A look back on the arts in 2016

Arts and entertainment editor Dale Boyd explores the year that was 2016 in the Penticton arts community.

New Year’s Eve 2016 parties in Penticton

Your source for New Year's Eve events in Penticton to help ring in 2017.

Searching for victims in Black Sea jet crash

Russia examines all possible reasons for Black Sea jet crash

  • Dec 25th, 2016
Raw Video: Field of Screams
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Teaching the Feldenkrais method in Vernon


    Artist describs cyanotype


      Pirate loppet at Larch Hills


        Wenjack is the 2016 story of the year

        Heather Allen explores the story of the year for 2016.

        Syrian refugees speak at peace talks

        The Solstice Peace Talks at the Shatford Centre Dec. 21 featured special guests in a Syrian Refugee family living in Naramata.

        Avante-garde musicianship in Kelowna Dec. 30.

        This 12-person jazz ensemble will perform John Zorn's Cobra composition.

        • Dec 21st, 2016

        Photos: World-class, home grown tribute to Cohen

        Arts and entertainment editor Dale Boyd gives a glowing review of Anthem: A Leonard Cohen Tribute.

        Winter solstice and peace at Shatford Centre

        What does the winter solstice have to do with world peace? Find out as the Western News chats with astronomer and host Christ Purton.

        Video: Meet the band behind the Leonard Cohen tribute show

        The Western News catches up with some of the poets, musicians and artists honouring Leonard Cohen this weekend.

        Peace talks celebrate solstice at Shatford Centre

        Peace on earth is one of the holiday tenants, and it is the subject of Solstice Peace Talks at the Shatford Centre Dec. 21.

        Arts Matter: The art of comedy

        Arts council executive director Vaelei Walkden-Brown takes on the art of comedy in the latest Arts Matter.

        • Dec 13th, 2016

        Armchair Book Club: Do Not Say We Have Nothing

        Heather Allen explores Madeleine Thien’s new book Do Not Say We Have Nothing.

        Only the cosmos limits heavy metal band

        AURAS is vocalist Eric Almeida, guitarist/vocalist Josh Ligaya, guitarist Aaron Hallman, and drummer Nathan Bulla.

        • Dec 9th, 2016

        TGIF: Concerts and event listings

        Your source for concerts and events in Penticton and the South Okanagan.

        • Dec 9th, 2016

        Penticton’s Terry Isaac’s gallery going to the cats

        Art and nature are coming together at Terry Isaac's home gallery to help out the cats of the Okanagan.

        Penticton Art Gallery faces funding challenges

        The cost of business has risen above funding presenting some funding challenges for the Penticton Art Gallery.

        Dream Café re-opening

        After suspending operations Oct. 1 the famed Dream Café is re-opening for show nights starting February 2017.

        Registration now open for Kiwanis Festival

        Young performers are already preparing for the next Kiwanis Music Festival starting March 6.

        Second night added to Cohen Tribute show

        Anthem: A Leonard Cohen Tribute is adding a second night at the Cleland Theatre due to popular demand.

        Spotlight on Penticton speakers grows with Pecha Kucha

        The next event in the speaker series takes place Dec. 8 at Cannery Brewing Co.