What Happens at Kelowna Art Gallery
The Kelowna Art Gallery is more than just a place to look at art. It is a place to interact with art, to make art, to learn about art, and so much more.
The gallery features numerous exhibitions throughout the year, but additionally art education programs and workshops are offered on a regular basis. Fall and winter sessions are hosted each year, along with summer camps for children to be exposed to the making of art.
There are 5 current exhibitions at the gallery, with perhaps the most significant one being:
Northern Pine: Watercolours and Drawings by the Group of Seven
from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
October 24, 2020 - March 7, 2021
Goin’ Where the Climate Suits My Clothes
November 14, 2020 - April 4, 2021
Nothing to be done
August 8, 2020 to August 2021
Arts Council of the Central Okanagan Exhibition
November 28 - April 11, 2021
puti kʷala – we are still here
Sheldon Pierre Louis
July 8, 2020 - July 2021
Installation at the satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport (YLW)
A Little History
The Kelowna Art Gallery, originally housed in the Kelowna Centennial Museum, was founded in 1976 and incorporated as a not-for-profit charitable organization the following year.
The current building on Water St. was built by the City of Kelowna in 1996 and leased to the gallery. The new facility is just under 16,000 square feet and meets national state of the art climate-controlled storage and exhibition standards for places of this type.
Did You Know Kelowna Art Gallery Can Be Rented?
There are a number of functions for which different areas within the gallery are perfect for corporate or organizational meetings. Some of those include things like lectures or guest presentations, galas and film screenings, or even annual general meetings or client appreciation events.