Markets, Art and Murals

Lumby and District's colourful past includes more than a few "counter culture" characters who were inspired by the area's landscape--60's activist Timothy Leary, Joey Kieghley a punk rock legend from the band DOA and Rene Dahinden the famous Sasquatch hunter all have spent time here. The 60's and 70's are gone and the area is now home to gentlemen farmers and wealthy retirees, but a sizable artist and artisan community remains, creating everything from landscape paintings, pottery, and glass sculpture to log homes. Be sure to explore the studios of the area.

Red Dog Glass Studio and Cherryville Artisans' Shop, Gallery & Marketplace
This is a quaint destination, offering local fine arts and quality hand-crafted wares including pottery, glass, jewellery, weaving, sculptures, paintings and more. The building is painted with a colourful mural, which can't be missed from the highway! 

The Monashee Arts Council 
The Monashee Arts Council has nearly 50 artists as members. MAC organizes regular exhibits and special events including workshops. Visit our online Arts Directory, and you can find a list of area artists and upcoming events.

The Monashee Community Co-op 
The Monashee Community Co-op is located at 1965 Shuswap Avenue in Lumby (behind Ida's Bakery and next to Valley First Insurance). We are your source for quality affordable natural and organic foods and goods while promoting local environmentally responsible agriculture. Our Co-op is committed to educating our community about the relationship between food and health. Owned and operated by Co-op members and volunteers.

Lumby & District Public Market
The Lumby & District Public Market offers a wide variety of local foods and products. Enjoy the latest fruit and vegetables in season and find baking, books, pottery, plants, crafts and flea market items as well. Enjoy a burger, hot dog or smokie in our open-air Market. The Market is open from 9:00am - 1:00pm each Saturday from Mothers Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend, and is held in the Oval Park behind Charles Bloom Secondary.

Fresh from the Farm
Come visit some of what the Monashee farm community has to offer. Travel in your own car, at your own pace, when it suits you. Our country roads offer great surprises whether its fruit blossoms, or autumn colors, a sign at the farm gate will beckon you to produce and other treasures straight from the farm. Please note however, that some of our farm venues are event based and some have seasonal hours and only open on particular days or times of the year. Others are open year round. Taste home-grown vegetables and exotic herbs and tomatoes; see rare and unusual farm animals; choose from large selection of organically grown foods, unique plant specimens and natural fruits from the area; visit our many equestrian centers, sample luscious berries; or buy a free-range turkey for that special occasion.

Mural Tour​
Over the recent years old and tired storefronts along with dusty streets began to find new life as residents and businesses began to refresh the place they call home. Storefronts and sidewalks capture the essence of yesterday and green spaces such as Norris Park emerged with a mix of nature in the village core.

Colorful murals also make up our downtown core, depicting the history and personalities of days past. Today there are many murals in Lumby. Through which you can view the village as it appeared in 1914 along with Louis Morand, one of our first citizens, and also one of the first homesteads in the area. There's even a picture of Moses Lumby for whom the village is named. There's many murals to see in Lumby; you can pick up a Mural Guide & Mapbook at the Lumby Visitor Centre and begin your stroll through a bit of history here in the Monashees.

Find your ADVENTURE on the edge of the Okanagan!