Members of the Summerland School of Dance perform a musical theatre dance of Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend during the 2013 concert on Friday evening. From left are Claire Bowyer

Changes on board at Arts Council

At the May board meeting of the Summerland Community Arts Council, Stan Etter stepped down after serving 15 years on the board.

At the May board meeting of the Summerland Community Arts Council, Stan Etter stepped down after serving 15 years on the board.

Etter has served in many capacities: as chair of the building committee, vice president, president and most recently as treasurer.

Thank you Stan for all the work you have done around the Art Gallery and Arts Centre and for all your years of work promoting the arts in Summerland.

Like many groups in Summerland, the Arts Council is always looking for new members and volunteers.

However, you don’t have to serve 15 years. It could be as little time as one hour every six weeks putting up posters advertising the new show at the gallery.

If you are interested in being a Gallery sitter or helping on one of our seasonal activities please drop by the office and talk with Karan.

The colourful street banners are once again up in downtown Summerland and on Lakeshore Drive.

You can pick up a brochure at the Summerland Arts Centre giving details on each banner.

This is a multi-generational project and many thanks to all the artists and Arts Centre coordinators and helpers and to the public works staff who hung these banners.

These banners certainly brighten up town for both residents and visitors.

The Summerland Art Club is holding its annual art show in the lower level of the Summerland Library this Action Festival weekend, June 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 20 painters will be presenting new, original works in watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastels and pencil.  Complimentary refreshments will be served. Meet the artists on Sunday, June 2 at 3 p.m.

Next door at the Summerland Museum is a new Japanese exhibit, Do Shi Kai. Drop by and explore this part of Summerland’s history. The museum is open every Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Peach City Radio and the Okanagan Vinyl Fest are announcing a call to local artists who would like to create artwork using vinyl records. They have the vinyl; they just need the artists. Deadline for proposal submission is June 8.

For more information contact Jackie at

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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 250-494-8994. and

The Arts Palette is written by David Finnis, publicity chair and president of the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9533 Main St., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.


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