Penticton Art Gallery curator and director Paul Crawford pictured during the 42nd annual live auction. The gallery is currently preparing for the inaugural Ignite the Arts Festival, which has prompted the need for more volunteers. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Art Gallery curator and director Paul Crawford pictured during the 42nd annual live auction. The gallery is currently preparing for the inaugural Ignite the Arts Festival, which has prompted the need for more volunteers. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Art Gallery on the hunt for volunteers for Ignite the Arts Festival

The inaugural festival begins on March 25 and goes until April 3

Ahead of what’s promised to be a busy spring, the Penticton Art Gallery is on the search for more volunteers.

The gallery recently announced its desire to get more people involved, in preparation for the highly-anticipated inaugural Ignite the Arts Festival scheduled to begin on March 25.

From a sculpture contest, live music to songwriting camps and theatrical performances, the city’s newest arts festival is bound to have it all.

And with that comes the need for more volunteers.

“Volunteers who can commit to two to four hour shifts across the timing of the festival will be invited to join us at an appreciation after-party at Slackwater Brewing at the end of the festival,” the gallery said in its announcement.

“But more importantly you will get yourself involved with some talented artists.”

The festival is set to end on April 3 after its 10-day celebration of arts and culture.

Prizes will be awarded to select artists during the festivities.

The Penticton Art Gallery will be joined by other organizations in the community to make an anticipated return to the events scene, amid a two-year battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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People interested in getting involved during the festival are asked to complete the gallery’s volunteer form.

Individuals who can’t commit eight hours of their time but still want to volunteer should send an email to reception@pentictonartgallery.com.

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