Art after Dark draws attention to Greater Vernon Cultural Centre

Art After Dark is Sept. 28

Art After Dark is a soiree style party designed to cultivate the creative community in Vernon by offering a venue of art, food, drinks, music, and hands-on art activities.

With the referendum nearing, attending Art After Dark is a great way for guests to show they support arts and culture and would like to see a new Greater Vernon Cultural Centre become a reality. Gallery members and non-members are welcome to attend, enjoy a cocktail, make art and talk about the value of such a facility.

“Add your voice for culture. As the voting citizens of Greater Vernon, you have the ability to shape our community, shape our future. Come out to Art After Dark, invite your friends and enjoy the exhibitions after hours. Bring someone new to see what we offer and then open the discussion about how relevant and important it is to build cultural institutions for our community,” said Dauna Kennedy Grant, executive director.

Related: Soirée-style art party fills Vernon Public Art Gallery

Related: Photos – a glimpse of Art After Dark

The event is not about politics, but art can invoke a social commentary and this is the time and place to ask questions on both sides of the spectrum. The Vernon Public Art Gallery is a place where open discussion and expression is encouraged.

Art After Dark will feature music by DJ Chris Antonian, as well as art activities everyone can take part in. There will be appetizers and food tasting available from local community partners The Arcadian Kitchen and Shabbang Curbside Eats and Catering, as well as wine, beer, and a special cocktail drink sponsored by Village Green Liquor Store.

The event will feature a one-time installation of work by Evan Berg and Charles Landa, students in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan. Berg focuses on video and sculpture, while Landa works with animation and photography. The Art After Dark photobooth is always popular for social media users. All of the current exhibitions will be open for guests to peruse as well.

Tickets are $20 each, or $15 for members, available at the Gallery or online Suggested attire for Art After Dark is cocktail party chic.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Entangled gopher snake freed from netting in Coldstream

Local wildlife expert offers a reminder to homeowners following the snake’s rescue

Spallumcheen road blocked following truck collision

Both sides of Salmon River Road have been closed

Two Buddha statues stolen from Vernon yards

One owner said her statue had been left undisturbed for more than 10 years

Water levels starting to recede in Shuswap River

Though a positive trend, City of Enderby high-water restrictions are still in effect

Vernon woman seeks replica of treasured children’s toy

Monique Lee hopes someone has a replica of the Winnie the Pooh toy they’d be willing to part with

VIDEO: B.C. dentist gets grand welcome home after two months in hospital fighting COVID-19

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

‘Like finding a needle in a haystack’: Ancient arrowhead discovered near Williams Lake

The artifact is believed to be from the Nesikip period between 7,500 BP to 6,000 BP

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

Friends, family mourn Salt Spring Island woman killed in suspected murder-suicide

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Jennifer Quesnel’s three sons

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired licence plate

Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam calling for independent investigation

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Most Read