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Birgit Schertel

It is with a heavy heart that we pass this along.
Birgit was a lovely, vibrant personality who graced us with her presence at the Leir House and Arts Council for 7 years. She will be greatly missed.

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3rd Annual Arts Awards

Nominations are now open for the 3rd Annual Arts Awards.
The Penticton Arts Council is launching its 3rd annual Arts Awards! This is an annual celebration recognizing award winners 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 their significant contributions and for exceptional support of arts and culture in the Penticton and District area.
Nominations are open to all ages, to anyone who resides, or gives/receives instruction/training in Penticton, Naramata, OK Falls and Kaleden.
Arts Categories:
Aboriginal Arts Excellence Award: – multi-disciplinary
Arts Educator: a teacher in any context, public school, community
Dance: individual performers, choreographers, companies
Design: fashion, jewellery, furniture
Graphic Arts: advertising, web design, commercial graphics
Literary Arts: fiction, non-fiction, news, weblogs, poetry
Media Arts: film, video, animation
Music: singing, song writing, instrumentation, composing, performance
Supporter of the Arts: through financial, volunteer or other significant contribution
Theatre: producer, director, actor, company
Visual Arts: all forms and types of visual arts
Youth: 19 and under - one award will be given in any of the above categories
Aboriginal Youth 19 and under – one award will be given in any of the above categories
Lifetime Achievement Award – This award will be presented on the basis of overall contributions to the arts in the Penticton Arts Council community. This is not a nomination award
The timelines for the various steps of the nomination process are as follows:
• Call for Nominations opens October 30, 2015
• Deadline for Nominations January 15, 2016
• Presentation of Awards February 18, 2016 Shatford Centre Tickets $20 per person
• To nominate, please click on the button below

Nominate an Artist

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Friends of The Arts

The Penticton & District Community Arts Council is about to celebrate its 55th birthday! To celebrate we are kicking off our “200 Friends of the Arts” campaign. We are hoping to have 200 organizations and or individuals donate $100 each to reach our goal!

The Penticton Arts Council, housed in the Leir House, has been advocating for community arts and culture in Penticton and District area since 1960. Many of our prominent arts organizations have been with the Council for many years: Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton Concert Band, Penticton Kiwanis Music & Dance Festival, Penticton Academy of Music, Many Hats Theatre Group, Penticton Concert Society, Okanagan Symphony, and the Federation of Canadian Artists to name a few.

In 2014, we launched the first Arts Awards. This is an annual celebration in February recognizing award winners 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 their significant contributions and for exceptional support of arts and culture in the Penticton and District area. We are pleased to tell you that we had over 250 attending our 1st and 2nd Arts Awards!

We appreciate all the support we receive from our community yet we continue to face many challenges when it comes to funding, which is what makes everything we do possible. Please consider being one of our
“200 Friends of the Arts” and make a minimum $100 donation to the Penticton Arts Council so that we can continue to deliver the support needed to help community arts and culture thrive in Penticton.



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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.