No matter the time of year, there is always something happening in Penticton. Home to over 30 annual major events and festivals, there is a variety to experience from cultural showcases, world-class sporting events, beer and wine festivals, live entertainment, seasonal fairs and so much more. Check out the events list below.
Nature Explorers / Creative Kids Summer Art Camps
Creative Kids is a 9 week summer program hosted by the gallery, made possible by funding from Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs. Each week offers a fun and interactive program of independent and collaborative activities. Each participant will be provided with hands-on instruction and a wide range of fun projects which explore drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture with activities taking place both in the Gallery and in surrounding recreational areas.
All of our Summer Art Camps are full! Camps are currently limited to 10 children in order to promote social distancing while adhering to provincial health rules and regulations. Over the course of the summer, restrictions may ease. In the event that this does occur, we have a Wait List for Summer Art Camps. Please call us at (250)-493-2928 or pop into the Gallery to add your child to the list!
Ages 6 – 12 | Monday to Friday (July + August 2020) | 9:00am–3:00pm
Week 3 Monday, July 20th to Friday, July 24th
NATURE EXPLORERS – SOLD OUT
From Emily Carr’s forests to Ted Harrison’s colourful skies, be inspired as you create your own art based on the natural environment.
Week 4 Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st
CONTEMPORARIUM – SOLD OUT
Join in the fun as we explore Keith Haring’s dancing figures, Damien Hirst’s polka dot paintings and Jeff Koon’s balloon animals. We will paint, draw and sculpt our way back into the 1980’s!
Week 5 Tuesday, August 4th to Friday, August 7th
TREASURES FROM THE PAST – SOLD OUT
It’s time to get creative as we dig up past forms of artistic expression. Design cave paintings, create dinosaur fossils and learn about the history of ancient Egyptian art.
Week 6 Monday, August 10th to Friday, August 14th
ICONIC COMICS – SOLD OUT
Join us as we look at the history of comics. We will examine Manga, newspaper comic strips, Pop Art, and enter into the Marvel Universe.
Week 7 Monday, August 17th to Friday, August 21st
SPACE RACE -SOLD OUT
Let’s explore the history of space travel and science fiction from the Atomic Age to present day!
Week 8 Monday, August 24th to Friday, August 28th
ANIMATION CREATION – SOLD OUT
Familiar faces and new creations are what this week is about! Come learn the art of cartoon drawing and learn to create some of your very own characters!
Week 9 Monday, August 31st to Friday, September 4th
THE ANCIENTS – SOLD OUT
Travel back in time to ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China!
Full Weeks | PAG Members $150/week | Non-Members $165/week
Short Weeks | PAG Members $130/week | Non-members $150/week
Limited drop in spots available for $45 per day