Arts Rising
Evolving Together.
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Free Events

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REIMAGINE STREET ART

Sept 21st - 24th Various times and locations
Sept 24th 3 - 5pm Meet the Artist Walking Tour

CLICK HERE FOR LOCATION AND ARTIST INFORMATION PDF


Reimagine is back in Penticton in a big way. Thanks to our many generous donors and building owners, we are proud to bring talented artists to decorate our city streets. Artists will be at work all weekend long with a videography and photographer on duty.
•749 Main Street, Sunrise Pharmacy - Sponsors: Joelle Mbamy & Donna Mbamy-Conci
•333 Main Street/Mike’s Pawnbrokers - Sponsors: Telus & Mike Schyrbiak
•215 Winnipeg Street/People’s Craft House - Sponsors: Jason Cox

 

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GYRO SPYRO

Sept 23rd 10am - 5pm
Sept 24th 9am - 2pm @ Gyro Park
Penticton's famous outdoor venue will be alive with art of all kinds, including live music, during our First Annual Arts Rising. Partnering up with the Kidney Foundation on Sunday, we are happy to delve into the possibilities of healing through art. 
SATURDAY 23rd: Beer Garden  • Arts Market • Allen Markin  •  Simon Kempston Misty Knoll & Wendy Goudie • Daryl O’Neill • Kym Gouchie  • Timbre Wolves  •Feelin’ the Beat with Jake Evans
•Box City presented by Landform Architects
SUNDAY 24th:  Qi Gong • Zumba Warm Up
• Kidney Walk and Sculpture Tour • Nankama Interactive Rhythm Circle  • Healing Power of Art
•Paint In with Little Long and DJ Wolf

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ARTS RISING HQ and YOUTH POP-UP GALLERY

Open 10am - 8pm sept 21st - 24th @ 456 Main st
For all your Arts Rising questions and concerns, we will have our pop-up youth gallery also function as a merch, ticket purchase, and question booth, as well as a venue for workshops and musical acts as they "appear" throughout the day. Come check out all the youth entries into our call to artists, put on by the YES Penticton Youth Project.

WORKSHOPS:
Sept 22nd-24th Various Times @ 456 Main St
 Information available on Eventbrite and Festival Program

Tickets $5 SUGGESTED DONATION HERE 
and program HERE
*NOTE: Youth are our future. Any youth under age 18 who would like to participate in the workshops but are short on funds are welcome to join for free. Contact us HERE to pre register for any of the workshops, or during the festival, the Arts Rising HQ staff will assist you @ 456 Main St

Youth, tweens, teens, and seniors, there is something for everyone! Including:
•  Feelin’ the Beat Hip Hop Dance Workshops Ages 5-6, 7-9, 10+  
• Theatre Improv Workshop with Peach Gravy Theatre
• Trisha Highley Compassion Flag Workshop
• Art and Soul Workshop with Nettie Steuernagel of Something Blue Photography* **
*Inspired by the popular Paint Nights that have popped up all over, Art and Soul is a fun way to interact with and meet other artists in the community and be creative at the same time. Aspiring artists come together and follow the easy instructions from a local artist, and are encouraged to infuse their creation with their own ideas. Supplies and refreshments are provided.
**These sessions are free, however there is a limit of 20 people per session, so call 250-328-8902 to sign up and reserve your spot. 

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DORIAN GOODWIN at CANNERY BREWING

Sept. 23rd from 3-5pm @ Cannery Brewing

Dorian Goodwin plays low, funky groove in the background of your mind to get your toes tapping and your throat humming. Come have a brew and listen to some tunes!

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ART WALK

Sept. 22nd 6pm start @ Steps of City Hall or
Sept. 23rd 11am  start @ Steps of City Hall or
for private walks (2 or more) contact the Penticton and Area Arts Council at 250-492 -7997 (minimum donation for private walks is $40.00)

Ever wondered about a sculpture? What it is made of? What the artist was telling you through their work?

Join Robin Robertson, Chair of the Penticton Public Art Committee on a 45-60 minute walk of the sculptures along Penticton’s Okanagan Lake waterfront and downtown.

Meet at the steps of City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, BC

Free sign up however participants are asked for a donation, of their choice, to the Penticton Public Art Fund.

PHOTO WALK: Those who are interested in joining this are encouraged to join as a part of a Photowalk, which will combine the sculptures adorning the Lakefront with an opportunity to take some photos and get some steps in at the same time. 

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RIBBON CUTTING and OPENING CEREMONIES

Sept 21st 3 - 5pm @ 333 Main Street Lot
Thanks to the City of Penticton and the generous people of the En'owkin Centre and Theytus books, we are please to have an official opening ceremony with Indigenous Youth dance and drum circles, opening remarks and ribbon cutting. Not something you're going to want to miss!

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PHOTOGRAPHY CONTESTS

Sept 21st - 24th @ Felts Photo 221 Main Street
Exhibition Opening and winners announced Sept 21st 6-8 pm
Photo Scavenger Hunt Awards Sept 24th 5pm

Okanagan Culture Photography Exhibition Contest will be displayed at Felts Photo & Printing (221 Main St) for the duration of the Festival.

The Photography Exhibition Contest will be judged by professional photographers and members of our community. There are 2 prizes for each entrant category: Pro, Amateur and Junior. Theme is Okanagan Culture, covering categories of People, Wildlife, Landscapes and Miscellaneous.

CONTEST STILL OPEN!
Contest information HERE

Photo Scavenger Hunt Sept 21st-24th
Join us for an interactive photo contest via Instagram during the Festival where you'll hunt, photograph, hashtag and post as many items as you can find off the scavenger list provided on our website at the start of the Festival. Photo Scavenger Hunt is open to all ages & skill levels, with 2 prizes for each entrant category: Pros, Amateurs & Juniors (to age 18). 

Stay tuned here for more information.

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ART EXHIBITIONS

Sept 21st to 24th Various Locations and Times
Teaming up with galleries and locations around the city, we are please to bring a plethora of exhibition openings all in one weekend. We have also teamed up with the Penticton Regional Hospital to run an exhibition to bring the art and festival to those that may not be able to attend due to health reasons. 
• Sept 21st 2-4pm Exhibition Opening @ Little Long Studios
• Sept 21st Gord Wylie Photography Exhibition Opening 6-8pm @ Lakeside Resort
• Sept 21st Healing Power of Art Exhibition Opening 5-7 pm @ Penticton Regional Hospital
• Sept 22nd Youth Gallery Exhibiton Opening 6-8 pm @ 456 Main Street
• Sept 22nd Penticton Plein Air Exhibition Opening
5-9 pm @ Penticton Art Gallery

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CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE ART AWARDS and EXHIBITION

Sept 21st 9am-6pm Plein Air Day
Sept 22nd 10-6pm Art Demonstrations and Plein Air Art Sales + 6-8 pm Opening Reception and Award Ceremony


Email info@shatfordcentre.com or call 250-770-7668 for a registration form and the details to this exciting and inclusive series of events!   

This year to celebrate culture in Canada for 150 years we are making “ Connections” within our community and nationally with other FCA chapters. We are in collaboration with Okanagan School of the Arts at the Shatford Centre during the Penticton Arts Council’s multi-venue Festival “Arts Rising”. Shatford will be hosting a national juried show for any FCA active member and a conference that is open to the public. This ambitious undertaking is planned and presented by the Federation of Canadian Artists – South Okanagan Similkameen (FCA-SOS) through its volunteers.
Plein Air Day is open to the public, as well as the art demostrations and opening reception. 

For more information about the workshop prices and overall conference pass view PDF brochure HERE

more information @
www.shatfordcentre.com. 

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SHANNON FORD SOLO SHOW OPENING

Sept 23rd 2-5 pm @ Lloyd Gallery 18 Front Street

Shannon Ford will be presenting her array of work in person at this free event being held at the Lloyd Gallery. Children and Families are welcome to attend, so bring your whole family to view some of Shannon's beautiful horse and nature themed art while being able to ask her all the questions burning in your heart.

AND SO MANY MORE EVENTS AROUND THE CITY.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL PROGRAM PDF