Photography exhibit opens at gallery


Light Touches in Black and White, featuring photography by Rick Gray opens tonight at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Art Gallery.

At the gallery

Opening Friday, March 18 with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. is the next show in the Main Gallery of the Penticton Art Gallery. Duke and Battersby: Lesser Apes will be on display until May 15.  

There will be an artist talk on Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m.

Creativity Camp 

Looking for something to do during spring break?  Check out the Creativity Camp that is being offered both weeks of spring break at the new Shatford Centre.   

Mentored by teens, with guidance from adult mentors and arts professionals, the camps are for children aged six to 12 years to experience and share their creativity together. 

The week of fun builds on individual and group interests in creative expression through the arts. 

Painting, drawing, dancing, drama, games, stories, music-making and imagination all form part of these inspiring sessions. 

Choose mornings 9 a.m. to noon, afternoons 1 to 4 p.m. or full days 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. of fun and creating in either week. Visit or or or contact OSA at 250-493-0390. Contact the Penticton Recreation Department to register at 250-490-2426.


Ballet Kelowna will be at Centre Stage this Saturday, March19 and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company presents Wonderland at the Kelowna Community Theatre on Tuesday, March 22 from 7 to 10 p.m.

At the library

And don’t forget to drop by the Summerland library this Saturday as the

Okanagan Regional Library celebrates its 75 anniversary with lots of different activities for all ages.

Seeing signs

Signs of the South Okanagan — literal and figurative signs of the South Okanagan as portrayed by artists Lynne Marand and Sharon Snow will be on display
Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Penticton’s Leir House, 220 Manor Park Ave. until March 30.

Musical comedy 

Kelowna Actors Studio presents the popular Tony Award winning musical comedy, Sweet Charity, beginning next Thursday, March 24.  Plays are Thursday to Sunday evenings, with a Saturday matinee., or 250 862 2867.

Artist sought

The Summerland Community Arts Council is accepting Artist in Residence proposals until March 31. Check the website at for more information.

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.  

David Finnis is Publicity Chair of the Summerland Community Arts Council. and