Needs come first

Though I respect Michelle Loughery, I have to disagree with her opinions

Regarding Arts in your Oct. 18 letters, though I respect Michelle Loughery, I have to disagree with her opinions.

I agree art is important, but don’t think each town needs a multimillion dollar facility to display our local talents.

Michelle’s murals are testament to that. We have many small venues that promote local art, and in many ways they are more quaint and appreciated than a large gallery.

A large gallery for the Central Okanagan would be more appreciated and affordable to promote the entire area.

We also have locals who want an expanded airport when we have a great international airport half an hour away.

As for comparing a gallery to the Performing Arts building, that building is well attended and has an income revenue.

We need to better separate our wants and needs.

Dave Tompson

Vernon