Polka Dot Dragon Arts Society

Promoting interdisplinary, community-engaged arts in the West Kootenays

Our Events

Remember the Dead


Oct 21 Nelson Hospice Retreat

Oct 22 Expressions of Eco-Grief KATI

Oct 29 Oxygen Art Centre

Nov 3 NELS info session-Taghum Hall

Nov 4 Dia de Los Muertos with Tapatia Collective-Studio 88



Would you like to be involved with this project?  Please contact us.

Nelson Cemetery

Nov. 5th, 4-7 PM

An inclusive community event to remember our loved ones



Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival

Public Workshops

We will be offering public workshops in January and February.

Artist Application

We offer $300 honorariums to contributing artists.  We are accepting applications for the next festival from Sep1-Nov 15, 2023

Final Event- February 2024

Join us for this public event showcasing local artists and art made in our community workhsops

Book a workshop

Would you like to host a lantern making workhshop at your school or community centre?


We need lots of volunteers to make this event happen. Click here to see how you can be involved.

Request Lantern Kits

We will be offering subidized group lantern making kits to groups of 10 or more people. Individual lantern kits can be purchased at Cowan’s.

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