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Public Programs

Museum Mash! Sunday, November 19 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

From Asian Heritage Month celebrations to Yoga in the Museum, family programs, to art workshops for adults, Touchstones Nelson really does have something for everyone. Our new signature event is Museum Mash, an all-day event dedicated to exploring the arts and culture of our community and the current exhibitions.

The first Museum Mash will be held on Sunday, November 19 from 11am to 3pm and will have an art deco theme, in honour of the Art Deco in Modern Times exhibition in the gallery. Tintype photography with Rainika Photographic, art deco creations with Jane Merks, storytelling and more for all ages will be part of this special pre-holiday gathering!

Museum Mash is free and friendly for families of all ages!

Youth Arts Hub, Take One: November 21 4 to 6 p.m.

Attention youth artists! Please join us for the FIRST of the Youth Arts Hub series, where each month a different local arts organization will be presenting a free workshop for youth 12-18 years old. For more information on the upcoming events go to Or visit the YAH Facebook page at

The Hub is a new collaborative project with Oxygen Art Centre, Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, Nelson & District Youth Centre, Nelson & District Arts Council, Nelson Public Library, Black Productions and Touchstones Nelson – Museum of Art and History.

First up, a silk-screening workshop. Come down to the Nelson and District Youth Centre and learn how to silk screen with local artist Hannah Deboer-Smith! Make your own patches to take home! Bring a high contrast black and white image to print or just bring yourself. All materials will be provided. This event will take place November 21 from 4 pm to 6 pm.

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