Surrounded by Summerland Credit Union staff and members of the Summerland Singers and Players

ARTS PALETTE: Summer arts courses offered

This year’s Summer Arts Program has a range of fun programs for kids of various ages.

This year’s Summer Arts Program has a range of fun programs for kids of various ages.  Music and Movement (ages three to five), Wild About Writing (ages eight to 12), Broadway Bound (ages seven to 12), Play and Puppetry (ages three to five), Art 3D to Go (ages seven and up), Creative Clay Creatures (ages seven and up), Messy and Marvelous (ages three to five),  Through the Stage Door (ages six to nine), Once Upon a Time! (ages three to five), and Drawing and Painting (ages 10 and up)  For full details on costs and times see either the website at or drop by the Arts Centre at 9533 Main St.

On Friday, July 12 at the Penticton Art Gallery three new shows are opening at 7 p.m.  The  Main Gallery will feature works by Les McKinnon whose inspiration is derived from the surrounding environment including urban and rural settings, both at home and abroad.

He will be presenting an Exhibition Walk and Talk on Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m.

If you missed Bill Hibberd’s show My Tribe when it was at the Summerland Art Gallery you will be able to  see it again at the Penticton Art Gallery.

My Tribe is the culmination of a one-year portrait project that was completed in June 2012 and includes 100 portraits.  Who can you recognize?  Bill will be giving an artist’s talk at 2 p.m. on July 13.

There are various concerts this weekend including a fundraiser for Pathways Addictions Resource Centre on Saturday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main St., Penticton.

This benefit concert features the Latin pianist Beatriz Boizán who delivers authentic, innovative performances of Spanish and Latin American music. Tickets are available at the Sweet Tooth Cafe.

The Penticton Concert Band will be performing this Sunday in Gyro Park at 7 p.m. Summerland soprano Madison Johnson will be performing with the band.  The concert will include a variety of styles and tunes, including classical, big band, movie themes, and selections from musicals, along with a few other styles.

And for those who enjoy live theatre Fortune’s Fools is at the Cannery Stage until July 27. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 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 email: or call: 250-404-3225. and

The Arts Palette is written by David Finnis, Publicity Chair and President of the Summerland Community Arts Council – PO Box 1217, 9533 Main Street, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0


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