Arts and culture

March of the Masks Arts Council of the North Okanagan and special guest artist Bob Kingsmill’s work on display, and most for sale, until April 5 at the Arts Centre, located at the entrance to Polson Park, next to the Okanagan Science Centre. Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Contributed photo)

Okanagan displays March of the Masks

From the paper and cloth masks of the pandemic, to creative Mardi Gras masks

 

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

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

Shop local online and support Penticton 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)
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)

Q&A with VIFF’s B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award winner, Jessie Anthony

Her feature film, Brother, I Cry premiered at VIFF this year

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)
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)
Author and playwright George Ryga lived in Summerland from 1962 until his death in 1987. His artistic legacy is honoured at the annual Ryga Arts Festival. (Contributed)

Ryga Arts Festival to proceed with online presence

Organizers of Summerland-based festival examining technologies to present readings and concerts

Author and playwright George Ryga lived in Summerland from 1962 until his death in 1987. His artistic legacy is honoured at the annual Ryga Arts Festival. (Contributed)