The 4th Annual Living Things Festival Returns January 15

“It’s a festival for people who are curious about things that they may not know"

One of our favourite festivals of the year returns to Kelowna January 15th, just in time to save us from those winter blues. Now in its fourth year, Living Things, which runs until February 2nd, will include performances from South Korea, the Netherlands, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, and the Okanagan Valley, with shows featuring talking rice cookers, French baguettes that battle each other, and a interactive drag bingo that The Georgia Straight calls a “one-of-a-kind stage phenomenon.”

“The festival is focused on theatrical devices, the kinds of things we do on stage which are kind of (magical), I call it, when something comes alive,”


Internationally Exhibited Printmaker, Mary Smith McCulloch Art Talk at the KAG

The artist explores her fascination with the Okanagan landscape

An upcoming lecture at the Kelowna Art Gallery sees Mary Smith McCulloch, Professor Emeritus at UBCO, whose work has been exhibited widely in Canada and in the UK, discussing her reasons for investigating and exploring the relationship of recurrent motifs that are present “when man intersects with the land”. The lecture is held in conjunction with the KAG’s current exhibition “Through Her Eyes: Works from Our Permanent Collection” featuring several of


Reception for Kelowna Based Artist Alberto Azzi at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

See the self taught artist's work early November in the RCA

Kelowna based artist Alberto Azzi’s paintings often reference his love of nature and the beauty of the world – he grew up in a small mountain town in the Italian Alps – and are characterized by an intersection of realism and fantasy. A self taught artist with no formal art education, Azzi developed his unique and recognizable style of extreme details, brilliant colours, and precise techniques through the years, after retirement from a forty year career as a dentist. He paints with oils and acrylics on both


The Palace Of Manufacturers 4th Public Show Comes to the CoLab on St. Paul

Pop-up pop-art from Nvrlnd collective out of Calgary

The Palace of Manufactures, a pop-up urban art gallery featuring works inspired by animation, comic books, video games, cartoons, graffiti, hip hop, and 80s and 90s culture is holding their fourth public show in early November at the Okanagan CoLab on St. Paul. Their mandate: “we want to expose our community to the renaissance in art that we believe is taking place in the world at large.”