Artisans of Crawford Bay

COVID 19 –  we are open, with increased awareness of sanitation and safety protocols.
please respect our protocols, help keep us open! 

Crawford Bay, home to a diverse group of Artisans, (craftspeople) is a small community on Kootenay Lake in southeast British Columbia.  Our unique, even quirky studios (look for log, strawbale and an ex-bootleggers building) 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 7 Km from the Kootenay Bay Free Ferry.

CURRENT HOURS Keep in mind that our time never changes here.
Currently the same as Creston, one hour ahead of Nelson.

We often work/and are open longer hours
North Woven Broom  Open sometimes, call ahead or even when you arrive, I live close by.  250-777-3305 or 1-866-471-1117
Barefoot Handweaving Open 10 – 4:45 usually daily – call ahead
250-227-9655 or 1-866-931-8464 

Dog Patch Pottery Open sometimes, call ahead or even when you arrive, I live close by.  250-354-3159

Forge & Furnace Gallery Open Friday & Saturday 10 – 4,  Sunday 12 – 4 often open more
250-227-9467

Located in this building are:
     Kootenay Forge 

     250-227-9466 or 1-877-461-9466
      FireWorks Copper Enamel 250-227-9467

Black Salt Cafe – Culinary Art Closed for the Season
250-227-9596

 La Gala Jewelry Closed for the season 
205-551-0722

And our Artistic friends:

Norse Arts across from the Crawford Bay Market
Flickering Goddess Soap
 1-888-997-7627
Seena Bees Soap Shop (Riondel)  250-225-1915

Circle of Friends
(Riondel) 250-225-3414 or 225-3331
Arrowsmith Gallery  (Boswell) 250 223-8177
Starbelly Jam Music Festival  Cancelled for 2020

Here is another short video about our area:


In addition to the Artisans, Crawford Bay also has two full service campgrounds, Historic Wedgwood Manor a B&B, a pubs, the Artisan cafe, a bakery, a sandy beach, a championship golf course, hiking trails and the famous Yasodhara Ashram nearby.
We can be reached year round through our websites or email.