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“Great selection!”

Creative Rift Studio & Gallery
Ranked #11 of 26 things to do in Powell River
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Owner description: Representing works from over 70 local artists, Creative Rift is your one stop shop for original Powell River creations. Come and browse our vast selection of gifts, artwork, books, music and much, much more. Trip across the rift of creativity with us by visiting our on site artist studio witnessing creation in process! Open 7 days per week starting June 1st. Hours: 10:00 - 5:30pm.
vancouver, bc
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great selection!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

If you want to see a great selection of Powell River's artisinal products, definitely check out Creative Rift!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank bk67
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Powell River, Canada
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105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“On the Sunny Side of the Street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

Just direct your feet to the sunny side of Marine Avenue, Powell River's original main drag, which retains much of the flavor of the little city's historic first century. This is the same street that goes crazy during the annual Blackberry Festival in August, but there's gold dust at your feet at many spots along Marine any time of year. One of the finest treasure troves of the truly local is Creative Rift.

Run by a pair of artists, the gallery is a feast for the eye and hand. This is not the type of gallery where a single painting hangs in cold and lonely splendor on a carefully lit wall--no, Creative Rift is a riot of color, texture and imagination. Plan to spend a hour here, at least--drop the non-shoppers and non-artists in your group at a coffee shop or restaurant and let your senses enjoy the scarves that beg to be draped around your neck, the dinery finery that elevates plain cooking to cuisine, the art that says, "I will forever remind you of this magic moment," and the local books that won't let you past unless you open them.

Who knew a city of sixteen thousand could do so much? You have indeed found the motherlode of Powell River's creativity. At the Rift's reasonable prices, you should feel "rich as Rockefeller" on the sunny side of this street.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Eva v
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Jillian A, Owner at Creative Rift Studio & Gallery, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Thanks for the wonderful review! We look forward to a great summer with an abundance of Powell River's artwork heading out into the world!
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Canmore, Canada
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Jewel of Powell River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

This as a "jewel" of an art gallery, very conveniently located on the Marine Drive close to the ferry terminal. There is tons of great art to drowse through if you're parked and waiting for the ferry to Comox. And check out the floor - the creative gals have painted the carpet if you can believe it - now that's certainly creative. Definitely worth a visit!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank ja051945
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powell River
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“wonderful local art attraction,”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

here is a very interesting art attraction. Local artists of all art and craft mediums sell their products
in this store. You can watch the owners of the store create their own work on site. There is something for everyone.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Elaine T
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