The Okanagan’s natural beauty inspires its artisans and there is no shortage of talent in West Kelowna and Westbank. From the cultural expressions and stories of the First Nation sculptures to vineyard inspired paintings and outdoor musical performances, we invite you to meet and experience our talented creative community.
We do our music ‘Okanagan style’ on the Westside - that is, outdoors with the spectacular scenic lake and mountains a backdrop. There is a little something for everyone, with Aboriginal drumming and lively musical concerts during Westside Daze and to summertime ‘Music in the Park’ performances. For a truly memorable experience, take in one of Mission Hill Family Estate winery’s sophisticated and grand outdoor music concerts which take place in an amphitheatre style setting overlooking Lake Okanagan. The ‘Music in the Park’ series runs from 7pm-9pm each Friday night in Memorial Park, beginning July 6th.
Artisans & Studios
Many an artist has been inspired by the rolling hills of vineyards and orchards with their talents being found in galleries and homes around the world. Visitors are welcome to stop by one of our many studios and galleries to view the works of our artisans. The public library also showcases the works of local artists and in August each year ‘Art in the Park’ takes place, in celebration of our Westside art scene. ‘Art in the Park’ takes place on August 11th at Quails’ Gate and August 18th at Rotary Park.
Sculptures & Murals
In 2002 the Okanagan Thompson International Sculptural Symposium was held and some of the original pieces of artwork remain in our community. Several additional sculptures and murals have been added since then, many of which depict our First Nation culture and heritage.