Art Windows

Village of Salmo

Art Windows / Art and Culture Hub

Salmo's art windows at night

Art Windows Application

This application is for the artists and/or groups who would like to display their art in one of three (3) Village of Salmo Art Windows located at the west side of the Heritage Hub building located at 423 Railway Avenue in Salmo, BC. The Art Windows were constructed to provide an opportunity for Salmo Valley and Kootenay region artists to showcase their work in a way that is visible to pedestrians walking along Salmo’s Main Street and street traffic. The art windows help to support the arts and encourage visitors to explore Salmo.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following factors will be taken into consideration when selecting applications to display art in the windows:

  • Priority will be given to Salmo Valley and Kootenay Region artists.
  • Displays will be for a 4 month period on a rotation basis.
  • Priority will be given to seasonal items during relevant seasons (eg. Christmas).
  • Both individuals and groups may apply.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a description and concept design and/or picture of the proposed display.
  • All costs of installation and removal are the sole responsibility of the artist/group.

Applications will be received on an ongoing basis and prioritized at the discretion of the panel, as constituted below.

Submissions are reviewed by the Chief Administrative Officer and a representative of project partner Heritage Hub Inc.

Approved applicants will be required to sign a waiver of responsibility for any damage caused by light, dampness, etc.

To apply, please complete the application in full and submit it the attention of the Chief Administrative Officer at or in person at the Village Office located at 423 Davies Avenue, Salmo B.C.

Salmo’s Art and Culture Hub

A unique partnership between the Village of Salmo, local entrepreneurs and a California investor has made possible a cutting-edge arts and cultural hub centre in Salmo offering everything from Village art windows, a Village art and culture garden, a unique reclaimed building materials and salvage boutique, custom upholstery & leather works shop, tattoo shop and art studio. The Grand Opening was held on May 20, 2017.

“We are very proud of this innovative investment in Salmo,” said the Mayor.  “Salmo is a hub community with a lot to offer.  Thanks to this collaboration, we now have an inviting place for artists and art enthusiasts to view and display their art.  It is also a commercial art centre, a destination location and another great reason to stop and stay in Salmo.”

The arts and cultural corner is located at Main Street and Highway 6 and is centred on a municipal building converted by Heritage Hub Inc. into a creative art and retail centre.

CEO and artist Suzy Q. says that Heritage Hub Inc. is a realization of a “long standing creative vision to bring together local talents and three creative businesses working in harmony. In a small town you have to wear many hats, that’s what we do, including the ones we make.”

The master of ceremonies (MC) for the event was Michael “Bug” Deakin, owner of California-based parent company Heritage Salvage and featured live music, art displays, and tours of the facility, Village art windows and plans for the Village art garden.

Heritage Salvage has been featured on the Do-it-Yourself (DIY) national television network. The promotional video can be viewed below…

Upgrades to the municipal building by Heritage Hub Inc. were significant and included mold and radon remediation, new ventilation, erection of the entire building for foundational repair, among other upgrades and represent a financial and in-kind investment by Heritage Hub Inc. over $100,000. A 3 minute video of the construction period can be viewed below…

Learn more about Heritage Hub Inc. by visiting their website or Facebook page at
The Village Art & Culture Garden is 30 x 80 feet located directly adjacent to the Hub and will be constructed later in the year and as funds permit.

The Village Arts Windows are along the outside of the Heritage Hub building and are open by application to artists to display their art in 4 month periods by application to the Village of Salmo.