Artists, artisans in City Park taking applications

Artists wanting to take part in Kelowna's park show and sell program can apply now.

Kelowna’s Arts Alive program is accepting applications from artists who would like to showcase and sell their artwork in key, downtown parks this summer.

Arts Alive is a juried, artisan and crafters program that runs from mid-May to the end of September annually in City Park and Kerry Park, and can accommodate up to 36 artists at one time

The program runs from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m., seven days a week in City Park from mid-May to September. In July and August, the program expands into Kerry Park on Fridays and Saturday evenings in conjunction with the Parks Alive Theme Weekend concerts held at the Kelowna Pride Stage. Participating artisans draw from a variety of artistic disciplines and include potters, painters, jewelry designers, wood workers, and fabric artists. Many of the artists who participate in Arts Alive! have been in the program for over 10 years and are long standing, accomplished artisans.

Interested artists can download a detailed application package from and follow the links to the Arts Alive page. Completed applications should be delivered to the Festivals Kelowna office, along with samples of each kind of artwork the artists intends to sell. Although applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the summer, the deadline for the first jury review is April 26.

Space in the program is allocated on a first come, first served basis until all the spots are filled. Artists can call Morgan Cleveland, program coordinator at 250-868-3307 if they have questions.

Festivals Kelowna produces community-focused, family friendly festivals and events including the Celebrate Canada Day – Kelowna festival, Parks Alive!, Arts Alive! and the Kelowna Buskers program. We strive to enhance the lifestyle of our residents and visitors through a positive cultural experience in unique outdoor environments.

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