Arts and culture

Displays and programming have continued at the Vernon Public Art Gallery despite pandemic restrictions. (Lianne Viau file photo)

Support keeps North Okanagan art groups’ lights on

Despite pandemic restrictions, art gallery and others sustaining the storm

 

Ecologist and writer Don Gayton wraps up the Penticton Arts Council’s March events. (Submitted)

Penticton Arts Council unveils March’s programs

Making your own comics and short stories highlight March events

 

Yamabiko Taiko with Naoko Nakamura at the OneWorld Multicultural Festival. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

OneWorld Multicultural Festival kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m.

The festival’s performances will be streamed virtually

 

In it's 30th anniversary, the Enderby and District Arts Council would like to create an arts centre with the Courtyard Gallery. (EDAC photo)

New home needed for Enderby arts

Support sought for community arts centre in EDAC’s 30th anniversary

In it's 30th anniversary, the Enderby and District Arts Council would like to create an arts centre with the Courtyard Gallery. (EDAC photo)
Clint George collaborated with Les Louis to create the Pelmewash Parkway Indigenous sculptures in Lake Country. (Video still)

First Indigenous territory recognition made in Lake Country

Council makes historic move after Syilx artists create parkway sculptures

Clint George collaborated with Les Louis to create the Pelmewash Parkway Indigenous sculptures in Lake Country. (Video still)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
The Penticton and District Arts Council is making their Holiday Cheer colouring book available for free online. (Submitted)

Arts council want to share colourful holiday cheer

The Penticton Arts Council is making their colouring book available free online

The Penticton and District Arts Council is making their Holiday Cheer colouring book available for free online. (Submitted)
The Tumbleweed Art Gallery in 2019 was packed for the November Art Walk that year. The gallery’s artist collective is adding three new members. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Tumbleweed Art collective adds three new members

The collective runs the Tumbleweed Gallery on Main Street Penticton

The Tumbleweed Art Gallery in 2019 was packed for the November Art Walk that year. The gallery’s artist collective is adding three new members. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Penticton Arts Council is still accepting local artists who wish to be a part of a new online directory showcasing local talent. (Pentictonartscouncil.com)

Online directory gives Pentictonites a chance to connect with local artists

Find local art and gifts in Penticton without leaving your home

The Penticton Arts Council is still accepting local artists who wish to be a part of a new online directory showcasing local talent. (Pentictonartscouncil.com)
Some of the art that will be on display as part of the Penticton and District Arts Council’s upcoming hybrid exhibition. (Contributed)

Penticton Arts Council announces new exhibit, Fresh A.i.R.

The exhibit opens at the Leir House on Nov. 5

Some of the art that will be on display as part of the Penticton and District Arts Council’s upcoming hybrid exhibition. (Contributed)
Astarte, Manwoman’s widow shows Headbones Gallery’s Richard Fogarty the screen prints from Manwoman’s flat files in Cranbrook. (Contributed)
Astarte, Manwoman’s widow shows Headbones Gallery’s Richard Fogarty the screen prints from Manwoman’s flat files in Cranbrook. (Contributed)
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
The Okanagan School of the Arts moved from the Shatford Centre earlier this year to Cowork Penticton downtown. (File photo)

Okanagan School of the Arts unveils fall class lineup

Pre-registration for the first course on Sept. 20

The Okanagan School of the Arts moved from the Shatford Centre earlier this year to Cowork Penticton downtown. (File photo)
Penticton band Yarrows performed at Saint-Germain Café and Gallery in downtown Penticton for their debut album launch party last Thursday, Aug. 27, in front of a socially distanced crowd that was spread across both sides of Main Street. (Jesse Day - Western News)

WATCH: Local band Yarrows rocks Main St. in downtown Penticton

Ambient artist Tahal opened for Yarrows at the band’s debut album launch party

Penticton band Yarrows performed at Saint-Germain Café and Gallery in downtown Penticton for their debut album launch party last Thursday, Aug. 27, in front of a socially distanced crowd that was spread across both sides of Main Street. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Penticton piano man to launch downtown project for local music scene

Penticton piano man to launch downtown project for local music scene

Justin Glibbery will play in Nanaimo Square at noon on Aug. 26

Penticton piano man to launch downtown project for local music scene
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
An artist displays his work at the Midsummer’s Eve Auction while Brian Martin and Camillia Courts emcee the event, which raised $19,000 for the Vernon Public Art Gallery. (Pete Solymosi photo)

Support shown from home at Vernon’s virtual Midsummer’s Eve

Unprecendented event raised more than $19,000 for art gallery

An artist displays his work at the Midsummer’s Eve Auction while Brian Martin and Camillia Courts emcee the event, which raised $19,000 for the Vernon Public Art Gallery. (Pete Solymosi photo)
The Okanagan School of the Arts has operated within the Shatford Centre in downtown Penticton since 2010. On July 18, 2020 the school with host a yardsale in light of its upcoming eviction. (File photo)

Penticton’s Okanagan School of the Arts to host yard sale ahead of eviction

‘Unearthered treasures’ up for grabs as the school has until Aug. 30 to vacate the Shatford Centre

The Okanagan School of the Arts has operated within the Shatford Centre in downtown Penticton since 2010. On July 18, 2020 the school with host a yardsale in light of its upcoming eviction. (File photo)
Downtown Vernon mural tours are back for the summer, running twice weekly from the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. (GVMA photo)

Mural tours return to North Okanagan

Museum guides offering even more history of the area

Downtown Vernon mural tours are back for the summer, running twice weekly from the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. (GVMA photo)
Colin Barr (left) and Ian Pusey take in the artwork on display for one of the previous Vernon Public Art Gallery’s Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts, which has moved online this year. (Morning Star file photo)

COVID-19: Okanagan art gallery’s major event goes virtual

Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts still a go, online, in support of gallery

Colin Barr (left) and Ian Pusey take in the artwork on display for one of the previous Vernon Public Art Gallery’s Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts, which has moved online this year. (Morning Star file photo)