A pop-up art exhibit is open in downtown Vernon Nov. 5-Dec. 24 at 3003 31st St. (ARTE funktional photo)

A pop-up art exhibit is open in downtown Vernon Nov. 5-Dec. 24 at 3003 31st St. (ARTE funktional photo)

Art converges in times of distancing in North Okanagan space

New pop-up exhibit on until Christmas Eve

A new space dedicated to providing connection over artistic expression has opened its doors in downtown Vernon.

ARTE funktional has created a pop-up art exhibition, featuring 25 emerging and established Canadian artists at 3003 31st St.

“In the past few months, the outpouring of artistic expression around the world has shown us how much art can bridge any divide and help to connect as a society, demonstrating who we are,” ARTE funktional ownerCarolina Sanchez de Bustamante said. “Whether we realize it or not, in this time of isolation, the arts in its many forms has become an important part in our lives… helping us to connect to a world where anything is possible.”

The exhibit, Art Converging In Times Of Distancing, opened Nov. 5 and is on display Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 24.

“It all started a couple of months ago when a friend mentioned to me that this small space in downtown Vernon was becoming available,” Sanchez de Bustamante said. “Immediately I put things in motion and here we are. The space is adoringly small and perfect for pop-up art exhibition.”

Due to COVID-19, protocols such as wearing a mask, sanitizing and keeping a distance will take place and a maximum of four people are allowed in the 200 square-foot gallery at a time.

You can also check out projects in process, and view the latest art pieces by the gallery artists at www.artefunktional.com.

“Our virtual gallery on Artsy is also open every day! New artwork is added regularly, so make sure to visit often to see what our talented artists are creating.”

READ MORE: Biz-Tech innovator featured in UBC Okanagan series

READ MORE: Okanagan book club opens new chapter of Indigenous history


@VernonNews
jennifer@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

art exhibit

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

A pop-up art exhibit is open in downtown Vernon Nov. 5-Dec. 24 at 3003 31st St. (ARTE funktional photo)

A pop-up art exhibit is open in downtown Vernon Nov. 5-Dec. 24 at 3003 31st St. (ARTE funktional photo)

Just Posted

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Farm animals safe after Kelowna barn catches fire

The fire was started after animals knocked over a heat lamp; the barn was consumed

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Kelowna fire crews quickly knock down blaze inside home

The fire was reported around 9:30 p.m. inside a suite attached large home

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)
Update: Glenmore Rd reopens after ‘serious’ high-speed collision

Collision occured at 2910 Glenmore Road North, at approx. 2:30 p.m.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
47 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region

1,538 total cases, 399 are active, ten in hospital

Cantina closed due to COVID. Instagram.
Cantina Kelowna closes due to COVID-19 case

The restaurant will be closed until Dec. 10

Mary Cox and Jack Plant dance in their pyjamas and slippers at the morning pyjama dance during the Rhythm Reelers’ 25 Annual Rally in the Valley Square Dance Festival in Chilliwack on June 4, 2011. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 is Square Dancing Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

Square Dancing Day, Disability Day and International Ninja Day are all coming up this week

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

British Columbia provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry wears a face mask as she views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver, on Friday, July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
COLUMN: Anti-maskers’ message misses the mark

Following COVID-19 restrictions now could determine just how happy our holidays are

The Interior Wildfire Rehabilitation Society is looking for 10-15 acres to house a rehab centre for injured and orphaned wildlife like deer and moose calves. (Black Press file photo)
Okanagan group look for property to house wildlife rehab centre

The Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is looking for 10 acres for injured/orphaned animals

Addie Pafiolis with her son, Theo, who died just five days after his birth due to a heart condition in 2017. For the past four years, Addie and her husband Chris have been supporting local families around the holiday season in Theo's memory. (Contributed)
Okanagan couple supporting local families in son’s memory this Christmas

Theo Pafiolis was five days old when he passed away due to a heart condition; now, his parents are supporting others in his name

Dentice di Frasso, a member of Italian nobility, once owned land in Summerland. (Contributed)
Italian nobility family once lived in Summerland

Dentice di Frasso and his family owned land in the Prairie Valley area

114 Canadians were appointed Nov. 27 to the Order of Canada. (Governor General of Canada photo)
Indigenous actor, author, elder, leaders appointed to Order of Canada

Outstanding achievement, community dedication and service recognized

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Summerland residents have been receiving a telephone scam with the number showing as the telephone number of the local RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media files)
Summerland RCMP telephone number spoofed in scam calls

Number used in scam attempts from tax agency

Most Read