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Arts, Culture & Youth

For the benefit of all Greater Vernon residents and visitors, the Regional District of North Okanagan provides the following cultural services:

  • long-range planning;
  • cultural sector capacity building;
  • arts and culture project grants; and the
  • provision of facilities for the purposes of cultural programming.

Facilities provided by the Regional District of North Okanagan include the Vernon Public Art Gallery, the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, the Vernon Community Arts Centre and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club.

The Vernon Community Arts Centre

The Vernon Community Arts Centre is run by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan, and offers a wide variety of arts programs, space for local artists, and a venue for art events.  The Arts Centre is dedicated to the development of the arts by providing quality art programs and workshops to the residents of Vernon and surrounding area. Find a directory of retailers, galleries, artists, and performing arts on the Vernon Arts Council website at www.vernonarts.ca.

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is a community venue for performances and has become a cornerstone in the North Okanagan arts community.   Situated alongside picturesque Swan Lake Creek, the Centre attracts groups from beyond the Okanagan Valley, local talent, theatre, family entertainment, and concert series, keeping the staff busy and audiences happy.

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

The Archives at the Vernon Museum are among the most respected in the province. The history of the Vernon area is demonstrated from the first Salish Indian settlements, through the gold miners and cattle ranchers of the 1800's, to the development of the Vernon area as a transportation and fruit-growing centre around the turn of the century.  The museum houses archives, research facilities and rotating displays. Search the Archives online and find out more about the museum at www.vernonmuseum.ca.

The Vernon Public Art Gallery

The Vernon Public Art Gallery plays an important part of cultural tourism in the region, and is a centre for educational and cultural activities in the North Okanagan. The Art Gallery is located at 3228 - 31st Avenue, or visit www.vernonpublicartgallery.com for more information.

 

 

 

Please direct enquiries to:
Phone:  250-550-3700
Fax:      250-550-3701
E-mail:  [email protected]