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Apr 20

Winners of the 2015 Okanagan Arts Awards

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Winners of the 2015 Okanagan Arts Awards

Arts Education:

Alexandra Babbel

Nancy Holms


Dennis Colpits

Supporter of the Arts:

Shelly Vida

Culinary Arts:

Michael Lyon

Graphic Arts:

Kyle Poirier


Kelsie Balehowsky


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Lifetime Achievement:

Joan Panton Williams

Okanagan Foundation Community Arts Association Award:

Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

Literary Arts:

Patricia Ainslie

Media Arts

Chris Stenberg


Asparagus Community Theatre


Shani Wenell

Visual Arts:

Glenn Clark

Jun 24

Art by the Lake

The Mission Painters Group will host “Art by the Lake” on July 4 and 5.

The show and sale will take place at the Okanagan Mission Activity Centre, 4398 Hobson Rd. (at Sarsons Beach) from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Original art by local artists will feature a wide variety of styles and subjects, including Okanagan scenes, in watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media.  Door prizes will include an original work of art.

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Jun 15

Call Out for Local First Nations Artists

Contact the Rotary Center for the Arts to submit work for an upcoming group show this September:


421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna, BC, Canada  V1Y 6Z1


May 27

Annual General Meeting: You are Invited


to ARTSCO’s 2015 Annual General Meeting

We would like to extend a warm invitation to all ARTSCO members to attend our 2015 AGM. This is a great opportunity to catch-up on all that ARTSCO has undertaken this past year, vote for your new board of directors, reunite with old Arts council Members and meet new Members.

ARTSCO supports, strengthens, and promotes all art diciplines and tradtions. ARTSCO acts as an advocate for you and this is your chance to let us know what you really think!

Place: The French Cultural Centre

(702 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y)

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm on June 24, 2015

Refreshments served

May 26

The Orchard Events


Harpdog Brown & the Travelin’ Blues Show – June 27, 2015

Gate opens and reception begins at 6:30pm. Come early and enjoy the view with local beverages hosted by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan.

Concert begins 7:30pm, Rain or Shine!

Tickets: $20.00

Poppa Dawg – July 18, 2015

Gorden James – July 24, 2015

The Great Plains – August 15, 2015

Valdy – August 22, 2015


Visit The Orchard’s website here:

May 26

Art in Empty Spaces



The Uptown Rutland Association and ARTSCO proudly present Art in Empty Spaces. Empty storefronts awaiting new tenants or business spaces being newly configured by construction are being used creatively to make ‘pop-up’ art galleries. The juried show was open to those who showed an understanding of and skill for depicting the influences that made Rutland what it is today. The public is invited to enjoy the process of discovering by finding the many ‘pop-up’ galleries. Don’t forget to look up!

The Uptown After Hours event hosted by the Uptown Rutland Business Association on Wednesday, June 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00pm at Hollywood Station will host the various artists, the co-ordinators from ARTSCO and various business owners who have kindly donated their windows for the art show. If you would like to attend the After Hours event the cost is $8.00 per person. (includes appies and 2 beverage tickets)

On Thursday, November 26th works which have not yet been purchased will be auctioned at the Rutland Centennial Hall.

Click here to view the full Press Release


Apr 20

Okanagan Social Impact Day of Learning

This event is open to small business, social business, social enterprise, community organizations, economic developers, non-profit business, B-corps, Aboriginal business, social entrepreneurs and intermediaries that support these organizations and more!  Everyone is welcome!  This will be a great opportunity to network with close to 100 colleagues and learn from each other!

Did you know May is Social Enterprise Month?  Please join us and/or spread the word about this Okanagan Day of Learning: May 5, 2015.

In 2013, 17 non-profit social enterprises in the Okanagan region responded to a research survey.  That sample of 17 social enterprises generated more than $11.1m in income, approximately 61% from the sale of goods or services; they employed over 170 people, a majority from targeted communities; they provided services to over 82,800 people and they had over 605 volunteers.

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