Riot on the Roof

“Riot on the Roof carves out a much needed space for youth to express and expose themselves to affordable and diverse art forms in Vernon.”

–Dauna Kennedy-Grant, VPAG Executive Director

Riot on the Roof is a night of alternative art aimed at engaging young people aged 16 to 25 in the arts and cultural sector in our community. The event is celebrating its 6th year and will take place on top of the Downtown Vernon Parkade at 7pm on Saturday, August 23rd. Tickets are only $10.00 and can be purchased at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, on our website (, or at Bean Scene.

“Every year Riot on the Roof changes and develops, offering new and exciting ways to showcase local talent and inspire youth to get involved with art in our community. Last year, Riot on the Roof was enjoyed by upwards of six hundred people and I look forward to seeing a great turnout again this year!”

–Dauna Kennedy-Grant, VPAG Executive Director

This year’s Riot on the Roof will feature two stages of live music, graffiti artists, installation art, live painting, chalk art, spoken word poetry, break dancing, and much more! You can participate in events leading up to Riot on the Roof through contributing to our 1st annual Camera Phone Photography Contest, or by coming to the Downtown Avenue Market on Friday, August 15 for the ‘Take Part in Street Art’ event.

Find out more about Riot on the Roof and ways that you can get involved by checking us out on Facebook (, Twitter (@riot_ontheroof), Instagram (@riot_ontheroof), or on the Vernon Public Art Gallery website (

This year’s VPAG Youth Ambassadors Kevin Robertson and Nikita Gush are the organizers of the 6th Annual Riot on the Roof. Together with creative ideas and some hard work they are brining togther all the elements to produce a spectacular event!


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