PHOTOS: Hello Santa! Art Walk says hello to big crowds

Siyamak Ghaffari, one of the artists in residence with the Penticton & District Community Arts Council’s Arts Matter program, works on his latest piece during the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Siyamak Ghaffari, one of the artists in residence with the Penticton & District Community Arts Council’s Arts Matter program, works on his latest piece during the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Children of the World exhibit opened in the Okanagan School of the Arts on Nov. 20 ahead of the Art Walk. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)The Children of the World exhibit opened in the Okanagan School of the Arts on Nov. 20 ahead of the Art Walk. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
NO KIDS IN CAGES by Garcilazo was one of the pieces featured in the Children of the World exhibit at the Shatford Centre.NO KIDS IN CAGES by Garcilazo was one of the pieces featured in the Children of the World exhibit at the Shatford Centre.
The Penticton & District Community Arts Council opened their Long Night’s Journey and Ornamented exhibitions for the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)The Penticton & District Community Arts Council opened their Long Night’s Journey and Ornamented exhibitions for the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Take Me to That Place by Deb Tougas was one of the pieces on display at the Leir House during the the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Take Me to That Place by Deb Tougas was one of the pieces on display at the Leir House during the the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Siyamak Ghaffari, one of the artists in residence with the Penticton & District Community Arts Council’s Arts Matter program, works on his latest piece during the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Siyamak Ghaffari, one of the artists in residence with the Penticton & District Community Arts Council’s Arts Matter program, works on his latest piece during the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The roaring dragon outside Glenn Clark’s studio was a beacon during the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)The roaring dragon outside Glenn Clark’s studio was a beacon during the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton Art Gallery art preparator Glenn Clark opened his personal studio for the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Penticton Art Gallery art preparator Glenn Clark opened his personal studio for the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Tumbleweed Art Gallery showcased their collective’s new Echo exhibit for the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)The Tumbleweed Art Gallery showcased their collective’s new Echo exhibit for the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Artists painting live at Slackwater Brewing during the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Artists painting live at Slackwater Brewing during the Hello Santa! Art Walk on Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
PHOTOS: Hello Santa! Art Walk says hello to big crowds
PHOTOS: Hello Santa! Art Walk says hello to big crowds
Chairs is one of the larger pieces in Julie Oakes SHESHE exhibit at the Penticton Art Gallery. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Chairs is one of the larger pieces in Julie Oakes SHESHE exhibit at the Penticton Art Gallery. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The neon glow of Totem, by Julie Oakes, draws the eye as you step inside the main exhibit hall at the Penticton Art Gallery. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)The neon glow of Totem, by Julie Oakes, draws the eye as you step inside the main exhibit hall at the Penticton Art Gallery. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
PHOTOS: Hello Santa! Art Walk says hello to big crowds
Julie Oakes, left, and her granddaughter Wren Winkler stand next to Wolfie in a Dress, one of a series of paintings the two collaborated on that are being displayed at the Penticton Art Gallery. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Julie Oakes, left, and her granddaughter Wren Winkler stand next to Wolfie in a Dress, one of a series of paintings the two collaborated on that are being displayed at the Penticton Art Gallery. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton said Hello Santa! with a winter Art Walk that drew big crowds.

The evening started at the Leir House with the opening of the Penticton & District Community Arts Council’s Ornamented and Long Night’s Journey exhibitions, as well as open doors to some of the council’s artists in residence.

The art walk then travelled north, with each stop at one of the 17 participating art galleries showcasing the variety and quality of local art.

Other locations such as Slackwater Brewing also joined in on the artistic fun, hosting live painting with multiple artists.

The night wrapped up at the Penticton Art Gallery, with their Under 500 exhibition and sale, and the opening of Julie Oakes’ SHESHE exhibition.

The night was popular with many of the locations, including the Penticton Art Gallery, opening their doors early for the people gathered outside.

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