people every year, giving them a glimpse into the city of Nelson in a fun and exciting way.

Capitol Theatre
The Capitol Theatre is a restored theatre that features many productions throughout the year. It was built in 1927 and restored in 1988, and is one of Nelson’s top historical attractions. This theatre also brings in high caliber acts from all over the world, so you’ll want to catch a fantastic production during your trip to Nelson.

Touchstones Museum of Art and History
The Touchstones Museum of Art and History is a three floor museum located in the heart of downtown Nelson. It is one of Nelson’s most important historical attractions, and its building used to be the former Post Office and City Hall. In the museum you can find rotating exhibitions throughout the year, which display local historical arts and designs. There is also a mini-theatre and audio area, allowing visitors to interact with Nelson’s history.

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