Events Calendar

The ACNO calendar displays upcoming events from our arts and culture group members. To add your group’s event to our calendar, please send event details directly to info@acno.ca! Thank you.

Jun
1
Fri
Awakening the Spirit – Art Show & Sale @ Vernon Community Arts Centre
Jun 1 – Jun 27 all-day
Awakening the Spirit - Art Show & Sale @ Vernon Community Arts Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

The Canadian Mental Health Association and the Mental Illness Family Support Centre are proud to host the 15th Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show & Sale. We are celebrating the creative talents of people living with mental illness. Art has a therapeutic quality that has proven to benefit the mental health of individuals. Artwork on display is from those living with mental illness who have used art to positively improve their mental health.

Through art and creativity we hope to break down some of the barriers and stigma surrounding mental health and mental illness. We encourage everyone to come down and view the amazing work of our local artists. Artwork is available to purchase.

When: June 1, 2018 – June 27, 2018,

Where: Vernon Arts Centre – 2704A Hwy 6, Vernon, BC V1T 5G5

Viewing hours: Mondays – Thursdays 9am – 9pm, Fridays 9am – 5pm, Saturdays 9am – 4:30pm

For more information please contact Marie-France  250-542-3114

Jun
15
Fri
Downtown Vernon Mural Tours @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am
Downtown Vernon Mural Tours @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Join Vernon Museum Education Coordinator Gabriel Newman as he walks you through downtown Vernon sharing anecdotes and history that inspired Vernon’s outdoor art gallery. From murals depicting the world wars, to the beautiful pottery of Axel Ebring, the Okanagan Indian Band, cowboys and multiculturalism, over 28 different murals are found in the downtown core. These works of art created by a collaboration of artists depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that have made Vernon what it is today.

Tours leave from the steps of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives (GVMA), 3009-32nd Ave., Tuesdays and Fridays at 9am, June 1st to September 28th. Limited to 20 per tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.ca or at the door for $5.00 cash only please.

The Downtown Mural Tours are presented by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives in partnership with the Downton Vernon Association (DVA).

For more information contact the DVA at 250-542-5851, info@downtownvernon.com or the GVMA at 250-542-3142, mail@vernonmuseum.ca.

Jun
16
Sat
VCAC at the Sunshine Festival @ Downtown Vernon
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
VCAC at the Sunshine Festival @ Downtown Vernon | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Come visit the Vernon Community Arts Centre’s booth at the 24th Annual Sunshine Festival on Saturday, June 16 from 9am – 5pm. We’ll have a wheel throwing demo, a variety of kids art projects on the go, and information about all of our exciting summer classes and art camps! The Sunshine Festival is the North Okanagan’s largest street festival, taking over the entirety of 30th Ave. We can’t wait to see you there!!

Jun
19
Tue
Downtown Vernon Mural Tours @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am
Downtown Vernon Mural Tours @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Join Vernon Museum Education Coordinator Gabriel Newman as he walks you through downtown Vernon sharing anecdotes and history that inspired Vernon’s outdoor art gallery. From murals depicting the world wars, to the beautiful pottery of Axel Ebring, the Okanagan Indian Band, cowboys and multiculturalism, over 28 different murals are found in the downtown core. These works of art created by a collaboration of artists depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that have made Vernon what it is today.

Tours leave from the steps of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives (GVMA), 3009-32nd Ave., Tuesdays and Fridays at 9am, June 1st to September 28th. Limited to 20 per tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.ca or at the door for $5.00 cash only please.

The Downtown Mural Tours are presented by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives in partnership with the Downton Vernon Association (DVA).

For more information contact the DVA at 250-542-5851, info@downtownvernon.com or the GVMA at 250-542-3142, mail@vernonmuseum.ca.

Jun
20
Wed
GUSH! Reading & Anthology Book Launch @ Caetani Cultural Centre
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times (Frontenac House) features the new works of more than 100 writers, including a handful from the Okanagan, as well as several classic pieces of menstruation writing in Canada—sparking pivotal and even political conversations about this central female process, again or for the first time. Local writers Natalie Appleton, Kerry Gilbert and Laisha Rosnau, along with Interior writers Ruth Daniell, Karen Klassen and Erin Mouré will read their GUSH works at this launch event being held at the Caetani Cultural Centre June 20. As part of a casual, conversational reading circle format, members of the community are also invited to read their own menstruation writing or writing from the anthology.
There will be a cash bar.

Jun
22
Fri
Downtown Vernon Mural Tours @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am
Downtown Vernon Mural Tours @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Join Vernon Museum Education Coordinator Gabriel Newman as he walks you through downtown Vernon sharing anecdotes and history that inspired Vernon’s outdoor art gallery. From murals depicting the world wars, to the beautiful pottery of Axel Ebring, the Okanagan Indian Band, cowboys and multiculturalism, over 28 different murals are found in the downtown core. These works of art created by a collaboration of artists depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that have made Vernon what it is today.

Tours leave from the steps of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives (GVMA), 3009-32nd Ave., Tuesdays and Fridays at 9am, June 1st to September 28th. Limited to 20 per tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.ca or at the door for $5.00 cash only please.

The Downtown Mural Tours are presented by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives in partnership with the Downton Vernon Association (DVA).

For more information contact the DVA at 250-542-5851, info@downtownvernon.com or the GVMA at 250-542-3142, mail@vernonmuseum.ca.

Jun
24
Sun
Benefit Concert for Anglican Hall Fund @ All Saints Anglican Church
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm

June 24, 3:00  Benefit concert for Anglican Hall Fund by Devon L. Muhlert, multi-instrumentalist & composer, with Jim Leonard.

Songs to Light the Way–classical guitar, flute extravaganza, jazz sax, vocal trio and more… at All Saints’ Anglican Church.  Entry by donation.

Jun
25
Mon
Ballads, Bob Dylan and Beyond: The Music Of Literature @ Caetani Cultural Centre
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm – show starts at 7:00 pm
Admission by Donation

The musical duo of John Lent and Mark Nishihara join with author Tom Wayman in a presentation that celebrates the interconnectedness of the literary and musical arts. Their performance was originally developed in support of Wayman’s 2017 collection of poems about music, Helpless Angels. That volume, among its other concerns, muses on Wayman’s generation being the first in human history to be able to listen to any music they want, any time they want, any place they want. Lent and Nishihara recap some songs important to that generation, as well as the best of Lent’s own tunes from his start as a performer to the 21st Century

Jun
26
Tue
Downtown Vernon Mural Tours @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am
Downtown Vernon Mural Tours @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Join Vernon Museum Education Coordinator Gabriel Newman as he walks you through downtown Vernon sharing anecdotes and history that inspired Vernon’s outdoor art gallery. From murals depicting the world wars, to the beautiful pottery of Axel Ebring, the Okanagan Indian Band, cowboys and multiculturalism, over 28 different murals are found in the downtown core. These works of art created by a collaboration of artists depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that have made Vernon what it is today.

Tours leave from the steps of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives (GVMA), 3009-32nd Ave., Tuesdays and Fridays at 9am, June 1st to September 28th. Limited to 20 per tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.ca or at the door for $5.00 cash only please.

The Downtown Mural Tours are presented by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives in partnership with the Downton Vernon Association (DVA).

For more information contact the DVA at 250-542-5851, info@downtownvernon.com or the GVMA at 250-542-3142, mail@vernonmuseum.ca.

Caroline Clerc Artist Talk & Reception @ Caetani Cultural Centre
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Caetani Cultural Centre and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre are pleased to co-host an artist talk and exhibition by visiting Los Angeles photographer Caroline Clerc on Tuesday, June 26, from 7 – 9 pm at the Caetani Cultural Centre. For the past two months, Caroline has been visiting favourite places throughout the North Okanagan and Interior, often suggested by locals, to document and gather images for her project as part of the Fresh! AIR art and environment program.

This will be the first exhibition in the newly upgraded public space in the Caetani house. The house has been under construction for most of the winter for the installation of a new sprinkler system, new heating and cooling systems, and upgraded electrical as part of it’s ongoing Open House Project.

The artist has utilized the space within the main floor of the historic house to play upon her title, “From things that came before…”to construct an installation that explores ideas about the archive and display.

Empty exhibition cabinets and construction materials found within the Caetani Centre Salone area are reconfigured and paired with photographs of taxidermy from the Allen Brooks Nature Centre. These static containers are combined with constructed photographs of landscapes in a state of transition. The exhibition problematizes the act of looking and disrupts the idea of understanding one’s relationship to the environment or to nature. These displays are not what they should be. In this work, looking, seeing, and understanding are not constants, rather, they are constantly shifting.

The exhibition installation will take place in the historic Salone area, located on the main floor of the Caetani Cultural Centre, and will run for three days only from June 26 – June 29, from 9 am – 4:30 pm daily. The event is free of charge, and the public is welcome.
Caroline’s exhibit will be open to the public Wednesday, June 27 to Friday June, 29 from 9 am to 4:30 pm in the Caetani Centre Salon.

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