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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2019 Artscape Exhibitions The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is pleased to announce the next round of applications for the Artscape exhibition program. Artscape’s goal is to provide local artists with opportunities to market their work through special exhibitions in high profile locations throughout Kelowna. By participating in Artscape, artists are […]

#KelownaVotes 2018

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One of the Arts Councils of the Central Okanagan’s (ARTSCO) core values is to advocate for the arts and culture community. ARTSCO is an active part of a multitude of arts-related causes and ventures and are committed to assisting our members in ways that will help them (and their work) thrive, succeed, and be handled […]

Announcing a NEW One Day Marketing Intensive Workshop

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The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is happy to announce a brand new hands-on marketing workshop on February 21st from 10 – 4. Facilitated by Rhythm Club, this workshop is tailored to non-profits, arts groups, individual artists, and small businesses that have an established social media presence, but perhaps could use a boost to continue […]

Mayoral Candidate Election Forum Focuses on Arts and Culture, Diversity and Inclusion

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The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) is hosting a Mayoral Election Forum on October 10, 2018, at Mary Irwin Theatre. In partnership with the Rotary Centre for the Arts, Pathways Abilities Society, and Kelowna Now, Kelowna mayoral candidates will address a wide range of local issues related to the arts, culture, diversity and […]

Call for Curator

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Coinciding with the restructuring of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan’s Artscape program, we are seeking applications from professional curators and artistic professionals within Western Canada for the position of Artscape Curator based out of Kelowna, BC. Position: Part-time Contractor with flexible hours Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 PST on Friday, September 28, 2018 (extended […]

2018 Fall and Winter Professional Development Workshops

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The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is back with a full program of Professional Development Workshops for the Fall and Winter, sponsored by the City of Kelowna. These dynamic workshops, led by local professionals, will cover multi-faceted tools of the trade including grants for the arts, contract basics, record keeping, branding, accounting and images […]

Giving the Gift of Local Art Multiplies the Meaning

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Giving artwork as a gift seems daunting but when done successfully, it goes beyond a lovely gesture and has impacts beyond just one simple present. Whether its a handmade craft, food or fine art, giving art can be the most thoughtful thing you can do. It’s an opportunity to show how well you know the […]

Spring 2018 Artscape Exhibitions

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The 2018 Spring Artscape exhibitions are up at 9 locations across Kelowna. From photography to sculpture to paintings, this season has it all! Make sure to check out the incredible artists exhibiting this season: Bobby Vandenhoorn at the Kelowna Chamber Of Commerce Kyle Zsomber at Kelowna Tickets Les Louis at Rutland Library Terry Thomson at Kelowna Community Theatre Sara […]

Les Louis at Rutland Library

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Les Louis is a member of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band, part of the Okanagan Nation. He has received an Associate’s Degree in 2-D and 3-D arts from the Okanagan University College in Kelowna BC, Canada. He also received an Associate’s Degree in 2-D and 3-D arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts in […]

Adam Flockemann, Murray A. Roed and Heidi Smith at Downtown Kelowna Library

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Adam Flockemann Adam works with a variety of mediums that have all expanded his desire to express and share unique works of art. He is currently focused on photography, with a deep love for the natural world running through it. Currently living in Kelowna BC, the rich diversity of landscape and animal life there keeps […]