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Crawford Bay is a small community on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake and is home to a diverse group of artisans (craftspeople), within easy walking distance from each other, the Artisans of Crawford Bay. You can watch us work at our craft, ask questions and purchase directly. We are located on Kootenay Lake, 80 km north of Creston on Hwy 3A, and 5 Km from the Kootenay Bay Ferry terminal.   Here is a video made locally of us.

Current open hours  – we are often open more that these hours                  
North Woven Broom – Every day 10 – 5 at least 
Barefoot Handweaving – Every day 10 – 5 at least
Dog Patch Pottery – Friday – Sunday 10 – 5, Tues-Fri 12-5 at least

FireWorks Copper Enamel  – Friday – Sunday 10 – 4 at least
Kootenay Forge – Friday – Sunday 10 – 4 at least
Moonrakings Clay Art – Friday – Sunday 10 – 4 at least
La Gala Jewelry – Closed for the season – reason, freezing.
Black Salt Cafe Culinary Art   Tuesday – Sunday 10 – 7
Woodworking & Mervin Robertson Art gallery – May 1 – Oct 31 10-5:30 daily

And our Artistic friends:
Celts and Vikings – check website 
Norse Arts (New) – Open every day 9 – 5
Flickering Goddess Soap – Open July and August only
Lake Leathers – Open 10-5 daily
Circle of Friends (Riondel) Open July and August only

Here is another link to a 3 minute video of Crawford Bay.
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.