Welcome to the

Vernon Community Arts Centre

The Vernon Community Arts Centre (VCAC), a non-profit organization and registered charity, is operated by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO).  The Arts Centre is a community based facility providing a variety of CLASSES and workshops for beginner, intermediate and professional artists of all ages. The VCAC also provides studio DROP IN SESSIONS, allowing for individuals to interact and collaborate. Our JOINING HANDS program provides adults living with a disability the opportunity to participate in artistic activities. We also host many EVENTS throughout the year. The VCAC’s CENTRE GALLERY and ART SHOP are open to the public and showcase the work of local artists who are all members of the ACNO.  Come visit us today to see all we have to offer! We’re located in the beautiful Polson Park which is right on a bike path, and we have great access to parking!

For more information on the Arts Council of the North Okanagan, visit their website.  To become a member of the ACNO, you can complete this Member Form and submit it with your payment to Arts Centre front desk.  Alternatively, you can call 250-542-6243 and our front desk staff can take down your information and process a credit card payment.



The latest issue of the ArtScene newsletter is hot off the press! Click here, give it a read, and learn about all of the exciting arts and culture events happening in the Okanagan throughout January and February 2020.

Winter 2020 art classes are open for registration! Be sure to check out our wide selection of adult and youth classes in clay, painting, drawing, glass, music, print making,  digital animation, fabric, and more.

Artsolutely is the most vibrant artisans sale in the Okanagan, with over 25 of the North Okanagan’s Finest Artisans.  Every year, we’re open 7 days a week from December 1st to December to 24th!  Artsolutely is also an annual fundraiser for the Vernon Community Arts Centre, with 20% of the proceeds going directly into community arts programming here at the Centre.  Show your community spirit and shop locally this holiday season while helping support your local artists and the Vernon Community Arts Centre.

Located in the heart of Polson Park there is always lots of free parking and the atmosphere inside is known to be welcoming and relaxing.

If you would like to participate as an Artist Vendor for 2020, please contact us at 250-542-6243 or vcacinfo@shaw.ca.  You can also subscribe to our emails to receive all of our artist call-outs.

On Episode 9 of Artisans’ Alley, host Patricia Doyle heads to Bob Kingsmill’s Pottery Studio in Coldstream.

3% Fundraiser

Nature’s Fare offers an amazing program to non-profit organizations in the community. With every purchase made at any of the Nature’s Fare locations, the Arts Centre will receive 3% of the pretax totals submitted. The public can save their receipts and submit them to the Arts Centre at any time, which will help the Arts Council of the North Okanagan with some extra funding.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Nancy Vince at navince@shaw.ca or 250-541-0028.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 9:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Vernon Community Arts Centre
  • 2704A Hwy 6, Vernon, BC V1T 5G5
  • (250) 542-6243
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