Art Galleries & Artists
Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)
Art in the Thompson Okanagan is diverse: explore cultural districts surrounded by lakefront scenery, sample artisan food and wine, and discover independent artists who work from home.
Artistic works range from First Nations pictographs in Hedley to modern contemporary classics at the award-winning Kamloops Art Gallery. Many large sculptures can be seen throughout the Okanagan "Cultural Corridor," a 200km/120mi section of the Okanagan Valley that runs from Enderby in the north to Osoyoos in the south.
Interested in jewellery making? Have a "hands-on" experience digging opals from Canada's first opal mine, located near Vernon, or buy a piece of jewellery made from this local treasure.
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1675 Hwy 3
Christina Lake, British Columbia
Christina Living Arts Centre is the region's newest & greenest facility. Solar & geothermal heating & cooling, LEED construction standards & earth-friendly materials make this building beautiful, inside & out. A Solar Aquatics System processes all waste on-site by natural means & Arts on3 Gallery featuring local and international artisans (glass blowing), gift shop, bistro & spectacular 3D floor mural & Story Pole makes this a fascinating stop to explore the area's rich recreational & cultural features. The Christina Lake Visitors Info Centre is also located inside. Facility (inside & out) available for conferences, reunions, meetings & weddings. Catering available. Located in the Nature Park, swimming close by.
495 Vancouver Ave
Penticton, British Columbia
A cultural tourism feast! Visit our B&B/Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, all under one roof, centrally located in Penticton, overlooking Okanagan Lake.
Lawrence sculpts steel & Kena creates mixed media 'wallart'. Perhaps you'll even discover a mosaic or two. Functional fun or just for fun, bright & colourful whimsy await your viewing pleasure. If we are not here, feel free to wander the sculpture garden. Open most days from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.
6700 Old Kamloops Rd
Vernon, British Columbia
Headbones Gallery is a great hit for the contemporary art seeker visiting the Okanagan Valley. Not only will the program of monthly exhibitions inspire, the uniquely designed building by Julie Oakes is sure to awe.
The gallery showcases drawing, painting and sculpture and features artists from across the region, Canada, USA and Europe. A second Drawer's gallery contains a diverse inventory of original fine art works on paper.
CAUTION: Art collectors risk being seduced by the desire to purchase certain works!
1315 Water St
Kelowna, British Columbia
Located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District, the Kelowna Art Gallery features 3 exhibition spaces, an inner courtyard and a hands-on activity area.
We also offer a variety of classes, workshops, art camps talks and events for people of all ages, while serving the Central Okanagan Valley with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, primarily showcasing contemporary Canadian artists.
Join us for Family Sundays from 1:00-4:00 pm while we explore a weekly theme with hands-on activities led by friendly artist-instructors. Another popular program is our "Free Admission Thursdays" from 3:00- 9:00 pm!
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3415 Pleasant Valley Rd
Armstrong, British Columbia
Armstrong/Spallumcheen Museum and Art Society operates a museum, archives and art gallery. This facility is open to the public by donation and makes available the artifacts, archival material and artwork of this region. The Society actively collects, organizes, houses, preserves and presents this material.
We have monthly art shows presenting artists of the North Okanagan from May through to the last week of November. The museum also operates a gift shop and contains books and postcards from the local area as well as work from local artisans.
In December we are open the last 3 weekends for the Christmas season and "Festival of Trees".
15600 Hwy 97
Summerland, British Columbia
Discover Okanagan wineries, restaurants, boutiques, studios and other fantastic places! Follow the Bead Trail and collect both a bead and the story at each location as you go.
Each business has it's own signature bead for you to find and collect. It's a fun and affordable way to get yourself a beautiful, unique piece of jewelry. Get started with a map and a bracelet at participating Okanagan Visitor Centres and businesses.
421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, British Columbia
Located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary visual & performing arts centre. We continually strive to improve the economic, cultural & social quality of life in the community by fostering the participation in & appreciation of the arts. As a world-class venue celebrating creative expression through diverse art forms & disciplines, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a unique City of Kelowna facility in which individuals of all ages & backgrounds can come together to share in the excitement of developing & strengthening art & culture in the Okanagan.