Activating Creativity

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.

Bringing Together Our Creative Community

To learn more about local events, activities, festivals, art galleries, and arts and cultural organizations throughout the region, check out Events and Classes.

Vernon Community Arts Centre

Delivering arts education for all ages and abilities, and providing space for artists to learn, connect, and show and sell their work.

About Us

We serve more than 30 diverse member groups and over 3000 individual and family members

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 The Vernon Community Arts Centre

Art classes for all ages and abilities, drop in studios, local art and art supplies. The Arts Centre has something for everyone! 

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Events & Classes

From outdoor concerts and festivals to indoor art classes and exhibitis, Vernon has a vibrant arts and culture community to explore!

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 Register as an individual or a group, and start reaping the benefits today!

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Who We Are

The ACNO believes that access to arts and culture is essential to building healthy communities. We believe in the creative process and the value it brings to all learners. 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 support for arts, culture, and professional development is reflected in our policies, practices, and programs. We value the leadership role that Arts Councils can play in their community.

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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.

Funding Partners

Thank you to the RDNO, BC Arts Council, BC Gaming and Government of Canada for their continual and enduring support.