Lake Country Art Gallery serves as ArtWalk venue

With ArtWalk's two decade anniversary, the Lake Country Art Gallery is presenting its seventh exhibit this year, It’s About Time.

  • Aug. 25, 2013 9:00 a.m.

In its 20th year, ArtWalk has fast become the Okanagan’s largest art show.

In conjunction with the festival’s two decade anniversary, the Lake Country Art Gallery is presenting its seventh exhibit this year, It’s About Time.

Every year since the Lake Country Art Gallery opened its doors to the public, it has enjoyed the opportunity to play host to one of the art festival’s four main sites.

This year will mark the gallery’s fourth consecutive year as an ArtWalk venue.

“Many artists fastidiously prepare work all year for the two-day event,” said gallery manager Petrina McNeill.  “We’re really quite fortunate we can offer the opportunity for these artists to show all month.”

The exhibit will feature a juried selection of dozens of Okanagan applicants.

Paintings, photographs and sculptures have been dropped off all throughout August for the upcoming exhibit.

“We’re so excited about some of the unexpected submissions,” said McNeill.  “There have been some startling interpretations of the It’s About Time theme.”

“We’ve received some really unexpected applicants, especially from the southern stretches of the Okanagan,” said curator Katie Brennan.  “I’m so excited for this show, the broad theme has certainly curried a new demographic.”

From giant pocket watches to nostalgic portraits to an impressionist’s landscapes capturing sunlight at different times of day, submissions have been incredibly diverse.

It’s About Time opens Sept. 7 with ArtWalk, and will close Sept. 29.  Admission to the gallery is free. The Lake Country Art Gallery is located at 10356A Bottom Wood Lake Rd.  Call (250) 766-1299 or visit lakecountryartgallery.ca.