Nelson arts and theatre enthusiast Richard Rowberry sounds the trumpet for summer arts showcase.

City of Nelson plans summer arts showcase

Local theatre and arts enthusiast Richard Rowberry is looking for Nelson artists to participate in a unique summer arts showcase.

Local theatre and arts enthusiast Richard Rowberry is sounding the call for Nelson artists of all kinds to participate in a unique summer arts showcase.

“The City decided in their wisdom to present the talent of Nelson in a public venue in front of City Hall this summer and they asked me for some help with it and I, in my foolishness said I would take it on,” said Rowberry.

The vision for the space in front of the White Building is to have one or two platforms or stages with other performers and artists performing through out the space.

“In one corner we may have a juggler, and elsewhere there may be an artist with their easel painting,” said Rowberry.

The project is open to artists of all kinds including comedy, music, story telling and visual arts.

“Let’s just make it a place where we can show off everything that Nelson has to offer,” he said.

Rowberry is also working with Kootenay Co-op Radio to have afternoon live radio broadcasts from City Hall.

“At this point I’m trying to get the word out to get people to get in touch with me if they are interested in participating from mid July through August,” he said.

A day of the week has not yet been solidified but Rowberry hopes the showcase will extend from the afternoon into the evening.

“I’m taking this on as a public spirited fellow,” he said. “I’m trying to show that even though I was not elected mayor there are no hard feelings.”

If you are interested in participating contact Rowberry at 250-505-6900 or


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