Arts and culture

This Penticton art duo was one of two winners to win a $100 prize at Okanagan Lake Park at the inaugural Ignite the Arts’ Sculpture Contest. The festival has received $10,000 from the province ahead of its next edition in spring 2023. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Province grants $10k to pair of Penticton festivals

Ignite the Arts and Scottish Fest are among almost 100 B.C. events to receive funding

 

The Penticton Fall Art Walk, organized by the Penticton Arts Council, is set for Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Photo- Penticton Arts Council)

Penticton Fall Art Walk visits 21 venues in 5 hours later this month

The Nov. 19 event marks the third art walk in Penticton since last spring

 

Tracey Kutschker, director/curator at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery, describes details of the gallery’s Cultural Mapping Research Project, which features 18 maps created about feeling a sense of belonging while navigating Salmon Arm’s downtown. The exhibition continues through to Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Making Salmon Arm home: Art gallery researches safety for LGBTQ residents

PRIDE exhibition, on through Oct. 29, finds characteristics that make areas safe and comfortable

 

Party in Slack Alley had a great vibe and culture as hundreds took in the music, food and drinks and entertainment in the vibrant and newly transformed alley on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Happy vibes at downtown Penticton alley reveal party

People mingled, drank and danced against the backdrop of a yellow, blue and pink alley

Party in Slack Alley had a great vibe and culture as hundreds took in the music, food and drinks and entertainment in the vibrant and newly transformed alley on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
BC Culture Days is kicked off in Vernon at Polson Park Sept. 23

Music, market and more celebrate BC Culture Days in Okanagan

Arts Council of North Okanagan kicks off 3 week celebration with full day of fun

BC Culture Days is kicked off in Vernon at Polson Park Sept. 23
Downtown Penticton executive director Brett Turner stands with Liam Peyton in the alley behind Slackwater Brewing. The drab, unfriendly alley is getting a full transformation and there is a celebration to go with it on Sept. 25. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Downtown Penticton alley being transformed into a place for art, culture and music

‘Slack Alley’ party is Sunday, Sept. 25 in the alley behind Slackwater Brewing

Downtown Penticton executive director Brett Turner stands with Liam Peyton in the alley behind Slackwater Brewing. The drab, unfriendly alley is getting a full transformation and there is a celebration to go with it on Sept. 25. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Rapper Tech N9ne is performing at Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery (Photo - E-volution Media Studio/Facebook)

Cariboo Lou: Rapper Tech N9ne coming to Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery

Tickets are still available for the September 24th show

Rapper Tech N9ne is performing at Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery (Photo - E-volution Media Studio/Facebook)
Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)
The iconic Ironman Canada event is coming back to Penticton on Aug. 28. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Ironman mural contest puts $4K on the line

The winning mural will be facing the starting point of the triathlon’s swim event

The iconic Ironman Canada event is coming back to Penticton on Aug. 28. (Western News file photo)
Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison firefighter publishes story in 2 ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Fred Webber fulfilled his firefighting dream in his mid 50s

Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Seniors’ Week 2022 will be celebrated at Penticton Art Council’s Leir House on June 11. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Arts Council)

Celebrate Seniors’ Day at Penticton’s Leir House

Community invited for a day of arts and culture on June 11

Seniors’ Week 2022 will be celebrated at Penticton Art Council’s Leir House on June 11. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Arts Council)
Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)

Youth Symphony in tune for Okanagan spring concerts

Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna performances to showcase blooming talents

Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)
Melissa Fowler of Knickknacks works on one of her unique, hand-painted signs amid the display of her crafts at the Penticton Arts Council’s Leir House. (Mark Brett/Western News)

Penticton Arts Council’s online auction looks to send 2 students to school

The group is hoping to raise a total of $5,000 during its ongoing online auction

Melissa Fowler of Knickknacks works on one of her unique, hand-painted signs amid the display of her crafts at the Penticton Arts Council’s Leir House. (Mark Brett/Western News)
Banksy, Grannies, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in. Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection (Banksy/Kelowna Art Gallery)

Banksy and Warhol on display at Kelowna Art Gallery

The Pop Art exhibit will run from May 21 until Oct. 16

Banksy, Grannies, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in. Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection (Banksy/Kelowna Art Gallery)
The 15th annual “Brilliant Moments” showcase begins on May 14 courtesy of the Penticton Arts Council and CanwaxWest. (Photo: Penticton Arts Council and CanwaxWest)

Penticton Arts Council will be home to ‘Brilliant Moments’ an encaustic exhibit

Award-winning Penticton resident Carol Munro will be the event’s featured artist

The 15th annual “Brilliant Moments” showcase begins on May 14 courtesy of the Penticton Arts Council and CanwaxWest. (Photo: Penticton Arts Council and CanwaxWest)
The Summerland Community Arts Council is holding its Strong Arts Strong Communities Annual Giving Campain in May. From left are Susan Gibbs, Danny Evanishen, Sonja Waller, Jean Evanishen, Betty Ann Xenis and Susan McIver. (Contributed)

Summerland Community Arts Council holds fundraising campaign

Funding will go to existing and new arts programs and initiatives

The Summerland Community Arts Council is holding its Strong Arts Strong Communities Annual Giving Campain in May. From left are Susan Gibbs, Danny Evanishen, Sonja Waller, Jean Evanishen, Betty Ann Xenis and Susan McIver. (Contributed)
Simon Orlando is working to ensure women and marginalized people are equally represented in ballet (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Ballet Kelowna leaps towards gender equality

Women are under-represented as ballet choreographers in Canada

Simon Orlando is working to ensure women and marginalized people are equally represented in ballet (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Revenues through public swims are up 71 per cent since the first quarterly update in 2021, with a total of $137,971 brought in as a result of the service. (City of Penticton)

‘Near pre-pandemic service levels’ for Penticton’s recreation and culture programs

Majority of financial targets for start of 2022 are on track despite staffing shortages, city says

Revenues through public swims are up 71 per cent since the first quarterly update in 2021, with a total of $137,971 brought in as a result of the service. (City of Penticton)
Artists in action were part of the Lake-to-Lake Art Walk Saturday, April 2. The inaugural edition of the Ignite the Arts Festival pulled in over $60,000 for the Penticton economy. The nine-day celebration of arts and culture ended on April 3. (Picture This Custom Framing photo)

Penticton’s Ignite the Arts Festival a ‘tremendous’ success for community and economy

Over 500 artists from across the province participated in the nine-day festival

Artists in action were part of the Lake-to-Lake Art Walk Saturday, April 2. The inaugural edition of the Ignite the Arts Festival pulled in over $60,000 for the Penticton economy. The nine-day celebration of arts and culture ended on April 3. (Picture This Custom Framing photo)
Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

QUIZ: How much do you know about poems and poetry?

April is National Poetry Month in Canada

Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)