Visualizing the Elements

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704a Highway 6, Vernon, BC

"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.

Free

Mini Masterpieces – Art Exhibit

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704a Highway 6, Vernon, BC

Explore the fascinating world of miniature art at our Mini Masterpieces exhibit. This unique gallery showcases small artworks, with big impact, inviting you to appreciate the skill of creating detailed art on a tiny scale. Experience how even the smallest canvases can hold immense power, and offer profound experiences. Join us in celebrating the art of the miniature and discover how big things truly can come in small packages. Open daily from June 28 to July 22 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.

Free

Awakening the Spirit – CMHA

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704a Highway 6, Vernon, BC

The Vernon Community Arts Centre is proud to welcome back The Canadian Mental Health Association for the 21st Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show & Sale, celebrating the creative talents of people living with mental illness. Art has a therapeutic quality that has proven to benefit the mental health of individuals. Artwork on display is from those living with mental illness who have used art to improve their mental health positively. We hope to break down some of the barriers and stigma surrounding mental health and mental illness through art and creativity. Awakening the Spirit runs July 25th to August 20th, and is open daily to the public.

Admission is free. Donations are accepted to contribute to future community programming. An opening reception will be held Thursday, July 25th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Hours are Mon-Thurs: 9-9, Fri-Sat: 9-5, Sun: 12-4. Reduced Hours from August 5 - August 16 (resume regular hours on August 17th): Mon - Thurs: 9-6, Fri: 9-5, Sat & Sun: CLOSED

Free

Fresh Perspectives – Youth Art Exhibit 2024

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704a Highway 6, Vernon, BC

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 24 to September 10, and will coincide with our 2024 Youth Artist in Residence Exhibit.  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.

Free

Encouraging Ability in the Arts – Joining Hands

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704a Highway 6, Vernon, BC

VCAC is pleased to present “Encouraging Ability in the Arts”, an annual exhibit featuring works from the Joining Hands Program. Joining Hands is an art-based program providing adults with diverse abilities an encouraging environment to explore their artistic skills. We focus on the development of individual ability and confidence in the arts, helping to foster a sense of belonging in an inclusive community. Our program consists of over 50 participants, and 20+ support workers from more than 10 program affiliates. In nearly 20 years, we've worked with more than 300 diversely abled artists! Join us in celebrating ability and diversity in the arts! Exhibit Dates: September 13 to October 8, 2024. Monday to Thurs 9:00 am - 9:00 pm | Friday-Saturday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm | Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Culture Days

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704a Highway 6, Vernon, BC

Join us between September 20th and October 13th for Culture Days - a national celebration of arts, culture, and creative expression! We invite the community down to the Arts Centre to explore the visual arts through fun and interactive workshops and artist demos.  All activities are FREE, ensuring everyone can participate.  Click on event for more details and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Artsolutely Holiday Artisan Market

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704a Highway 6, Vernon, BC

Artsolutely is an annual artisans show known for being a shopping extravaganza with quality hand-made gifts that can’t be found anywhere else! With works from over 40 local artisans, it’s a one-stop-shop offering something for everyone: pottery, paintings, glass art, jewellery, metal and wood work, fabric arts, natural products, and so much more! Enjoy the warm and relaxed atmosphere and take in the beauty of local art while shopping for those you love. New products arrive daily so check back often.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: Nov 30 - Dec 24.

To learn more, or to apply as an artist vendor, visit www.vernonarts.ca/artsolutely.

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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.