Grand Forks has attracted many artists over the years with its stunning mountain-scapes and creative energy. Some of our local artists share their wares at markets so if you’re looking for a handmade craft with your afternoon walk, that’s the place to go!
Visit the Tuesday and Friday Farmers Market, from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm in Gryo Park. There you will find colourful stone and sterling pendants, macrame plant hangers, or artistic cards for any occasion. Or go to the Market on Market on Fridays and Saturdays, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm on Market Ave. On any other day, you can always find artwork on display at our various cafes, like the Wooden Spoon where there is a regular rotation of local paintings and photography.
Enjoy the sunshine and take a walk through downtown and see the many stunning murals painted by Victoria artist, Archer. The murals have a variety of themes, some representing our city’s heritage or simply the businesses they decorate. They make great backdrops for Instagram photoshoots!
If you want the full art experience, head to Gallery 2!
Located right on Highway 3 at the west end of downtown Grand Forks is a stunning 1911 heritage courthouse building. Gallery 2 has been in this building since 2008, yet has operated as the Grand Forks Art Gallery since 1984 when it was located in the basement of the library. This historic building served as a courthouse up to the 2000’s, but is now thriving as the centre for contemporary visual arts and culture programming for locals and visitors alike.
Explore engaging exhibitions upstairs that provoke conversation. Or meander through the main floor Gift Shop where you will find a collection of local and regional crafts, like our flora and fauna in original pencil crayon drawings on pine boards by artist Peni Campbell.
There will always be a hidden gem to spark interest and alight the inner creative, in all those that chose to take a closer look at our stunning city. For more information, to search our directory or view upcoming Arts and Culture events, be sure to visit discovergrandforks.ca.
Photo Credit: Charnley v. Wyk