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Vernon’s Brandon Schmor headlines a live-streamed broadcast of QUSIC’s LGBT2Q+ Artist Music Series Wednesday, Aug. 5, from the Friends of Dorothy Lounge in Kelowna, starting at 7 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon musician streams live performance

Brandon Schmor is latest in QUSIC’s LGBT2Q+ Artist Music Series this Wednesday, Aug. 5, from Kelowna

Vernon’s Brandon Schmor headlines a live-streamed broadcast of QUSIC’s LGBT2Q+ Artist Music Series Wednesday, Aug. 5, from the Friends of Dorothy Lounge in Kelowna, starting at 7 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)
Artists sought to fill stage time at Vernon theatre

Artists sought to fill stage time at Vernon theatre

COVID-19 impacts Performing Arts Centre regularly scheduled programming

Artists sought to fill stage time at Vernon theatre
Gallery gets creative with Vernon families amid COVID-19

Gallery gets creative with Vernon families amid COVID-19

Family Saturday online event mimics artist Christine Kashuba’s cyanotype process

Gallery gets creative with Vernon families amid COVID-19
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Turkey Fight
Swinging with the Stars- Team Jamela
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Mixoff shakes up Kelowna
Le Cirque De La Nuit in Kelowna
Caravan Farm Theatre artistic director Estelle Shook says the show will go on once it is deemed safe to do so. (Submitted Photo)

Caravan postpones summer show as Spallumcheen theatre takes a loss

Curtain remains closed and fundraiser campaign started to help local farm theatre

Caravan Farm Theatre artistic director Estelle Shook says the show will go on once it is deemed safe to do so. (Submitted Photo)
Lumby art shows heart beyond the mask

Lumby art shows heart beyond the mask

Collection of pandemic quarantine art on display from locals to as far as Newfoundland

Lumby art shows heart beyond the mask
Vernon Public Art Gallery board of directors president Andrew Powell (from left) joins emcees Brian Martin and Camillia Courts for the 2020 virtual edition of the annual Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts event. The 34th annual fundraiser collected $19,000 for the gallery. (Pete Solymosi photo)

Support shown from home at Vernon’s virtual Midsummer’s Eve

Unprecendented event raised more than $19,000 for art gallery

Vernon Public Art Gallery board of directors president Andrew Powell (from left) joins emcees Brian Martin and Camillia Courts for the 2020 virtual edition of the annual Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts event. The 34th annual fundraiser collected $19,000 for the gallery. (Pete Solymosi photo)
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre first closed its doors March 15, 2020, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the centre is looking to reopen for small-scale performances and to provide opportunities for local area talents. (VDPAC - Contributed)

Vernon Performing Arts Centre rolls forward amid COVID-19

VDPAC looks to reopen for small-scale performance and added online opportunities

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre first closed its doors March 15, 2020, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the centre is looking to reopen for small-scale performances and to provide opportunities for local area talents. (VDPAC - Contributed)
Gabriel Newman stands at the gates of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch. (Contributed)

Vernon’s O’Keefe Ranch launches ‘macabre’ summer ghost tours

Gabriel Newman II has run the tours for the last 17 years

Gabriel Newman stands at the gates of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch. (Contributed)
BX Ranch Trail – East Vernon Road Entrance. (Ribbons of Green Trails Society)

Exploring the BX Ranch Trail near Vernon

There’s a new trail in town waiting for you to check out!…

  • Jul 1, 2020
BX Ranch Trail – East Vernon Road Entrance. (Ribbons of Green Trails Society)
Volunteers Karen (from left), Linda and Bev, work to ready the The Village Gallery and Monahsee Arts Council office for reopening July 2, 2020. (Monashee Arts Council photo)

Lumby Art Gallery dusts off from COVID-19 for reopening

Vernon Silver Star Quilters featured in the July exhibit

Volunteers Karen (from left), Linda and Bev, work to ready the The Village Gallery and Monahsee Arts Council office for reopening July 2, 2020. (Monashee Arts Council photo)
Jon Bos Rocks a cul-de-sac in Lake Country June 24, 2020, as part of the Sidewalk Concert series — a modified concert series that adheres to COVID-19 physical distancing regulations. (Contributed)

WATCH: Lake Country brings the show to you with Sidewalk Concert series

The show must go on amid COVID-19 and the District of Lake Country figured out how to do it safely

Jon Bos Rocks a cul-de-sac in Lake Country June 24, 2020, as part of the Sidewalk Concert series — a modified concert series that adheres to COVID-19 physical distancing regulations. (Contributed)
Coldstream painter’s art show marks gallery’s 15th year in Vernon

Coldstream painter’s art show marks gallery’s 15th year in Vernon

Kathryn Ross is the featured artist for the month of June at Nadine’s Fine art and Frames

Coldstream painter’s art show marks gallery’s 15th year in Vernon
The Lake Country Art Gallery presents Significance Stares at Me from Everywhere July 4-Aug. 16. (Katherine Coe art)

Significance on display at Lake Country Art Gallery

Local and Vancouver artists come together for exhibit

The Lake Country Art Gallery presents Significance Stares at Me from Everywhere July 4-Aug. 16. (Katherine Coe art)
Ela Mekherjee, a ceramic artist visiting from India, has her work on display June 26-July 2 at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. (Submitted photo)

India artist leaves legacy after Vernon visit cut short by COVID

Clay journals experiences transitioning from winter to spring, on exhibit

Ela Mekherjee, a ceramic artist visiting from India, has her work on display June 26-July 2 at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. (Submitted photo)
Downtown Vernon mural tours are back for the summer, running twice weekly from the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. (GVMA photo)

Mural tours return to downtown Vernon

Museum guides offering even more history of the area

Downtown Vernon mural tours are back for the summer, running twice weekly from the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. (GVMA photo)
Okanagan singer’s country hit goes viral

Okanagan singer’s country hit goes viral

Clark W. a Canadian sensation for his latest patriotic hit

Okanagan singer’s country hit goes viral
Vernon’s own Andrew Allen joins Songwriter’s Circle

Vernon’s own Andrew Allen joins Songwriter’s Circle

Folk-Roots Society presents online show in lieu of live shows cancelled by COVID-19

Vernon’s own Andrew Allen joins Songwriter’s Circle
Shuswap band The News will kick off the 2020 Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Valley First Music in the Park series Friday, June 26, 7 p.m., at Armstrong’s Memorial Park with special COVID-19 rules in effect, and a limit of 50 people from Armstrong-Spallumcheen only in the audience. All concerts are being live-streamed through the Chamber’s Facebook page. (Photo submitted)

The News headlines Armstrong Spallumcheen Music in Park series

Shuswap band to kick off summer-long series limited in-person to Armstrong-Spall residents

Shuswap band The News will kick off the 2020 Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Valley First Music in the Park series Friday, June 26, 7 p.m., at Armstrong’s Memorial Park with special COVID-19 rules in effect, and a limit of 50 people from Armstrong-Spallumcheen only in the audience. All concerts are being live-streamed through the Chamber’s Facebook page. (Photo submitted)
Dania Tomlinson’s novel, Our Animal Hearts, plumbs the depths of Okanagan Lake in the second book club pick. (Submitted Photo)

Ogopogo tales told from Okanagan shores in novel

Online book club plumbs the deaths of Okanagan Lake

Dania Tomlinson’s novel, Our Animal Hearts, plumbs the depths of Okanagan Lake in the second book club pick. (Submitted Photo)
Joel, 38, has been in and out of homeless shelters for the last eight years, but says music helps heal him in troubled times. (Turning Points Collaborative photo)

Piano man lights up Vernon streets

Downtown instrument back on the 30th Avenue block

Joel, 38, has been in and out of homeless shelters for the last eight years, but says music helps heal him in troubled times. (Turning Points Collaborative photo)