“Photographing Lake Country” A new exhibition in the FINA gallery at UBCO

The Lake Country Art Gallery is proud to present  “Photographing Lake Country” a new exhibition resulting from The Lake Country Art Gallery’s first ever summer camp! The Lake Country Art Gallery’s summer camp consisted of young residents of Lake Country ranging from seven to thirteen years old. The kids were set loose in the community in a series of facilitated photo-field trips in and around Lake Country. These field trips allowed the... Read More

“Photographing Lake Country” PHOTO CAMP

The Lake Country Art Gallery is pleased to be offering a very special summer camp for youth this July called: “Photographing Lake Country”. The week-long camp is open for youth between the ages of 8 and 14 and commences July 9th. Camp hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Participants will receive instruction on the basics of photography and other associated mediums, in between different field trips to explore diverse sections of the... Read More

SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY- the oook gift guide 2.0 (we found a few more)

oook is a big supporter of our local artists and artisans. So with the Christmas season officially on the horizon, we thought that we would help you find where all to get great LOCALLY made gifts and art made by Okanagan Artists.  We’ve learned about a few more spots for great locally made artistic gifts, so here’s the updated listed.   North – Vernon & Area   Okanagan Artisans – Show & Sale – Nov... Read More

Jim Kalnin’s new work up at the Kelowna Art Gallery’s YLW satellite space

  Jim Kalnin is an artist based who lives in Oyama. He’s shown all over the valley – the Vernon Art Gallery, Penticton Art Gallery, Headbones Gallery and the Kelowna Art Gallery. He also devotes a lot of his time to the Lake Country Art Gallery, where he was the curator up until this past September. His most recent curatorial effort was the Diversity in Drawing show, co-curated with Vernon artist Destanne Norris, which featured nine... Read More

Lake Country ArtWalk – an art event not to be missed!

Recently oook contributors Heather Leier and Katie Brennan teamed up to get a better look at the 17th Annual Art Walk in Lake Country. Heather: Having never been to ArtWalk myself, it is my sole mission to do so on September 11th. Every year, thousands of people descend upon Lake Country to take in, from what I hear, is a not to miss gathering of local and regional visual artists. For just a toonie, viewers are able to explore the Lake Country Community... Read More

Another Gallery You May Not Know About…

Growing up in the Okanagan with little sense of direction, I knew I was in downtown Kelowna if I saw “the sails,” the giant peach meant we were in Penticton, and Lake Country was marked by the cow on the top of “that building” below the Highway. Nowadays I don’t need these landmarks to know where I am, but nonetheless, I miss that cow in Lake Country. As it turns out, the cow was the mascot of the meat shop that was under... Read More