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 […]

Kyle Zsomber at Kelowna Tickets

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Kyle Zsombor’s art practice involves using common materials in uncommon ways. He combines his passion for currency trading, international relations and art into the unique medium of money taxidermy. As the 3D collages are made of money, they are a particularly good fit for a shopping mall. The sculptures echo and relate to the money […]

Sara Gagnon at Aubin and Associates

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Sara Gagnon was born and raised in Kelowna, B.C. Canada.  She comes from a big, creative family and is the only daughter among six brothers. Sara has always been encouraged in the arts and began painting as a teenager. Over time her love for the visual arts grew and she has spent countless hours observing […]

Terry Thomson at Kelowna Community Theatre

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Terry Thomson is a First Nations male from the Nlaka’pamux (Ing-kla-cap-ma) Nation. His First Nation band is the Cook’s Ferry Band in Spence’s Bridge B.C. Born in Smithers B.C. in 1970, he has spent a majority of his life living in the Okanagan/Similkameen region. Terry graduated from Princeton Secondary in 1988 and spent two years […]

Bobby Vandenhoorn at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

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Bobby Vandenhoorn, an artist by passion, was born on Vancouver Island BC in 1982 and has lived in the Lake Country area for the last 14 years. By the time he was 17, he was painting his first outdoor wall mural, and since then, he has commissioned over 50 different murals not only for homeowners and […]

Rachel Neale at Mission Library

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Rachel Neale explores the relationships with self, others and nature through mixed media and abstract paintings. Rachel is not afraid to tackle big emotions, messy conflict and conversations about mental health. Her intent as an artist is to illuminate the beauty and messiness of the human experience. She works on canvas and wood panel with acrylic, […]