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Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)

Twenty-five murals in Vernon tell the rich history of pioneering spirit, cattle ranchers and apple orchards, world wars and peace keeping, and First Nations and multiculturalism.

Walk the downtown streets and the stories are all around in paintings that cover the sides of buildings and run as long as a city block.

The Murals Project

Not only do the murals tell a story, but they are a story in themselves. Under the direction of lead artist Michelle Loughery, these works were completed by youth at risk as part of a government employment and life skills program. Most of the young people had no idea about art before they started, but the project changed many lives.

In a truly happy ending/great beginning story, two of the artists, Tyler Toews and Steven Skolka, have started a mural company of their own and were commissioned to complete the most recent work, Sovereign Lake.

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Headbones Gallery - Vernon

6700 Old Kamloops Rd
Vernon, British Columbia
V1H 1P8
Websitehttp://www.headbonesgallery.com
Toll-free
Phone250-542-8987

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!

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Armstrong/Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery - Armstrong

3415 Pleasant Valley Rd
Armstrong, British Columbia
V0E 1B0
Websitehttp://www.ArmstrongSpallMuseumArt.com
Toll-free
Phone250-546-8318

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".

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