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Arts, Culture and Heritage
The Okanagan Artists of Canada Society will be hanging their art down the opening aisle of the Village Green Shopping Mall on October 8th. The colourful and varied paintings from more than 35 local talents will greet shoppers until October 29th.
This is the fourth time the mall has generously offered to showcase the non-profit society which is celebrating its 76th anniversary. The OACS had an earlier exhibition this spring, “The Village Green Mall has a real sense of community spirit and has been incredibly supportive. The team there has enthusiastically and actively worked to help make this happen.” show organizer Sharon Bettesworth said. The motto of the group is “Artists Supporting Artists and the Village Green Mall’s kind and generous offer supports this collaborative effort.
The OACS is comprised of 75 talented local artists from Vernon and neighboring locales, and sports a waiting list of many more. It is one of the oldest art societies in the province. The group was formed in 1945 as the Vernon Artist Association and registered under the Societies Act in 1968. After a couple more name changes, the group officially became the Okanagan Artists of Canada Society in 2017.
Besides hosting workshops and demos from visiting and local artists, the OACS also supports student artists in residence at the Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park.
Contact information for the participating artists will be available for those interested in purchasing art work.