Pecha Kucha Speaker Night

Event Dates:
  • Thu September 21, 2017 6:00 PM
  • Event Cost: 10


The painter Vincent Van Gogh once said of art, “I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” So are many artists calling Penticton and the Okanagan home. But, even in a land bursting with beauty and inspiration, just surviving here as an artist can be a precarious proposition.

In Volume 9 of Pecha Kucha Penticton’s popular speaker series – kicking off the inaugural Arts Rising Festival Sept. 21-24 – creators share their thoughts on the future of the arts in Penticton.

They’ll tell us what it takes to succeed in the arts here and what changes are needed to make this community a better canvas in order for artists of all kinds to showcase their creativity. Speakers include Penticton Art Gallery Director Paul Crawford, Kindrie Grove and Renee Matheson of Matheson and Grove Fine Art Gallery, Tumbleweed Gallery’s Prema Harris, Naramata artist Julie Mai and more.

Pecha Kucha – which is Japanese for “chit-chat” is a speaker series that originated in Tokyo in 2003. It has since grown into an international speaker series in 900 cities. Based on a simple format: 20 images x 20 seconds, presenters get 6 minutes and 40 seconds to share their story in an engaging slide-show format.

Held four times a year in Penticton, this popular not-for-profit series brings together a diverse range of Okanagan thinkers and doers.

Event Details:

Time: Doors open 6:00pm. First presentation at 7:00 p.m. Come early to get a seat.

Tickets: $10 available at Cannery Brewing, Cowork Penticton (129 Nanaimo Ave West) and

After party with Animals in Motion at Craft Corner Kitchen, 557 Main St. $5 with Pecha Kucha ticket or stamp.

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