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!

Join the Vernon Community Arts Centre at the 30th Annual Sunshine Festival and watch local artist Patricia Doyle, dance with the flame! Patricia will be using a torch to turn rods of Italian glass into glass beads and ‘squiggles and wiggles’. If you’ve ever considered taking one of Patricia’s classes, but haven’t yet signed up, this demo will have you in the studio in no time!

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!

 

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The Vernon Community Arts Centre is excited to present our Annual “Youth Exhibit – Fresh Perspectives 2024.” This exhibit features original artwork by artists ages 5 to 25. Explore a wide variety of art styles, each showing the unique view of its creator. From young beginners to emerging talents, each artist freely picks their subject and artistic medium.

Fresh Perspectives will run daily from August 22 to September 11 and will coincide with our 2024 Youth Artist in Residence Exhibit.

Join us for the Opening Reception on August 22: 6 pm – 8 pm. Come down and support Vernon’s young creatives.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday & Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Sunday 12:00 pm -4:00 pm
Admission is free. Donations are welcomed for those who wish to support Vernon Community Arts.

“Visualizing the Elements” invites you to explore the elements through artists’ interpretations of earth, air, water and fire. From the grounding energy of the earth to the freedom of the air, the strength of a blazing fire, and the calm of a flowing river, each piece acts as a doorway to experience the elemental forces shaping our world and our experiences within it. This exhibit offers more than a visual journey; it extends an invitation to feel, reflect, and deeply connect with the elements through various artistic mediums.

Open Daily from May 31st – June 25th
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 am-9:00 pm | Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm | Sunday 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Admission is free.  Donations are welcomed for those who wish to support Vernon Community Arts.

Learn how one artists uses fibre to create works of art.

Come watch Emily Fraser as she creates beautiful and whimsical framed fibre art pieces using upcycled materials and fibres.

Drop into the Vernon Community Arts Centre on Tuesday, October 10th, from 6:30-8:30.  No registration required

Donations are welcomed and will support future community arts programming.

Join us for a fun & FREE printmaking activity and make your own Sundog Festival creation!

Unleash your creativity and explore the world of screen printing. In celebration of Culture Days, and Vernon’s new Sundog Festival, we’ll be using the Sundog logo for our design. Please bring a cotton or cotton blend t-shirt, tote bag or bandana that you want to the imprint the design on.  We will then guide you step by step through the screen-printing process. Be prepared to take your creation away wet. When it dries the next day, you can iron it to set the print and enjoy! No registration necessary.

Drop into the Vernon Community Arts Centre on Monday, October 2nd, between 11:00 and 2:00   

Donations are welcomed and will support future community arts programming.

As part of BC Culture Days, come enjoy FREE demonstrations on how to create handbound books that can be used for journals, sketchbooks, or zines. Silmara will demonstrate the basics of bookbinding using tools and papers you already have around your home. This is a great introduction to two of her upcoming classes at the Arts Centre that take place in October and November.

Demonstration will be held at the Vernon Community Arts Centre on Monday, September 25, between 6:30pm-8:30pm. 

Join us during BC Culture Days for a fun pottery demonstration!

Come down to the Arts Centre and see Sabrina Boulay while she works on a large scale coil pot. Coiling pottery was one of the primary potting methods prior to the development of pottery wheels. Coil pots are sturdy in large forms and have been used for thousands of years across the globe.

Demonstrations will be held at the Vernon Community Arts Centre on Sunday, September 24th between 12:30-1:30pm, and Monday, September 25th, 4:30-5:30pm.  If weather permits, we will be outside on the front lawn of the Arts Centre.

Donations are welcomed and will support future community arts programming.

Join us during BC Culture Days for a fun pottery demonstration!

Come down to the Arts Centre and see Sabrina Boulay while she works on a large scale coil pot. Coiling pottery was one of the primary potting methods prior to the development of pottery wheels. Coil pots are sturdy in large forms and have been used for thousands of years across the globe.

Demonstrations will be held at the Vernon Community Arts Centre on Sunday, September 24th between 12:30-1:30pm, and Monday, September 25th, 4:30-5:30pm.  If weather permits, we will be outside on the front lawn of the Arts Centre.

Donations are welcomed and will support future community arts programming.

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