Writings from the Wall – Elite After 6 – Cultivating a Live Music Audience

The Elite Restaurant has been kickin’ it at 340 Main St. Penticton since 1927. Brent Madsen and his mom Freda have held ground for the last ten years. A couple of years ago the creation of a Vinyl Night initiated Elite After 6 into an evening venue from Tues-Sat, 6pm-11pm. Since the spring of 2011, under the guidance of Buffy Marie MacIntosh, Elite After 6 has developed into an evening venue that utilizes the latest in social media and technology,... Read More

A Fabulous Find : an interview with Rio Branner, founder of Fabulous Finds Artisans and Collectors show

Photo by Jaclyn Herzog Last week, Brit Bachmann sat down with local artisan, Rio Branner to discuss community, cultural exchange, and the power of artist initiative.   oook: Tell me about the origin of Fabulous Finds. RB: I was an artisan doing shows in Vancouver and Victoria. When I moved to the Okanagan, shows were limited. A lot of the people I knew on the Coast were crafters and artisans, but there wasn’t the same community here. There... Read More

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