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Public Programs

Museum Mash! Sunday, March 11

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 was held Sunday, November 19 from 11am to 3pm, with 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, music and more for all ages made this pre-holiday gathering truly special and a huge success, with more than 300 people passing through Touchstones’ doors that day.

Museum Mash is free and friendly for families of all ages! Stay tuned for details on our next Museum Mash, scheduled for Sunday March 11, 2018!

Youth Arts Hub

Attention youth artists! Please join us for 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.

Check back often or visit us on Facebook for more information about programs.