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Art gallery ready for Canada Day

The Kelowna Art Gallery has special events ready for the big 150

Whether you choose to create a chalk art masterpiece, paint at an easel en plein air, get creative on a great big box, or simply explore the exhibitions on view – the Kelowna Art Gallery has you covered for Canada Day.

On Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the gallery is open to the public for a full day of hands-on art activities and visual art exploration. This includes free access to the four exhibition spaces in the gallery.

Visitors can expect to discover everything from a large fort-like structure in our courtyard area, to paintings by members of the Group of Seven in the exhibition space.

“Canada Day is such a huge celebration in our community,” said Nataley Nagy, executive director at the Kelowna Art Gallery. “This year we decided to organize a bigger, more art-filled event than ever before, so that every child, teen, adult, and senior who stops by the gallery can take part and celebrate Canada Day creatively.”

The celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday extends outside the gallery too. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the public is invited to get creative with their choice of chalk art, painting, drawing, or transforming a cardboard box into a beautiful work of art that pays tribute to Canada.

Canada Day at the gallery is free and open to the public, but those interested in taking part in the box painting activity will need to pre-book to reserve the appropriate number of boxes for their friends and family. To secure a spot please call 250-762-2226.