Current hours & videos


Crawford Bay, a small community on Kootenay Lake in southeast British Columbia is home to a diverse group of Artisans. (craftspeople) Our unique studios are within easy walking distance from each other. Watch us work, ask questions and purchase directly. Located on the east shore of Kootenay Lake, we are 80 km north of Creston on Hwy 3A, and 5 Km from the Kootenay Bay Free Ferry.

CURRENT HOURS  – we can also be contacted individually any time                 
 Barefoot Handweaving OPEN Every day 10 – 5 at least
Kootenay Forge – OPEN Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5 at least call ahead for other hours
FireWorks Copper Enamel  OPEN Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5 at least call ahead
Moonrakings Clay Art OPEN Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5 at least call ahead
Woodworking & Mervin Robertson Art galleryOPEN by appointment
North Woven Broom – Closed for the season.
Dog Patch Pottery  Closed for the season.
La Gala Jewelry – Closed for the season.
Black Salt Cafe – Culinary Art   Closed for the season.
And our Artistic friends:
Norse Arts (New) – OPEN in new location 9-5
Lake LeathersOPEN by appointment
Flickering Goddess Soap – July and August only
Circle of Friends (Riondel) – July and August only

Here is another short video about our area:

In addition to the Artisans, Crawford Bay (population approx. 400) also has three full service campgrounds, a motel, 2 B&B, 2 pubs, the Artisan cafe, a bakery, a sandy beach, a championship golf course, hiking trails and the famous Yasodhara Ashram nearby.
All are open from July and August, and most are open from April thru October or even all year. Winter hours can vary, but we can be reached year round through our websites or email.