ACNO launches new arts website

The Arts Council of the North Okanagan has announced the launch of a new website to promote artists and organizations.

  • Jun. 28, 2015 2:00 p.m.

The Arts Council of the North Okanagan has announced the launch of a new website dedicated to promote and showcase local arts and cultural groups and organizations.

The need for a dedicated website and online arts and cultural community calendar was directly expressed as a high need during the ACNO group members forum April 30.

Another action that came from the forum was the development of a strategic plan for the arts council.

“The board of directors of the arts council is very excited and pleased to be able to showcase all the wonderful cultural activities and events that take place throughout the year in one easy to navigate website. Our members have been asking for this and we are very pleased with the result. I hope everyone comes out to help us celebrate this accomplishment,” said ACNO president Mary Jo O’Keefe.

The website is designed for easy navigation and arts and cultural groups can easily enter their events and activities into the calendar.

“The website calendar will be a powerful tool for arts groups in choosing a date for their event by checking what activities are planned around the date. This could easily be used for collaboration and partnering opportunities by joining forces to create a larger inclusive event,” said O’Keefe.

The arts council is unveiling the website on Canada Day Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park. The public is invited to interact and see the site on a large TV monitor.

In addition to unveiling the website, the ACNO and VCAC are hosting their Canada Day celebrations, which includes games, activities, face painting and artisan booths from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The new website can be found at


Just Posted

Vernon teams harvest bronze medals

Vernon’s Atom A and C development hockey squads each finish at home tournament

Vernon Panthers shut down South Kamloops

Top-ranked Cats roll to 27-0 victory over Titans at Greater Vernon Athletics Park

Vernon Vipers win fifth straight

Matt Kowalski scores in overtime as Snakes stop Trail Smoke Eaters 3-2 at Kal Tire Place

Rain in forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap region

Mixed bag of clouds, sun and showers forecast for the week ahead

Vernon Lotto 649 ticket matches five of six numbers and bonus

Ticket in Saturday’s draw bought in Vernon and is worth nearly $32,000

Summerland council agrees to 30-year lease with steam railway

Tourist train has been operating as an attraction in Summerland since 1995

Speeding a concern on Summerland streets

Police observe fast motorists in town and on Highway 97

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Canucks hang on for 3-2 win over Rangers in New York

Vancouver scores three times in first period

More beef products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

The food safety watchdog has been investigating possible E. coli 0157:H7

Roads contractor waits for snow removal equipment as winter looms

The newly-hired highway maintenance company serving the region is hitting some bumps… Continue reading

Most Read