The Vernon Public Art Gallery is shining light on a new urban creative community movement with its first Art After Dark party, Friday, Oct. 3.
Planned to take place three times a year, Art After Dark is designed to cultivate the creative community in Vernon by offering a venue for art, food, drinks, live music and hands-on art activities while showcasing its current exhibitions all in one evening.
The first event of its kind in Vernon, Art After Dark allows adults to enjoy a soirée-style party while having the opportunity to get involved in collaborative art activities for all skill levels, said Dauna Kennedy Grant, executive director at the VPAG.
“This event is designed to encourage people to come to the gallery and experience art in a relaxed and fun environment,” she said. “This is a fabulous way to spend a Friday night out on the town with friends while enjoying a cocktail or glass of wine, live music and much more.”
The art activities offered are tied into the themes of the VPAG’s current exhibitions. Guests can also enjoy live music with Tristan Charbonneau, complimentary appetizers, and a cash bar offering beer, wine and cocktails.
Triumph Coffee will also be at the event, serving up pour-over (hand-drip) coffees.
Art After Dark is sponsored by title sponsor Woolley & Co. Barristers & Solicitors, and Sun FM.
Tickets for the event, which runs from 7:30 to 11 p.m., are $15 each available at Triumph Coffee (cash only), online at www.vernonpublicartgallery.com or at the Vernon Public Art Gallery (cash, debit and credit cards), located under the downtown parkade on 31st Avenue.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.