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 www.acno.ca.