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“Fell in love with this Artist's Gallery” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake

Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: CANWEST ART GALLERY on the Lake, now in its fourth year of operation, is located beside the Harrison Beach Hotel, at 160 Esplanade Avenue, in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. Located 10 steps up from the sidewalk, and wheelchair accessible, it commands an inspiring view of Harrison Lake. Browse in an unpressured and relaxed environment. Every week, something new appears on our shelves! Canwest Art Gallery has earned a solid reputation for featuring the works of nearly fifty Canadian fine artisans. We proudly display water colour impressions by artist, Errol Brimacombe, exquisite bronze animal sculptures by Thomas Schultz, crystalline pottery by Holly McKean, natural wooden boxes by Robert Andrews, to name just a few. In addition, we offer unique blown glass creations, exquisite jewelry, hand-painted silk scarves, gourmet confections, handmade fabric puppets, and the creamiest, freshest fudge in town! Attention is given to displaying only quality items. You will find a truly unique gift for anyone on your shopping list here. Rest for a bit, while you are enjoying a fresh cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or a cold beverage. Find out why so many of our clients return again and again! Get to know Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake in 80 seconds on Youtube
Vancouver, Canada
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“Fell in love with this Artist's Gallery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

My wife and i wandered into this gallery during a stay in Harrison. We visited with Maureen and Errol many times over the next few months and eventually purchased 7 of Errol's beautiful framed watercolours for our house. We also purchased a beautiful red & black vase as a gift for a family member. Can West Art is a must see when you go to Mission people. We do recommend it!

Visited January 2013
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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“Beautiful art work”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

Bought a beautiful glass eagle with a salmon and glass humming bird. These were made by a BC artist M. Bateman. The lady that works in the gallery is super friendly. I will visit again when in Harrison.

Visited November 2013
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Burnaby, Canada
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“The place for fine arts and crafts.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Canwest Art is a small shop and gallery of fine arts and crafts. It showcases some of Errol Brimacombe's fine paintings (a local artist, based in Chilliwack), plus, various selections of other lovely, and often quite unique, arts and crafts -- including sculptures, carvings, art glass, pottery, jewellery, small crafted gifts, art cards, and the like, and art services -- such as consultations, art restorations, appraisals, and picture framing.

The fun part for me, is browsing and shopping, and asking a multitude of questions about 'what, who, how, and where' of many of the pieces on display. The less easy part, is trying to decide on 'the' piece, or pieces that really catch my eye and fancy, more than the many others that seem to be doing much the same!! But the really fun part always comes when back home, opening the packages, and setting up the purchases to admire!!

Over the years, purchases for me (at this location, and at the their former Cherish II shop/gallery location), have been a number of raku pottery 'vases and bowls', 'useable' pottery pieces (wine goblets, liqueur 'glasses', dishes, and the like), pewter dishes, glass 'angels', art cards, and the like. And most-recently (via visits made during two recent 'extended' stays in Harrison, in early-September and early-October of this year), some lovely stoneware-pottery mugs and jars (artist, Mud, Sweat & Tears, Sorrento, BC), the jars filled with gourmet honey (from Nicola Valley, Merritt, BC), a delicate art glass bird (artist, Mark Bateman, Victoria, BC), and two, very naturally-looking and unique, porcelain and stoneware pieces resembling small tree stumps, each with a frog (artist, Darrell Perfumo, Mayne Island, BC).

I missed seeing Errol & Maureen at their place during these recent stays, but thanks to Ingrid, the 'host' at these times, much-enjoyed the fun talks and stories we shared during my visits.

For me, Canwest Art is a must-do place to see and do during our Harrison Hot Springs visits and stays.

Visited October 2013
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Richmond, Canada
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“"A Lakeside Pleasure"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Canwest Art Gallery is truly a wonderful showplace of Canadian arts and crafts with knowledgeable and friendly owners Errol and Maureen, a must see when next you visit Harrison Hot Springs!.....as an added bonus it has a delightful seating spot to relax with a tea, coffee or savour their delicious deserts and gaze at the lake, and natures beautiful vista directly in front of the Gallery.

Visited July 2013
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Squamish, Canada
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“This is a hidden gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Tea and scone in a gift shop. The owner is a tea guru, and they have some of the fines tea anywhere in the world! The art in this establishment in truly unique.

Visited August 2013
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