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Downtown Gallery is back for Culture Days 2017!

ARTSCO is teaming up with local businesses in Downtown Kelowna to transform the Cultural District into one huge, beautiful, public art gallery! Artwork will be featured in the windows and on walls of the stores that line Bernard Avenue and the surrounding area. Shoppers, tourists, and residents will encounter the streets of Kelowna in a new way, creating a unique cultural experience for the public.

This year, Downtown Gallery will run for a full two weeks from September 23rd to October 7th, to leave plenty of time for art sales and for return visits.

It will coincide with the national Culture Days celebration which takes place on September 29, 30 & October 1.

Through this program, artist participants will be able to develop relationships with local businesses and showcase their work in high-traffic locations.


Application Requirements: 

Deadline: August 21st, 2017 

  •  Your Contact Details – email, phone number and address
  • Images of up to 3 art pieces 
      • Properly framed or otherwise finished for display on an easel
      • Available between September 23rd and October 7th
    • SIZE REQUIREMENTS: 12″ – 36″, predominately looking for 2D artwork of medium size and scale (12″ – 36″). We also have a few select locations available for sculpture
    • LABEL IMAGES – make your name and the title of the piece the file name.                                                                           EX: OkanaganSunshine_EmilyCarr.jpg 
  • Image List
    • Include the title, dimension, medium, year and price of each artwork
    • Send as a Word Document
  •  Your Biography  
    • Include history of exhibitions, workshops, any and all relevant artistic pursuits and professional experience.
    • 1 page maximum
    • Write in third person
    • Send as a Word Document
  • Artist Statement
    • Describe your artistic approach, medium, technique, history, themes, etc.
    • Write in third person
    • Send as a Word Document
  • ARTSCO Membership – Artists must be ARTSCO Members to participate. Sign up here to participate in the Downtown Gallery


Email submissions to Victoria at [email protected] 

Deadline: August 21st, 2017 


Selection Process:

1st Round – Artists will be accepted to this program on the strength of their work.

2nd Round – Businesses will choose the work they would like to display in their business.