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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Family Saturdays


Painting Sculpture & installation Truth and Reconciliation Visual arts Youth & teens
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Vernon Public Art Gallery

3228 31st Ave

Vernon, BC


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Join us on the last Saturday of each month, Family Saturdays take place with an art project suitable for both little kids and big kids. Parents/guardians are also encouraged to participate and create their own works of art. The workshop begins promptly at 1 p.m., and families are welcome to stay for the whole session, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., or to depart sooner. All materials required for the workshops are provided. To ensure a space, please pre-register online.

September 30 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Sculpting and Painting

This session will begin with a tour of Bernadette Gregoire’s exhibition, Emerging from the Ashes of an Okanagan Cultural Genocide. This exhibition is about Gregoire reconnecting to her Okanagan heritage. After viewing the exhibition, we will be sculpting animals and creatures that we connect with. We will then paint our creature’s homes and where we think our creature would live.

This session of Family Saturday will be by donation as a Culture Days event!

Please email Sierra at [email protected] with your party name and how many people will be attending.



Vernon Public Art Gallery

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is an important part of cultural tourism in the region, and is a centre for educational and cultural activities in the Okanagan. VPAG presents exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career and established artists working in a variety of media, including paintings, sculpture, video and installation art. VPAG is the largest public gallery in the North Okanagan and offers approximately 20 exhibitions per year for public viewing. The Gallery also offers an Art Rental Program and Gallery Shop. VPAG delivers programming and events for the community including artist talks, film screenings, workshops, and signature events such as Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts, Riot on the Roof and Art After Dark.


The Vernon Public Art Gallery will broaden its connections within the community and become a critically acclaimed regional art gallery.


The VPAG exists to connect our community to the creative presence and possibilities within the visual arts through its exhibitions and activities. (Revised 2009)


The mandate is five-fold:

• to exhibit, collect and preserve local, regional, national and international art of the highest possible standards;

• to promote visual arts in the broader community;

• to provide information, education, challenge and inspiration in the visual arts;

• to encourage appreciation of and participation in the visual arts; and

• to provide a meeting place, facility and institution for the benefit of the citizens of Greater Vernon.

This event is part of a hub:

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Arts Council of the North Okanagan Vernon, BC

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