Angela Gmeinweser, Gabrielle Strong, and Rho Shaw at Okanagan College Library

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Angela Gmeinweser is a Bachelor of Fine Arts student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan with a focus on a variety of different media including painting, sculpture, and video. Her work often navigates relationship to place and through this exploration focuses on how communities and individuals choose to form their relationship to natural surroundings.  These particular works […]

Community Art Workshops with Tina Siddiqui

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ARTSCO has partnered with Interior Health (IH) to create a meaningful body of artwork which will bring colour into the Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Clinic in IH’s new Community Health & Services Centre, located in downtown Kelowna. Professional lead artist and ARTSCO member, Tina Siddiqui, has designed a series of simple pieces that […]

Natasha Harvey at Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

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Natasha Harvey creates both abstract and representational paintings. She is a mixed media artist and collage is a key element in her work. Her inspiration flows from daily life, dreams, nature, popular culture, fantasy and a variety of cultural interests and experiences. Natasha has discovered throughout her education and life that the process of painting […]

New 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 lead by local professionals will cover multi-faceted tools of the trade including sales conversations, copyright, accounting, documentation, art markets and contracts. The 2-3 hour intensive […]

Les Louis at Kelowna Tickets

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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 […]

Visit Downtown Gallery

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For the second year in a row, we’ve teamed up with local businesses in Kelowna’s downtown core to transform the Cultural District into one huge, beautiful, public art gallery. A unique cultural experience for the public, shoppers, tourists, and residents to encounter the streets of Kelowna in a new way, with artwork featured in the […]

ARTSCO Welcomes New Interim Executive Director

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The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) is pleased to welcome Dustyn Baulkham as new interim Executive Director. Part of a period of rapid development for the council after nearly 50 years of service, ARTSCO is going through a strategic re-development and transition to focus on how to best serve the Okanagan arts community […]

Jackie Deck, Alecia Dyck, Charlotte Nelson, and Victoria Moore at the Downtown Kelowna Library

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This exhibition features artwork from this year’s graduating class of Visual Artists at UBC Okanagan. Each artist’s work is based on a research theme topical to contemporary society, including identity, culture, memory and the environment. Visit the Okanagan Regional Library in Downtown Kelowna to explore the interactions between community and art as investigated by these […]

Call For Businesses

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We Want to Turn Downtown Kelowna into a Public Art Gallery The Downtown Gallery Project places local art in windows and on walls throughout the downtown core. This partnership between Okanagan Artists and Downtown Kelowna businesses showcases the quality of both groups to a wider audience. Last year, the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan […]

Call for Artists

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Downtown Gallery is back for Culture Days 2017! ARTSCO is teaming up with local businesses in Downtown Kelowna to transform the Cultural District into one huge, beautiful, public art gallery! Artwork will be featured in the windows and on walls of the stores that line Bernard Avenue and the surrounding area. Shoppers, tourists, and residents […]