Who doesn’t want to look at beautiful things? Downtown Kelowna hosts a vibrant arts culture, houses a number of galleries and public art pieces, and is home to a number of resident artists. Go on, take a walk.
Between Rotary Centre for the Arts and the Kelowna Court House
The Art Walk connects pedestrian traffic through the Cultural District. The grape vines are North American native vitus labrusca. ‘Fruit Stand’, a sculpture grouping of seven fruit forms, benches and apple box mosaics by Glen Andersen and TS Thomas, pays tribute to Kelowna’s agricultural history.
1598 Pandosy St.
Britannia Antiques, Robbie Rare Books and Art Deco Nouveau are all part of the Pulp Fiction Family, which is located on the corner of Pandosy and Lawrence, Downtown Kelowna.
Under the same roof you can wander through a labyrinth of rooms filled with Victorian and Georgian antiques and books collected from around the world.
The walls are lined with Robbie Rare Books collection of old antiques, books and art, clocks, bronze and copper book ends, and rare pieces of art are found throughout the store.
1302 St. Paul St.
The essence is Art and Function in an Architectural context. From paintings and sculptures to designed architectural and functional art, this modern and contemporary art gallery represents emerging and established Okanagan and Canadian artists.
1290 Ellis St.
The Hambleton represents an extraordinary group of leading Canadian Artists whose works presently grace many national and international private and corporate collections.
The gallery carries original paintings, stone sculptures, ceramics and glass works. In addition to our contemporaries, we also specialize in historical Canadian art from acquisition and sales to restoration/conservation and appraisal.
5-375 Bernard Ave.
Within our walls, 9 artists of different disciplines have their studios: musicians, poets, painters and photographers. An undeniable part of heART school’s charm is the buildings inherent features and the way we have dressed them up with color and life.
You won’t find these elements in any other place in the city! Ten foot ceilings with handmade industrial, found-object light fixtures, brightly colored murals on the floors, and large windows are just a few of the first things you notice.
It is a place where people gather to look at art, engage in conversation, and learn from some amazing and creative individuals.
1603 Pandosy St.
Explore a visionary dreamscape, an arts and treasures shop located in the heart of Downtown. This unique store carries artwork from 40 British Columbian artists, ranging from original paintings, to prints, jewelry, clothing, mixed media work, pottery, and more. Housing 3 resident artists within their space and offering studios for them to create in. The community may have the opportunity to see these talented individuals at work when they come in to visit.
1315 Water St.
The Kelowna Art Gallery is located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District. We offer visitors the opportunity to explore changing exhibitions of both historical and contemporary Canadian art in our four gallery spaces, including an outdoor courtyard area. We offer art classes and workshops for adults and teens in the fall and winter, and art camps during spring and summer breaks for children. Our popular Family Sundays offer visitors the chance to get creative with guided hands-on art activities based on a new theme each week, after they get inspired by the current exhibitions on view. The gallery hosts a number of events throughout the year, including artist’s talks, lectures, and panel discussions, fundraisers, community projects, and other special events.
543 Lawrence Ave.
Established in 1982, Picture Perfect is a family owned custom framing and art gallery business located in the heart of Downtown Kelowna. We specialize in original Okanagan artwork, decorator prints, posters and art cards from 19 local artists.
421 Cawston Ave.
The Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) is an architectural gem, built around and over the old Growers Supply agricultural warehouse. Beams, walls and flooring from the original building are still evident. It houses a 326-seat theatre, rehearsal hall, eight artist studios, an art gallery, a dance studio, rentable space and a bistro. The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art also calls the RCA home.
115-1295 Cannery Lane
See emerging artists in action, creating their wonderful artwork in a variety of mediums. View finished works on display and available for purchase in the studios and throughout the gallery space. Share in the creative spirit! Participate in one of the many workshops that are scheduled every month.