Fall Art Show & Sale
Oliver’s 37th annual Fall Art Show & Sale welcomes art lovers to the multimedia arts event. Photography, fibre art, three-dimensional art, watercolours, oils, acrylics, mixed / other media. The public is invited to vote for their favourites. The Fall Art Show and Sale spans three days, from Friday October 1- to Sunday October 3 at the Quail's Nest Arts Centre, 5840 Airport Street, Oliver. The event shares the same weekend as the Cask and Keg and Festival of the Grape. Admission is by optional donation, entitling you to a chance for one of several door prizes. Many works of art are for sale. Visitors may even meet the artists, and learn a little about their work. Beverages will be served, including wine service. While in Oliver, participate in many of the added attractions on the Fall Festival Weekend: wine tours, live music, pop-up theatrical performances, chef dinners, and more. All current COVID-19 protocols will be observed. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. The exhibit is designed for one-way flow, and physical distancing and capacity limits will be followed.
This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.
Oliver Community Arts Council
The Oliver Community Arts Council (OCAC) has been a hub of artistic activity in Oliver, British Columbia since 1970. The OCAC is a non-profit society and registered its charitable status in September 2006. It is an umbrella group currently representing about 20 non-profit groups and 15 businesses and many individual and family members, including both artist and arts-supporting members. Its talented member groups include fibre and fabric arts, performing groups , various artist collectives and clubs and many community organizations promoting artistic activities. The Oliver Community Arts Council mounts several major public events throughout the year: Wine Capital Art Walk (early May) Celebrate art during the Spring Wine Festival. Stroll downtown businesses, view works of art, watch art in progress, sip local wines. Paintings, fibre arts, photography, sculpture, and other three-dimensional craft on display. Featuring barrel painting by local artists. Sales and draws! Showcase of Talent (early May) Talented local music students perform show pieces from their recent music studies, competitions, and performances. Cheer them on! Featuring the “Petrof” Sutherland Memorial Piano. Bursaries provided by Oliver Kiwanis. Refreshments. Music in the Park (July–August) South Okanagan musical performers entertain at these relaxed outdoor concerts. Jazz, classical, country, pop, gospel, blues, and good ol’ rock and roll – every night is different. Concerts run every Thursday evening during July and August, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Oliver Community Stage. Admission by donation. Bring a lawn chair. Food vendors for your concert picnic, a variety of retail and information booths, and kids activities. Come for the food, stay for the concert, love the sunset! Fall Art Show and Sale (late September or early October) Artists from all media exhibit a veritable harvest of colour and texture on the last weekend of September or the first weekend in October. The art show is held in conjunction with the Festival of the Grape (The date of FOG determines the date of FASS.) Come for the show, sale, reception, and competition for awards in several categories. Admission by donation. Holly Jolly Oliver! (last weekend in November): Local performers set the mood for winter celebrations with festive music, dance and spoken word. Choirs, bands, dance students, instrumentalists, soloists, storytellers, seasonal quizzes, prizes, and lively coverage of upcoming local events will put you in the spirit. CreateAbility (September – May) is a series of art workshops for developmentally (and some physically) challenged adults. Clients of the program choose from several workstations to develop and inspire their creative energies. Painting, printmaking, mixed media, seasonal crafts, costume jewelry, and even some special music workshops!
5840 Airport Street
Enter the main parking lot at the driveway sign. The exhibit is located in the Studio Building.
This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.