Artists lined Bernard Avenue to sell their artwork (Laryn Gilmour/Black Press Media)

Art on the Avenue returns to Kelowna

Artists shuttered Ellis Street to Water Street for art festival

Artists got the chance to showcase their work on Bernard Avenue Thursday evening for Kelowna’s annual ‘Arts on the Avenue.

The art-focused event shut down Bernard from Ellis Street to Water Street and art lovers could walk down perusing the 68 artist’s booths which had a wide variety of art forms some jewelry makers, painters, photographers and so many other creators showcasing their talents.

READ MORE: There’s art everywhere

“I work with copper and crystal. I do everything by hand, It’s my happy place when I start working on one,” said artist Bernie Gillnem.

The art event which was started in 2015 features various elements relating to visual arts including opportunities for retail sales, live performances, and hands-on community engagement art projects.

“I started making bracelets when I was pregnant and it kind of just took off, now I am in my third year of business and it’s been great,” said jewelry maker Jackie Ward.

READ MORE: Third of nine art pieces found on Bernard Avenue

Every year business owners enter their art to be judged and which every applicant is chosen, they get to set up a tent and show their art.

There was also music, food trucks and people could get henna tattoos.

For more information on how to apply for next year’s event visit the Art on the Avenue website.


@LarynGilmour
laryn.gilmour@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Okanagan Water Board opens floodgates with call for grant applications

Water Conservation and Quality Improvement program open from Armstrong to Osoyoos

COLUMN: Considering Canada’s relationship with China

It is no secret that Canada’s relations with China have deteriorated considerably in recent years

Summerland planning asset management work

Improvements needed to infrastructure for utilities

Community Foundation provides funding to Summerland organizations

More than $18,000 in grant funding given to Recope, the arts council and the food bank

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway

Up to 25 cm of snow is expected to fall in the region by Thursday

Video: Magicians and Bubble Wonders highlight Penticton Shriners Variety Show

The annual fundraiser filled the Cleland Community Theatre on Sunday.

Raptors fans show Kawhi the love in his return to Toronto

Leonard receives championship ring, leads new club to win

Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days

Canadian flight museum suggests Alex Bahlsen of Mill Bay died in Tuesday’s crash

Vandalism closes public washrooms in Penticton’s Okanagan Lake Park indefinitely

A post by the city’s Facebook said the damage is ‘quite extensive’

RCMP uncover meth in arrest of Sicamous woman linked to alleged pellet gun shooting

Police say methamphetamine and other drugs found in car driven by suspect

Disturbing find: Shuswap family seeking Christmas tree locates several animal carcasses

Black bear, a coyote and five deer found dumped in gravel pit west of Salmon Arm

Pawsative Pups: Help your dog love their crate

Lisa Davies is a new columnist for Black Press who writes about dog training

Spark Joy: The art of giving and receiving

Barb and Wendy at Simply Spark Joy help you to create a clutter free home on the Black Press Media

Coldstream surf shop welcomes winter with paddle

Winter Chill event Saturday, Dec. 21, on Kal Lake is ‘food’-raiser for food bank

Most Read