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New Year's New StART

What better way to stART a New Year, than by ringing it in at The Penticton Art Gallery? The Penticton Arts Council and The Penticton Art Gallery cordially invite you to join the party! You'll be in the best of company with many of Penticton's most groovy, talented and creative people. The theme for this party is 1960's lounge and kitsch - so break out your leisure suits, mini-skirts, go-go boots, mop-tops, psychadelic tie-die, rat-pack, surf-duds, hippy-trippy-threads... or whatever else floats your boat. Live music will be provided by Yanti & Co., and DJ Tenacious T will be playing some real boss tunes as well. There will be plenty of delicious appetizers, as well as wine, beer and cocktails-a-go-go at the cash bar. At midnight, the champaign's gonna be a-poppin', and there may even be some fireworks over Okanagan Lake! So get ready to dance some holes in your shoes, ya dig? Don't be a square... just be there! Tickets are available online at Eventbrite A New StART Click Here
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The Penticton Arts Council - 4th Annual Arts Awards!

4th Annual celebration recognizing winning nominees for their outstanding achievement. The arts awards serve to underline the importance of the arts in our communities, and to recognize individuals and organizations for the significant contributions and for their exceptional support of arts and culture in the Penticton and District area. Nominations open until 3pm January 31, 2017.

Nomination Form
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Penticton Arts Council Board 2016/17

Penticton Arts Council is pleased to present the new Board of Directors for 2016/17
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Back row (L to R): Brad Hillis, Dale Boyd, Stephano Liapis, Eric Hanston, Skyler Punnett. Middle row (L to R): Vaelei Walkden-Brown (Executive Director), Laurel Burnham, Yanti Sharples-Rowland, Dennis Gordon Evans, Judy Sentes (City of Penticton liaison), Tim Tweed. Front row (L to R): Kim Russell, Jenny Long, Petra Höller, Nettie Steuernagel.
Amazing things are in store for the Penticton Arts Council - with this many creative and talented people on the board... you better believe it! If you want to become a member or renew your current membership, please visit our offices in the Leir House Cultural Centre during business hours for a membership form.

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Cathy Jones - Star of This Hour Has 22 Minutes

The Penticton & District Community Arts Council is proud to announce our first Fundraiser of the Year! Let us present Cathy Jones in Stranger to Hard Work!

Canadian cultural icon, comedienne and one of the funniest women on television, Cathy Jones, returns to the stage with her third one woman show, Stranger to Hard Work. In this new show Cathy shares her unique perspective on a variety of topics from food to money and the troublesome people in her life. It's a funny, thought provoking look at what she's learned in life so far.

“Jones’ show is a 75 minute bombardment of energy, high spirits and wit” – Stephen Pederson, The Chronicle Herald

Running Time: Approx. 80 min,
No Intermission
Size of Company: 2
Adult Content

Doors open at 6pm | Show at 7pm

Tickets: $48 (General Seating)

Stay after the show for an opportunity to 'mix and mingle' with Cathy Jones!

Tickets available at the Leir House(Penticton Arts Council Office) and at online at eventbrite. Click Here for Tickets

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Mission Statement

The Mission of Penticton & District Community Arts Council is to increase and broaden opportunities for the public enjoyment of and participation in cultural activities, while working closely with all levels of government to address the cultural needs of the Community.