This region supports the arts in some unexpected ways. It isn't surprising to find the works of local artists at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery, which is also a great spot to learn about local history - including the very colourful character for whom Armstrong is named.
'The Heart of Country' is a pretty obvious location for an renowed quilting store, Pleasant Valley Quilting. But the major cultural attraction is actually live theatre. Armstrong is home to two theatre companies - one professional and one amateur.
The Asparagus Community Theatre, is a group of amateur actors who regularly garner recognition at the Ozone Drama Festival. They present several performances each year, including a popular familiy Christmas show.
Caravan Farm Theatre is exactly what the name implies, a professional theatre experience, held on a farm. With more than 30 years of productions, this company is one of the premier outdoor theatre companies in Canada. Summer is the marquee season, but there's also a special autumn event and hardy drama fans love the moonlit snowscape of the winter production. Beginning in 2011, Caravan has also featured several 'Market Days' at the farm featuring live music, produce, art and fun for the family.
From June - August, Music in the Park presents the sounds of live music at Memorial Park on Pleasant Valley Road. From Jazz to Folk, Blues to Rock 'n' Roll - the music will stir your soul. Bring your dinner or snacks and mingle with the locals. Don't forget your lawn chair
Art isn't just found at the Art Gallery - several businesses feature local art on their walls - including Rogers Foods and The Brown Derby Cafe - you can even purchase a piece of art to remind you of your trip to Armstrong Spallumcheen.
Antiques and collectibles abound in the community too - everything from farm implements to fine furnishing and books. Country Home Antiques, Armstrong Antiques and Allen's Antiques are great places to search out those hard-to-find items - The Bargain Bin and Kindale Thrift Store also have untold treasures.
For further information on gallery hours and theatre productions, email firstname.lastname@example.org .