Members are the heart of the Arts Council! As a non-profit organization and registered charity, the Arts Council needs your support to provide programs and services that are critical to the vitality of providing, promoting, and supporting all aspects of arts and cultural activities in our community.
To learn more about local events, activities, festivals, art galleries, and arts and cultural organizations throughout the region, check out Events and Classes.
Home of the Arts Council’s administrative offices…….a facility delivering arts education for all ages and abilities, and providing space for artists to learn, connect, and show and sell their work.
The Arts Council of the North Okanagan and Tourism Vernon hosts an exciting one day Arts and Culture festival to kick off BC Culture Days. Come for this free day and celebrate the wealth of local arts and culture – September 23rd at Polson Park Vernon
Serving more than 30 diverse member groups and over 3000 individual and family members, the Arts Council strives to activate and enhance creativity & culture in Greater Vernon.
Arts & Culture Groups
Vernon has a vibrant arts and culture community ready to explore! Visual arts, music, performing arts and more – our Member Groups offer it all!
Vernon Community Arts Centre
Delivering art classes and workshops for all ages and abilities, the VCAC is a welcoming and fun place to be. Take a class, browse our member’s gallery, or shop for local art.
Enjoy the many benefits of membership such as class discounts and artist promotions. By registering as an individual or group, you make a difference and help us provide critical programming to our community!
Who We Are
The Arts Council of the North Okanagan is a registered charitable non-profit organization dedicated to enriching arts and culture in Greater Vernon and surrounding areas.
As an umbrella organization, we serve more than 30 diverse member groups, over 3000 individual and family members, and we operate the Vernon Community Arts Centre.
The Arts Council believes that access to arts and culture is essential to building healthy communities. We believe in the creative process, the value it brings to all learners, and we are committed to supporting the development of arts for all emerging and working artists, artists with varying abilities, audiences, and collectors. We strive for excellence in our practices as we provide support for our students, staff, and our community. Our advocacy for arts, culture, and professional development is reflected in all that we do. We value the leadership role that Arts Councils can play in their community.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) Peoples.
We recognize, honour and respect the presence of Indigenous people, past, present and future.
Thank you to the RDNO, BC Arts Council, BC Gaming and Government of Canada for their continual and enduring support.