We’re Shifting Our Focus

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The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is adapting many of our programs to an online format to better serve our community.

Open house on Feb 25! Open to the public and wait… there’s art, wine and jazz!

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The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan welcomes you to an open house! We are celebrating the 30 artists currently featured in our members only exhibition, WE ARE THE OKANAGAN. Please come join us from 5:30 – 8:30PM @ the Rotary Centre for the Arts. We are proud to be supported by the Rotary Centre […]

MEDIA RELEASE: New Executive Director

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For Immediate Release November 14, 2019 Arts Council of the Central Okanagan Announces New Executive Director The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is pleased to introduce their new Executive Director, Kirsteen McCulloch. Born and raised in Kelowna, Kirsteen recently returned to the Okanagan after many years in the lower mainland as a director of […]

Volunteer With Us!

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Current Volunteer Opportunities: Artscape Exhibition Crew – year round The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (Artsco) operates the Artscape Community Exhibition program that rotates exhibitions of artwork created by local artist through 9 locations including the Kelowna Community Theatre, the Downtown Kelowna, Mission and Rutland branches of the Okanagan Regional Library and Cottonwoods Extended […]

Announcing: New Professional Development Workshops for Artists

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ARTSCO has been busy this winter, designing and developing a stellar series of professional development workshops that will help you take your art and business to the next level. With support from the City of Kelowna, the first series of workshops is launching in April. We’re thrilled to be working with some of the Central […]

Arts on the Avenue – Applications Due May 24th

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Festivals Kelowna produces a funky one day, arts-focused, outdoor event celebrating and promoting our local artist community. 3 rd Annual Outdoor Visual Arts Event Thursday July 27, 2017 4pm to 10pm Bernard Ave (from Water to Ellis) Downtown Kelowna After two amazingly successful years– Arts on the Avenue is back for year three. This event […]

Announcing the Finalists for the 2017 Okanagan Arts Awards

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For the first time, to honour the incredible number of nominations for the 10th Annual Okanagan Arts Awards, we held a fun evening nominee event at The Forum Kelowna. Nominees met, mingled, we unveiled the awards that have been produced by Art Felt Collaborative and announced the finalists in each award category. We’re thrilled to […]

2017 Call for Nominations

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Nominations for the 10th Annual Okanagan Arts Awards will be open in Fall 2016. More information and tickets coming soon. Nominate an artist in the Central Okanagan for artistic excellence in: Visual Art: 2D/3D: drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, digital Dance: performer, performance, choreographer or company Theatre: producer, director, actor, specific production or company Music: singing, songwriting, performance (individuals, […]

Call for Art: Expressions of Death

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Last year, the Central Okanagan Hospice Association’s (COHA) Expressions of Death Community Art Show was seen by over 850 visitors and started a conversation about how art can communicate the challenging topic of dying, grief and life after. This year COHA is thrilled to announce that we will be holding Expressions of Death: personal journeys, […]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Downtown Gallery

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For Culture Days 2016 we see the downtown core becoming one big art gallery with art in the window of every store. This partnership between art and business will showcase many fine downtown establishments and the work of local artists.

Alternator Centre for the Contemporary Arts

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Artscape Exhibition

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This program has been in place since 1995, and its goal is to provide local professional and emerging artists with special exhibitions, high profile showcase locations, and marketing opportunities. Artists will be given the opportunity to exhibit their work in one of eight locations throughout Kelowna – The Kelowna Community Theatre, The Kelowna Main Library, […]

ARTSCO collaborating with COHA to bring you two great workshops

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  Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA) in partnership with the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) are pleased to present two workshops, painting and poetry, that explore personal journeys through death and grief. These workshops accompany the art exhibition “Expression of Death: Personal Journeys” at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art Oct 26th – […]