Activities abound at Kelowna Art Gallery for Culture Days celebrations


Make sure your celebration of Culture Days this weekend includes a visit to the Kelowna Art Gallery. On Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 10 am to 5 pm, the Gallery opens its doors to the public for a full day of free indoor and outdoor art activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and guided exhibition tours. Everyone is welcome!

Join us this year for a cubist-inspired series of indoor and outdoor art activities. Come down and paint a mural, or draw a cube-y, wacky still life at the easel! Fold an origami bouquet, build an outlandish structure out of everyday materials, or paint your own face, Picasso-style! Instructors will be on hand to help guide participants through the activities.

In partnership with Cool Arts Society, a yarn bombing, of the Arts Common Space, located between the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Rotary Centre for the Arts, will take place from 11 am to 3 pm. Yarn bombing is a public art phenomenon, practiced around the globe. Join in as we transform the trees with knitted, crocheted, and woven cozies.

Visitors will be offered behind-the-scenes tours of our permanent collection storage area and will interact with curatorial staff. This area is generally off limits to the public so it will be a fascinating look at what goes on at a Gallery beyond the exhibitions. Tours begin at 11:30 am, and continue once an hour on the half-hour until 2:30 pm.

Guided exhibition tours of two of the four captivating exhibitions on view will be offered starting at 11 am, continuing on the hour until 3 pm. Visitors will join a knowledgeable guide to explore the gigantic works in Douglas Walker: Other Worlds and view the 3-D photographs in Stephen Foster: Re-Mediating Curtis: Toy Portraits.

The Okanagan Life Celebration of Photography display will showcase photographs selected fromOkanagan Lifes archives as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations throughout the Okanagan. Since 1988, Okanagan Life photographers have captured the essence of the lifestyle in the Okanagan Valley, showcased cultural, community and business leaders, and documented milestones – such as the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Fire. Photographers will be on hand to share the stories behind the iconic images they captured.

The Kelowna Art Gallery is also participating in the Culture Crawl Kelowna, which takes place from 6 to 10 pm, on Friday, September 27, 2013. Admission to the Gallery will be free. More information can be found online at

The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water Street in downtown Kelowna. For more information about current exhibitions, public programming or special events, please visit the Kelowna Art Gallery online at or call 250-762-2226.

For more information please contact: 

Joshua Desnoyers, Marketing and Events Coordinator
Kelowna Art Gallery
250-762-2226 x 305

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