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 […]

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 […]

Arts on the Avenue Spotlight Artist – Emmanuel “Zags” Aréizaga

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Emmanuel “Zags” Aréizaga is a young artist and animator based in Kelowna. Currently pursuing a career in Animation, Zags’ work is heavily influenced by the work of artists the likes of M.C. Escher and J.R.R. Tolkien. Mixing realism with fantastical settings and subjects, Zags’ passion for surrealism allows him to breathe life into his imaginative […]

We’re Turning Downtown Kelowna into an Art Gallery!

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Our Vision The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan would like to invite your downtown business to participate in its inaugural “Downtown Gallery” art installation project as part of the national Culture Days celebration on September 30th and October 1st and 2nd, 2016. Our vision for Culture Days 2016 is to make the downtown core […]

The Making of the 2016 Okanagan Arts Awards

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The 2016 Okanagan Arts Awards award sculptures were created through a collaborative art project between the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, the Cool Arts Society, and previous Okanagan Arts Awards winners and nominees. Under the direction of lead Artist Lucie Parent, the artists began the project by sketching out their ideas while reflecting on […]

Carmen Papalia’s “Blind Field Shuttle”

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Carmen Papalia’s “Blind Field Shuttle” has been described as an exploration of “the topic of access as it relates to public space, the Art institution, and visual culture” and on July 12th, the non-visual walking tour came to Kelowna. Papalia began the tour with a brief description of the goal of the project – to allow individuals […]

Carmen Papalia – Eyes-Closed Blind Field Shuttle, July 12

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Carmen Papalia designs experiences that invite those involved to expand their perceptual mobility and claim access to public and institutional spaces. Often requiring trust and closeness, these engagements disorient the participant and introduce new modes of orientation that allow for perceptual and sensorial discovery. Each walking tour, collaborative performance, public intervention, museum project and art […]

Meet Our New Summer Students!

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Programming Coordinator – Davis Kyle Hello! My name is Davis Kyle and I am the 2016 Programming Coordinator for ARTSCO. This fall I will become a second-year student in UVic’s Commerce program, transferring from UBC Okanagan. I have been very involved in the arts, having participated in RCM Grade 8 level voice and piano lessons, mainstage […]