Join the Vernon Community Arts Centre at the 30th Annual Sunshine Festival, and watch local artist Svetlana Shkuratova transform foam plates into art! Discover the fascinating world of printmaking, where images are transferred from a template onto paper or fabric using a variety of tools and techniques. If you’ve ever considered taking a Printmaking class, this is your chance to see the magic in action!

Get creative with us during Seniors Week! Join our ‘Design & Paint Your Own Watercolour Postcard’ event on June 7th from 10 am to 1 pm. It’s a drop-in activity for seniors and art lovers. No experience is needed! Our staff will guide you through painting your postcard masterpiece. All materials provided. It’s free, so come and enjoy a morning of art and community! We can’t wait to see the beautiful postcards you’ll design!

 

Want to learn more about Seniors Week Activities? Visit – Vernon Seniors Week 

Join us for an exciting event filled with art, inspiration, and fantastic finds at the Vernon Community Arts Centre’s Artist Studio Garage Sale!  

The VCAC and local artists have cleared out their studios to offer a wide range of gently used art supplies and equipment. From paints, easels and brushes to ceramics tools and inspiring art books, there’s a treasure trove of items for you to discover! 

Each artist will manage their sales, so please make sure to bring cash and cards to support these talented creators and the vibrant arts community.  

Don’t miss this one-day opportunity to explore the arts and score some great deals!  

Save the Date! Saturday, April 6th, from 9 am to 3 pm | Free Entry

The Vernon Community Arts Centre is pleased to bring back another Artist Trading Card event for families to enjoy on the Victoria Day long weekend.  Drop in on Monday, May 22, between 10:00-12:30 or 1:00-3:30.  

Participants can create unique mini artworks with the guidance of an instructor while enjoying some time with family and friends. An array of colorful mixed media art materials will be provided and the rest is up to your imagination. Keep your creations or trade them with others at the workshop.  You can also leave your artwork on the trading wall for someone to pick up for a trade on another day. Youth under 12 must attend with an adult.

This activity is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

No Registration Required.

 

WHAT ARE ARTIST TRADING CARDS?

1. Card size needs to be 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.35 x 8.89 cm) but the orientation can be landscape or portrait.
2. Cards can be created with any media, materials or techniques, but hand drawn and hand painted are typical you you generally want the art to be flat. Card stock, watercolour paper, mixed media paper work best.
3. Please sign and date the back.
4. If the work is created by a child, please note the age of the artist on the back.
5. Cards are always traded and never sold, and it is never ok to trade another artist’s card. For this event, trade them in person, or put them on the trading wall. Leave one, take one.
6. Put your best effort into the card. It doesn’t have to be a professional piece of art but you want it to be original and done to the best of your ability.
7. Have fun, and feel free to make multiple pieces and return to see the wall evolve over the month. Maybe you’ll be lucky to pick up a card from one of your favourite local artists!
8. Use #vernonarts on your social media when you drop off and exchange works so we can have fun seeing what people are creating and collecting!

The Vernon Community Arts Centre is pleased to bring back another Artist Trading Card Extravaganza in celebration of Family Day on Monday, February 20, between 9:30-12:30.  Keke will provide an array of colorful mixed media art materials for people to use to create unique mini artworks. Keep your creations or trade them!  Trade with others who are present, or leave your artwork on the trading wall for someone to pick up for a trade on another day.

FREE! No Registration Required.

 

WHAT ARE ARTIST TRADING CARDS?

1. Card size needs to be 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.35 x 8.89 cm) but the orientation can be landscape or portrait.
2. Cards can be created with any media, materials or techniques, but hand drawn and hand painted are typical you you generally want the art to be flat. Card stock, watercolour paper, mixed media paper work best.
3. Please sign and date the back.
4. If the work is created by a child, please note the age of the artist on the back.
5. Cards are always traded and never sold, and it is never ok to trade another artist’s card. For this event, trade them in person, or put them on the trading wall. Leave one, take one.
6. Put your best effort into the card. It doesn’t have to be a professional piece of art but you want it to be original and done to the best of your ability.
7. Have fun, and feel free to make multiple pieces and return to see the wall evolve over the month. Maybe you’ll be lucky to pick up a card from one of your favourite local artists!
8. Use #vernonarts on your social media when you drop off and exchange works so we can have fun seeing what people are creating and collecting!

Join the Vernon Community Arts Centre for an afternoon of celebration, and appreciation of YOU, our incredible community.

From Noon-5pm on Saturday, December 17, 2022, we will have fun activities for all ages to enjoy, including:

  • Food Trucks
  • Live Musical Entertainment
  • Kid’s Activities
  • Live Art Demonstrations (Raku, Chainsaw, Painting)
  • Free hot chocolate bar
  • Access to Artsolutely’s annual sale with over 10,000 handcrafted items by North Okanagan Artisans
  • Prize Draw

FREE TO ALL!! All ages welcome!

Location: Vernon Community Arts Centre, Polson Park

 

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Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday

9:00am to 9:00pm

Fridays & Saturdays

9:00am to 5:00pm

Sundays

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Please note, the Centre is closed on some statutory holidays.