Skating club holds year-end concert

Arts and culture events for Summerland and the surrounding area.

The Summerland Skating Club invites you to join them for their annual end of the season Pop Concert this Sunday, Feb. 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Summerland Arena.  Admission by donation.


The Penticton Photography Club presents its members’ photography display at the Penticton Museum from Feb. 28 to March 12

On stage

This is the final weekend to see Many Hats Theatre Company’s production of  Simon’s award winning Lost in Yonkers. Tickets are available at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre.

And you have three more opportunities to see Summerland Secondary’s Phantom of the Opera at Centre Stage, Feb 23, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m.

Theatre Kelowna Society presents Perfect Wedding at the Black Box Theatre, March 8 to 18.  Thursday to Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday. Visit 250-762-5050. For info, visit or call 250-862-8673

At the gallery

Storybook Landscapes, an installation/paintings with a Celtic theme by Stephen Prowse is currently in the Main Gallery at the Summerland Art Gallery.

Towards the Light, featuring oil paintings of trees and landscapes by Margaret Munn, is in the adjoining Adams Room. Both shows will be on display until March 3.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Summerland Art Gallery is at 9533 Main Street.

Philosophers’ Café

Writing and Consciousness – Join Allison Rennie for an evening of thinking, talking and writing together at the first Philosophers’ Café evening of 2012 next Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Art Gallery. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. Coffee and refreshments available.

Museum AGM

The Summerland Museum AGM will be held Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at the I.O.O.F Hall. Guest speakers Marilyn and John Topham will give a short overview on Liberia’77 The Documentary. When their sons Jeff and Andrew Topham returned to the war torn West African country of their childhood to reshoot their father’s photos for a documentary, they found a nation whose photographic memory had been destroyed by war. Everyone welcome.

Art trip

Preparations for Art Trip 2012 are well under way. This year for the first time artists’ studios in Naramata, Summerland, Penticton and south to Vaseux Lake, will all hold special open houses on May 19 and 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please e-mail: or call: 250-494-8994. and

David Finnis is a member of the Summerland Community Arts Council.