Dance students to show talent

Arts and culture news and events from Summerland and the rest of the South Okanagan

Summerland School of Dance presents Dancin’ 2012 SSD’s Glee Project — Dancing to the music of the hit TV show Glee on Friday, May 25 and Saturday ,May 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m. at Centre Stage Theatre.

For children

The Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival is at Okanagan Lake Park in Penticton from May 24 to 26.

Art exhibit

Spring Palette, an exhibition of fine art, opens May 25 at Leir House in Penticton.

This show by artists from the South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists will include watercolours, oils, acrylics and encaustic works.

There will be an opening reception Friday, May 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The artists will be present, and it is an opportunity to meet them and discuss the art.  Leir House is located at 220 Manor Park Ave. in Penticton.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show continues until June 21.

Show and sale

The Peachland Art Group is holding its 52nd Annual Art Show and Sale at the Peachland Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 27.

The exhibition will include close to 300 works, all individual in their subject, size, style, and character.

As well, the show will focus on inviting all attending to participate in a paint-by-number activity titled You Can Paint Too!, thus this year’s theme. Admission is by donation.

On stage

Creek of a Thief by Sonny Baron, will be held at Cheers Church on Main Street in Penticton at Saturday, May 26 at 7 p.m.

In this 1940s San Francisco private eye style play, a handcrafted model of a doomsday device by Leonardo Da Vinci is stolen from the local museum.

All proceeds raised from this performance go to the South Okanagan Children’s Charity Sunshine Fund. Admission by donation.

Art anniversary

The Summerland Art Club is celebrating their 60th anniversary  and is holding an art show on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lower floor of the Summerland Library on Wharton Street.

More than 20 painters will be presenting new, original works in watercolour, acrylics, oil, pastels and pencil. Complimentary refreshments will be served.  Free admission. Meet the artists on Sunday at 3 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: 250-494-8994. and

David Finnis is the President of the Summerland Community Arts Council.


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