ART & ACOUSTICS
Every year, the Vernon Community Arts Centre holds its annual Art & Acoustics fundraiser during the month of April. This is a unique event that blends live music with original artwork. The event kicks off with a concert by a local musician or band. The music is complemented by a wide variety of original art pieces for sale in the Art Centre lobby, all generously donated by local artists. Art pieces include pottery, glass work, paintings, and more! The event in 2018 was a huge success and featured the musical talent of Lowell Friesen and Jayme McKillop.
The Arts Council of the North Okanagan is excited and honoured to present its annual fundraiser, “Artsolutely.” Artsolutely is an annual shopping extravaganza and Vernon’s one-stop shop for fun and unique hand-made Christmas gifts. Featuring the Okanagan’s best artists selling their finest wares in different mediums such as paintings, drawings, glass, fibre, jewellery, ornaments, pottery, woodcarvings, natural products, and more! This fundraiser enriches the arts centre and the community, with the displays and works continually growing more elaborate and exciting.
With Christmas around the corner, it’s the time of year where everyone is thinking of what to give important people in their lives, and everyone is struggling to find that perfect gift. Patricia Doyle, operator of Bella Vista Glass, believes in the good feelings produced from “buying art created by someone, rather than something,” and the positive effects this has on our local economy. “When you support a local artist, you are not only giving back to your community, but you are also participating in a simple act of goodwill, which is something everyone wants to feel, especially this time of year.” Artsolutely is constantly changing and growing, establishing itself as a place known for its high-quality works of art, it’s warm, inviting atmosphere, and a place where some of the most talented artists in the North Okanagan come together.
Open from December 1 to December 24
December 24th open 9:00am-12:00pm