KAG celebrates Canada Day with Apple Bin Paint-In

The paint-in instills confidence in childrens' creative abilities by seeing their work displayed to the public.

The Kelowna Art Gallery will once again celebrate Canada Day by hosting its annual Apple Bin Paint-In on Tuesday, July 1, between 10 a.m. and noon.

Apple bin paint-in at KAG

This popular family art activity takes place outdoors at the Kelowna Art Gallery, where community members of all ages are invited to paint their artistic visions on a side of an apple bin.

“The Apple Bin Paint-In is such a pleasure to be a part of,” says Renée Burgess, head of public programming at KAG.  “Not only does it provide a fun way to engage children with art, but it instills confidence in their own creative abilities by seeing their work displayed to the public.

Thirty apple bins will be delivered to KAG from BC Tree Fruits for the paint-in. After they are painted, these colourful bins will be kept on display outdoors for a number of days before being picked up and delivered to local orchards for use in harvesting this year’s apple crop.

A number of community partners help to make this event possible each year. Westwood Fine Cabinetry has kindly offered to transport the apple bins to and from the gallery. Benjamin Moore Kelowna has generously donated the paint. The Apple Bin Paint-In is also supported by BC Tree Fruits and Q103.1.

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-booking is required. The Apple Bin Paint-In is always popular so be sure to reserve your spot early by calling the Kelowna Art Gallery at 250-762-2226.

Participants and spectators are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Kelowna Community Food Bank. For more information, please visit the gallery online at www.kelownaartgallery.com.


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