Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. All Culture Days events are FREE and open to the public!
Friday, September 26 | Culture Crawl Kelowna
6:00 to 10:00 pm
The Kelowna Art Gallery will be open late until 10 pm as part of Culture Crawl Kelowna. Interested participants are welcomed to meet at the Rotary Centre for the Arts at 5:00 pm on Friday September 26th to enjoy the opening Ceremonies – then start out on a self-guided tour at 6:00 pm, or sign up in advance to get a guided tour from one of these three wonderful local tour guides:
Tour Guides: Colin Basran, Susan Knight, and Angie Clowry
Saturday September 27 | Country Fair-Themed Art Activities and Games
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
In celebration of the 5th Annual Culture Days, the Kelowna Art Gallery and The Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) will be hosting a country fair-themed celebration in the Arts Common grassy area located between the Gallery and the RCA.
There will be games and art activities, a photo booth, community tables, music & live performers, as well as food and a licensed beverage garden. Once again, the event will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes”—and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community.
Behind-the-scenes Tours: 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Exhibition Tours: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm
Be sure to come inside the Kelowna Art Gallery or the RCA for more interactive activities, open studios, exhibition tours, Apple Pie Baking Contest, and more!
Saturday September 27 |Apple Pie Baking Contest
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Come early and see the contenders in our Apple Pie Baking Contest! Pies vying for the blue-ribbon will be on view from 11:30 to 12:00 pm. Judging by a panel of local celebrities begins at noon. Winners will be announced at 1:00 pm onstage in the Arts Common. Afterwards, the public is invited to taste a slice of award-winning pie for a suggested donation of $2.
The Kelowna Art Gallery would like to recognize the support of media partner Juice FM.
Sunday, September 28 | Family Sundays
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Children and families can celebrate culture in the Okanagan by drawing, painting, collaging, and creating their own mixed-media panels. This hands-on-activity will be led by the Gallery’s helpful instructors, who will also provide age-appropriate information about the current exhibitions on view. Engage. Discover. Create! More info