Oxygen Art Centre is an artist-run centre located in Nelson, B.C.
Oxygen Art Centre was founded as the Nelson Fine Arts Centre Society in 2002 by former writing and visual arts faculty at the Kootenay School of Art. The centre spent its first two years establishing its educational focus and in January 2005, the society opened the Oxygen Art Centre in downtown Nelson.
The Oxygen Art Centre is a 900 sq. ft. renovated warehouse space and serves as a studio, gallery space, residency centre, and office. Oxygen has now completed 17 years of successful arts education programming and 14 years of full season programming including: 404 courses since 2002, 44 exhibitions since 2005, 30 artist residencies since 2005 and over 173 events hosted through our presentation series.
Unique in its structure Oxygen also produces independent artist or curator driven special projects and has produced and co-produced 11 special projects since 2002. Oxygen Art Centre is located in the City of Nelson in the Kootenays, in South Eastern British Columbia, and is considered an integral hub for the arts in the West Kootenays.