Downtown Penticton - Colourful Front Street
The South Okanagan has drawn attention nationally for its art.
The South Okanagan is home to many galleries which provide locals and visitors with a rich taste of the arts.
-Penticton Art Gallery (199 Marina Way); The Penticton Art Gallery presents exhibitions by local, national and internationally known artists of all mediums. Plan to attend the premiere art event of the Summer season, "Starry, Starry Night", the 34th Annual Art Auction on July 7th.
-Lloyd Gallery (18 Front St.); The Lloyd Gallery has been a staple in Penticton for decades, but has only been at its Front Street location for just over a year. The gallery welcomes visitors daily with works by some of the area's best known artists.
-Local Color (60 Front St.); A group of South Okanagan artists have joined forces to provide visitors a chance to see what the area's creative minds have to offer.
-Tumbleweed Gallery (101-207 Main St.); Paintings, photographs and more can be seen at Tumbleweed Gallery. The gallery also provides state-of-the-art matte-cutting services.
-Summerland Art Gallery (9533 Main St., Summerland); New exhibits are always opening for visitors to view.
-Oliver Art Gallery (34848 – 97th Street, Oliver) ; Oliver has a new public space devoted to the fine arts – painting, photography, sculpture, pottery and jewellery.
-Osoyoos Art Galllery (8713 Main Street, Osoyoos); A variety of original art including paintings, pottery, glass, metal and wood. Summer season is from May 14th to September 3rd. Open May & June Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 4:00 pm. July, August and September 3rd open every day from 10:00 am to 5 pm.
-Mat and Mitre Gallery (196 Eckhardt Ave. Penticton); Always opening new shows, Mat and Mitre Gallery offers a glimpse into interesting and thoughtful exhibits for those stopping in.
Art at home
-B&B Unique (Rushbury Place, Naramata); Petronella van den Berg and Johannes van der Wardt host guests at their idyllic bed and breakfast.
-Cormier Sculpture Garden (Vancouver Avenue); Lawrence Cormier and Kena Cumming Cormier's bed and breakfast is also home to their art gallery and sculpture garden.
-Paw Prints Studio Gallery (148 Carr Cres.); John Salsnek's works can be seen all over the Okanagan, but those wanting to meet the man himself, can visit his home studio.