Sculpture exhibit opens at art gallery

Arts and culture news and events from Summerland and the surrounding region.

Figuratively Speaking is the next show at the Summerland Art Gallery and it will open on Thursday, March 21 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m.

This show in the Main Gallery features metal and glass sculpture with recycled materials by rabi’a and Carl Schlichting.


What Does Spirituality Mean in Everyday Life? – A Panel Discussion is the theme of the next Philosophers’ Cafe being held Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Arts Centre.

At the gallery

The Penticton Art Gallery has two new shows opening on Friday, March 22.

In the  Main Gallery will be Terroir: Physically Speaking.

This is the second of an ongoing series of exhibitions which are intended to explore and celebrate the incredible depth and breadth of our region’s visual arts community.

In the Project Room is a show entitled Eclectic Circus featuring works by Visual Arts Students from Penticton, Princess Margaret and Summerland Secondary School.

Arts award

The Summerland Community Arts Council is seeking names from the public for the annual Arts Appreciation Award. So if you know someone, not necessarily an artist, who has helped promote and enhance the arts, directly or indirectly in Summerland please drop off your nomination at the Arts Centre.

In concert

On Sunday, March 24, the Penticton Tune Agers will be performing at the Cleland Theatre at 2:30 p.m.

Let’s dance

And if you like to dance drop by the Shatford Centre on March 16 for an event with a St Patricks Day theme.

This all-ages event runs from 6 to 11 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.