Following The North Okanagan Express, our early September Digest featuring the artistic venues in and around Vernon, we continue southwards through Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland.
Kissing the shores of Lake Okanagan, these cultural enterprises represent a unique creative spirit, infused with relaxed Okanagan ambiance. From visual, performance and literary arts, the collective approach of these groups nurtures the artistic community throughout the valley. Perfect for a quick getaway or an immersive experience, these groups offer the very best in Okanagan hospitality and artistic exploration.
The Lake Country Art Gallery informs and builds community through enriching and sometimes challenging art exhibitions. They offer diverse and inclusive programming, giving space to artists with varied artistic practices. The Gallery promotes accessibility, focused on being a strong, contemporary voice for the community. Events, workshops and activities for all ages and abilities are offered at the ArtHouse, where you can also visit artists at work in their studios.
Bonnie Anderson, well-known artist and owner of Potters Addict Ceramic Art Centre, teaches pottery to children, youth & student groups, adults and seniors. Her love of pottery is most vividly shown in her hand-built clay creations which are finished in the ancient method of Raku. All her clay works, sculptures and paintings are manufactured and sold in the studio gallery. At Potter's Addict, students can learn a wide variety of techniques, including pottery wheel, sculpture and art therapy courses.
Open year round, A View To Remember provides a gateway to Okanagan Wine Country. Visitors can experience 11 wineries just a short drive away or enjoy the walk to many within the neighbourhood. Three beautifully detailed and spotless suites are available via a dedicated guest entrance on a separate level of the home. Start your day with a delicious homemade breakfast served on the private deck or garden. They are Gold rated as a certified Sustainable Tourism Accommodation site.
Through arts events, unique partnerships and fundraising with local charitable organizations, Grizzli Winery aims to create exceptional memories that are distinctive to the Okanagan. Their portfolio of wines highlights the unique characteristics of the region. Each vintage is crafted with exceptional precision and care, from a combination of traditional and newly inspired winemaking methods. In response to the pandemic, Grizzli have partnered with the Central Okanagan Food Bank to donate 20% of their sales plus free shipping on orders of over six bottles.
Established in 1997, the Peachland Arts Council plays an important role in the cultural and economic development of the city. The Peachland Art Gallery is located within the Peachland Historic School, hosting exhibitions from both recreational and professional artists from around the Okanagan. The mandate of the PAC is to stimulate, develop, and encourage all forms of art (literary, visual, and performing) in the beautiful surroundings of the Okanagan community.
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