Not the Indian Princess You Expected

Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Not The Indian Princess You Expected exhibits parts of interdisciplinary artist, Mariel Belanger’s private collection of original artwork and display items.

Belanger is a syilx interdisciplinary performance artist who has devised a life “of the land” with self-directed digital performance art as a way to revise history. A 2022 SSHRC doctoral scholarship recipient, Belanger’s lived experience impacts her studies as a student at Queen’s University. Following in her syilx grandmother’s footprints, Belanger weaves community-driven, land-based artistic knowledge and practice into projects and stories of caring for the land and maintaining matrilineal relationships.

The Gallery exhibit will shift and change with the seasons throughout 2022 and 2023. 

Transport Through Summer

Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

From horse to carriage, dug-out canoe to motorboat, roller-skates to skateboard, with every journey we take, we are transported through space and time. MAV’s entrance gallery features some of the most popular forms of summer transportation, whether for travel or recreation, including a newly dedicated traditional syilx dug-out canoe, a full-sized horse-drawn coach, a very well-worn skateboard deck, and the flattest, widest wooden water skis we’ve ever seen. 

The Summer Transportation Exhibit will be on display from July to September 2022. 

Photography Exhibit & Gala Night

The Grand House of Photography #100, 3105 28 Avenue, Vernon, BC

The Grand House of Photography presents its 2nd Gala Night Show: 7:00-9:00 pm on Friday August 12th, showcasing a great selection of over 40 Fine Art Photography prints in Vernon’s newest downtown gallery, 3105 29th Ave (right next to Gallery Vertigo). Ten local Okanagan photographers will be on hand for a special meet & greet. Artists include Steve Austin, Michael & Lin Breakey, Kristina Richardson, Stephanie Alexandra.  Richard Hues, Tom Skinner, Greg Reely, Gary Nylander, and Val Schaffer.

Do you have a photography question on how to point and shoot and take better pictures? Please bring your own camera and take advantage of our two photography studios to shoot some live models with your camera and professional lighting. Limited edition fine art photography prints will be available to purchase and signed by the artist, with a story behind each print. 

Wine will be available. Vernon, Friday night out with wine in hand at the social event of the summer.  This exhibit will run all August through the long weekend. Closed Sundays.

Mild Mild West – by Dunce Art

Gallery Vertigo 102-3105 28th Ave, Vernon, British Columbia

‘Mild Mild West’ is an ongoing series of mixed media artwork by Dylan Johnston who goes by the moniker ‘Dunce’. The goal of the series is to blur the lines between street art and fine art with an innovative and experimental mixed media style.  The exhibit will run from August 2 - 27, 2022.

Dunce takes the defining elements from his street art background: spray paint, stencils and wheat paste that would typically be seen outdoors and brings them into a new setting, combining them with an array of nostalgic mixed media to give new life to the forgotten old west. His artwork both romanticizes and critiques the wild west cliches. By removing the subject from its original context, the audience will have the opportunity to see the sentimental images in a new light. The individual works showcase an era of western cliches from damsels in distress and saloon girls to whiskey drinking outlaws who save the day and ride off into the sunset.

Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4pm.

By Donation

Monday Night at the Arts: Maiden

The Towne Theatre 2910 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC

Brought to you by the Okanagan Screen Arts Society, Monday Night at the Arts is a fun evening with tasteful live jazz guitar, wine and social time in the lobby of the Towne Theatre, followed by our featured film which begins with a short, informative introduction.
Showtimes: 2:45 5:15 7:45 | Live music prior to the 5:15 film. Wine bar.
Click on event to see upcoming shows:

$7 – $9
Recurring

Historic Downtown Mural Tours

Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Join knowledgeable and entertaining guides and storytellers for a walk around downtown Vernon and a chance to find out some of the stories, history – and mysteries! – behind the city's many murals. These tours will help you discover all the places and ways our past meets our present. Tours run Tuesday evenings at 6pm and Friday mornings at 9am, and run approximately 1.5 hours. Click on event for more details and to book your tickets.

Recurring

Historic Downtown Mural Tours

Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Join knowledgeable and entertaining guides and storytellers for a walk around downtown Vernon and a chance to find out some of the stories, history – and mysteries! – behind the city's many murals. These tours will help you discover all the places and ways our past meets our present. Tours run Tuesday evenings at 6pm and Friday mornings at 9am, and run approximately 1.5 hours. Click on event for more details and to book your tickets.

Kalamalka Weavers and Spinners – Monthly Meeting

Vernon Library (ORL) 2800 30th Ave, Vernon, British Columbia

New Guests Welcome!

Join the Kalamalka Weavers and Spinners for their monthly meeting and learn more about this diverse and interesting craft.  The next KWS Guild meeting will be on Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30 p.m. It will be a short business meeting, followed by Show and Tell. Meet will be held at the Vernon Library in the meeting room downstairs.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be following any required Covid protocols that may be in place at the library, and we will endeavour to have a zoom set-up for those who are unable to meet in person.

If you have questions or would like more information, please email [email protected]

Monday Night at the Arts: Marvelous and the Black Hole

The Towne Theatre 2910 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC

Brought to you by the Okanagan Screen Arts Society, Monday Night at the Arts is a fun evening with tasteful live jazz guitar, wine and social time in the lobby of the Towne Theatre, followed by our featured film which begins with a short, informative introduction.
Showtimes: 2:45 5:15 7:45 | Live music prior to the 5:15 film. Wine bar.
Click on event to see upcoming shows:

$7 – $9