Riot on the Roof 2020

The 12th Annual Riot on the Roof has gone virtual this year! The Vernon Public Art Gallery is keeping the event alive by switching to an online platform. You can expect a week of some great free video, performance, music, and film. It all happens Aug. 17 to 22 on www.riotontheroof.com. Also during the week, stop by the gallery to see a day and night projection installation. Then on August 22, the event will be wrapped up with a free live-streamed concert featuring Okanagan based artists Post Modern Connection, Mother Sun, and Justin J Moore. Check out the website and our social media to stay up to date.

Andrew Allen – onSTAGE Concert Series

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 - 33rd Street, Vernon, British Columbia

Andrew Allen - onSTAGE Concert Series - The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Andrew Allen for two live shows at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre (VDPAC) on Saturday, October 17th at 5:30pm and 8:00pm. With the audience seated cabaret-style right on the Performing Arts Centre’s main stage, our SPOTLIGHT OnSTAGE Concert Series allows for audiences to relax and enjoy a socially distanced concert in this popular and more intimate performance format. In keeping with COVID-19 regulations and restrictions, tables will be sold as a 2, 4 or 6 seat unit, placed safely 2m apart.

Please join us for this socially distanced, yet still intimate live show Andrew has developed specially for the VDPAC stage. Limited numbers of “first come” tickets for Andrew Allen 2 person table - $80, 4 person table - $150 , 6 person table - $210.

Call the Ticket Seller Box Office TODAY at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or log online to www.ticketseller.ca for tickets or more information.

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Artist Talk with Scott Bertram

Join us on January 28th from 6-8 pm for a virtual artist talk with current exhibiting artist Scott Bertram.

Bertram is a Comox-based artist who works primarily in painting and his current exhibition titled "We Cannot Say It Is there, And Yet We Cannot Say It Isn’t", features large-scale abstract paintings. During the artist talk, Bertram will go through the development of his work over the last 10+ years leading up to his current exhibition at the VPAG. So get cozy, grab a drink, and tune in on Thursday the 28th! Click for zoom link and other details.

Art in Diversification – Exhibit by Diana Gritten

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

Gallery Vertigo is proud to host Diana Gritten in the Judith Jurica Gallery for the month of February. You won't want to miss this, so stop by between Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4:00pm.

During this past year, we have all had to learn and adjust our lives in every possible way and continue to do so; to pivot, be brave, follow the protocols, stay home, and on and on. Diversify! As an artist, Diana’s creative world changed instantly and insurmountably with the pandemic. With disappointments came opportunities. Rather than letting herself dive into the depths of despair and end up at the bottom of a well of dirty paint water, she sat down with her journal. She wrote numerous pages of thoughts and feelings, trying to understand how to “get through” the darkness and back to the light.

“I offer this exhibit in great respect for art galleries, artists, art lovers, and everyone finding hope, peace, love and light through strength and creativity.” –Diana Gritten

FOCUS – Online Series

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly launches its new FOCUS Online Series. Stream artists, musicians, dancers and singers from the Okanagan Valley for FREE, every two weeks. 

Links available at 12am, every other Thursdays at ticketseller.ca Click on event for more details.

Kenneth Whyte – Climate Change

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

Gallery Vertigo is proud to host Kenn Whyte, their featured member for the the month of March.   

His exhibit titled “Climate Change” gives photographic evidence of the devastating effect of climate change on wildlife and the environment with a focus on the loss of wildlife. It contains key photographs of polar bears on an ice flow in the Hudson Strait and glaciers in Greenland, Iceland and Canada. Included is a photograph of the heat source used by the Inuit of Canada to contrast it with fossil fuel consumption today and its consequences. These photographs are supported by written briefs to support the theme of climate change and its causes and effects.

Gallery Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4:00pm.

FOCUS – Online Series

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society presents its new FOCUS Online Series, where you can stream artists, musicians, dancers and singers for FREE! The series features over 20 artists from the Okanagan Valley and you don't want to miss it! Stream different artists every two weeks. Click for more details.

FOCUS – Online Series

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society presents its new FOCUS Online Series, where you can stream artists, musicians, dancers and singers for FREE! The series features over 20 artists from the Okanagan Valley and you don't want to miss it! Stream different artists every two weeks. Click for more details.

FOCUS – Online Series

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society presents its new FOCUS Online Series, where you can stream artists, musicians, dancers and singers for FREE! The series features over 20 artists from the Okanagan Valley and you don't want to miss it! Stream different artists every two weeks. Click for more details.

EXSULTATE

This month, OSO celebrates the music of Mozart, one of the few ‘standard’ composers that can work with such a small orchestra.

Our all-Mozart program includes the overture from La Finta Giardiniera, the beloved Exsultate Jubilate (“Rejoice and Be Glad”) with soprano Kelly Coubrough of Salmon Arm, and Symphony No. 29, considered by some to be the finest of his early symphonies. 

Watch it all happen live from the comfort of your own home! Click on event for all the links.

$25

OSO – New Beginnings

To close out the OSO's season, they are featuring small chamber works for orchestra that celebrate birth, blossoms and renewal. It is an eclectic program that creates an overall shape of the movements of a big symphony in the moods and colours of each selection. Click event for more details.

$25