2017 School District 23 Achievement of Excellence Awards

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This year, we have revitalized our Achievement of Excellence in the Arts awards for grade 11 and 12 students in School District 23 demonstrating excellence and commitment in the pursuit of their studies in art. This program provides meaningful recognition to students who have exceeded expectations in their school community as artists showing great potential, […]

Sage Sidley at Kelowna Community Theatre

Sage Sidley  Located at Kelowna Community Theatre – 1375 Water Street   Originally from Rossland B.C., Sage Sidley completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from U.B.C. Okanagan with a major in visual arts and a minor in mathematics. Presently, she works with the ideas of place and time in connection with portraiture and site-specific drawings. Sage […]

Clea Haugo, Ginger Albrecht, Jaclyn Locking, Kait Serafin & Rae Imeson at the Downtown Library

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Located at the Downtown Library 1380 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A2   Rae Imeson creates artwork about her own feelings, her own body, and her own space. She moved to Kelowna in June 2015. Though she lived with her partner and had many wonderful friendships, it was a time of loneliness and investigation. She worked to understand who […]

Volunteer With Us!

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Current Volunteer Opportunities: Artscape Exhibition Crew – year round The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (Artsco) operates the Artscape Community Exhibition program that rotates exhibitions of artwork created by local artist through 9 locations including the Kelowna Community Theatre, the Downtown Kelowna, Mission and Rutland branches of the Okanagan Regional Library and Cottonwoods Extended […]

Announcing: New Professional Development Workshops for Artists

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ARTSCO has been busy this winter, designing and developing a stellar series of professional development workshops that will help you take your art and business to the next level. With support from the City of Kelowna, the first series of workshops is launching in April. We’re thrilled to be working with some of the Central […]

Arts on the Avenue – Applications Due May 24th

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Festivals Kelowna produces a funky one day, arts-focused, outdoor event celebrating and promoting our local artist community. 3 rd Annual Outdoor Visual Arts Event Thursday July 27, 2017 4pm to 10pm Bernard Ave (from Water to Ellis) Downtown Kelowna After two amazingly successful years– Arts on the Avenue is back for year three. This event […]

Announcing the Finalists for the 2017 Okanagan Arts Awards

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For the first time, to honour the incredible number of nominations for the 10th Annual Okanagan Arts Awards, we held a fun evening nominee event at The Forum Kelowna. Nominees met, mingled, we unveiled the awards that have been produced by Art Felt Collaborative and announced the finalists in each award category. We’re thrilled to […]

2017 Call for Nominations

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Nominations for the 10th Annual Okanagan Arts Awards will be open in Fall 2016. More information and tickets coming soon. Nominate an artist in the Central Okanagan for artistic excellence in: Visual Art: 2D/3D: drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, digital Dance: performer, performance, choreographer or company Theatre: producer, director, actor, specific production or company Music: singing, songwriting, performance (individuals, […]

Call for Art: Expressions of Death

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Last year, the Central Okanagan Hospice Association’s (COHA) Expressions of Death Community Art Show was seen by over 850 visitors and started a conversation about how art can communicate the challenging topic of dying, grief and life after. This year COHA is thrilled to announce that we will be holding Expressions of Death: personal journeys, […]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Downtown Gallery

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For Culture Days 2016 we see the downtown core becoming one big art gallery with art in the window of every store. This partnership between art and business will showcase many fine downtown establishments and the work of local artists.