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Legacy of Hope – Traveling Exhibit

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is honoured to partner with School District 22 to bring a Legacy of Hope traveling exhibit to Vernon.

The exhibit is titled "Remembering, Honouring, & The Way Forward: 10 Years After the Residential School Apology." It was created to remember the Survivors who made it out of the schools, to honour those who did not, and to provide all Canadians with a unique opportunity to reflect on what Reconciliation means to them.

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CMHA Awakening the Spirit Art Show & Sale

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704A Highway 6, Vernon

The Vernon Community Arts Centre presents "Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale:".  Organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association, this exhibit is a celebration of the creative talents of people living with mental illness. It is a place for artists with lived experience with mental illness to showcase their work and it is a significant opportunity to educate the public about the lives, creativity, and abilities of individuals in our community who are affected by this often-stigmatized illness. There is no cost for admission.  Donations welcomed. Click on event for more details.

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Culture Days – 30 Day Celebration of Arts & Culture

Take part in Culture Days, a national celebration of Arts and Culture that runs September 24 to October 24th. The Arts Council of the North Okanagan has set up a local Hub to help you find events near you. 

Participate in art workshops, attend demonstrations, explore art exhibits, exchange works of art, and make your mark on a community art project. Learn about Vernon's history and local culture through heritage exhibits, film, and workshops and engage in activities that support truth and reconciliation.

Activities and events take place at various locations over 30 days.  All events are free, or pay as you may. ACNO's Cultural hub partners include the Vernon Community Arts Centre, the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives, Gallery Vertigo, the Vernon Public Art Gallery, and the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre.

This year's theme is Re-Imagine.  With a global pandemic impacting our creative community, we're grateful that people recognize how important the arts are to them.  The arts connect us, strengthen our community, and support our overall wellbeing. Our Arts in Action hub is a way to reconnect, re-engage and continue dialogue within a larger community on the importance of arts and culture. 

To learn about events happening in our area, visit our Hub.


The World is Our Stage

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon

Celebrate Armstrong's iconic Caravan Farm Theatre, one of the world’s most esteemed outdoor theatre companies. The opening of the exhibit will happen September 28th from 6:30-8:30 Greater Vernon Museum where you will find hand-crafted masks and other set pieces. During the opening you will be able to watch a special viewing of Niall McNeil’s documentary film "The Originals" which was filmed on location at the Caravan Farm Theatre in 2021.  

The exhibit will be on display throughout all of Culture Days, September 24 to October 24, 2021.


Beairsto Anti-Racism Project

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon

As a peaceful protest against the racist propaganda which was distributed around schools in the community in the fall of 2020, École Beairsto and the Vernon Public Art Gallery are excited to present a collaborative social justice project as a way to speak up against hate. Students created 715 self-portraits that form a rainbow mosaic of diversity that highlights the differences that make each one of us special.
Exhibition runs from July 29 – Oct 19, 2021. Click on event for more details.

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Fall Art Classes

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704A Highway 6, Vernon

The Vernon Community Arts Centre offers a variety of art classes and workshops for beginner, intermediate and professional artists.  Mediums include pottery, painting, drawing, fibre arts, printmaking, glass arts, bookbinding, mixed media, music and so much more!  Check out all the class listings on their website or click on the event to download the Fall Class Brochure.

BODIES OF WATER by Emerald Holt and Sam Neal

Gallery Vertigo 102-3105 28th Ave, Vernon

BODIES OF WATER is a 2-dimensional installation that uses a series of cyanotypes, an alternative process in photography, that are displayed with multi-channel sound to create a collective audio ambiance in the gallery. The show runs from September 7 to October 2, with an opening reception to be held on September 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4:00pm.

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