Long known as a desirable venue for weddings, celebrations and recreational activities, Paddlewheel Park can now add art destination to its identity.
The inaugural Art at Paddlewheel Park exhibition and sale is opening for one day only, Sunday, at the historic and rebuilt hall that sits alongside the park on Okanagan Lake.
“The Okanagan Landing Community Association has been very active in encouraging the use of the hall and park as a recreational, cultural and historical facility and this art show is one of their first ever ventures into the artistic realm,” reads a press release from the art show organizers.
The show will feature artists from the Okanagan Artists of Canada, along with guest artists from Okanagan Landing and other local artists, who have painted many beautiful scenes of the Valley.
Also included will be a selection of smaller paintings called One Hundred Paintings Under One Hundred Dollars (yes, that means each individual painting will cost under $100,) perfect for Christmas gift giving.
Many of the participating artists already have their work displayed in Vernon business storefronts including at Crush Bistro, Vernon Lock and Safe, Brenda Hala Photography, Johnson Insurance, Vernon Shoes, Electric Paper Company, Breathe Wellness Centre, Kal Tire, Nadine’s Fine Art and Frames, Interior Gift Gallery, and Marlin Travel, as well as at the Vernon library.
Sunday’s Art at Paddlewheel Park goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.