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Kelowna Art Gallery

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Address: 1315 Water St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9R3, Canada
Phone Number: 250-762-2226
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District, the Kelowna Art...

Located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District, the Kelowna Art Gallery is the leading public art gallery in the Central Okanagan and is among the most respected in Western Canada. Over 700 works comprise the Gallery’s permanent collection, most by contemporary Canadian artists, with a focus on BC and Okanagan artists. Committed to providing public access to the visual arts, the Kelowna Art Gallery offers a wide variety of exhibitions, art classes, workshops, art camps, lectures, and events for people of all ages. The Gallery also serves as a gathering place for the community at large, and is frequently the site of both public and private special events.

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Great value on a Thursday

To be fair, this is the first time visiting the KAG. While regular admission is only $5 for an adult, I am glad that I arrived on a Thursday, when the admission fee is waived... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be fair, this is the first time visiting the KAG. While regular admission is only $5 for an adult, I am glad that I arrived on a Thursday, when the admission fee is waived. There were a couple of exhibits that were a tad odd- Wally Dugs and For All is for Yourself. However, Grapes and Tortillas was an... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting display but very sparse. The major exhibit was a collection of photos of local migrate Mexican workers with their thoughts on being in Canada. It was rather repetitious but endearing as well.

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Cadboro Bay
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How can it be that a city this size has such an empty art gallery!! We never find anything of note on display! The Vernon Art Gallery actually gets the Grad Show from the Kelowna Art students! Not sure what goes on at KAG but "not much" comes to mind. We were there recently, it had one art display and... More 

Thank Maxcontax
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Small gallery with free entrance on Thursdays! Open, airy, but quaint. The exhibits change frequently enough, and are always feature lesser known artists. There's also an interactive room -- great for kids!

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Always love to visit Art Galleries on their free or discounted nights. Apparently Thursday is that day for the Kelowna Art Gallery. Unfortunately, the main exhibit hall was being utilized for a private function and we missed a whole section of the gallery :( This is a very small gallery and really takes approximately 30 minutes. They are showing an... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We stopped in here as something to do for an afternoon....I bought two hours of parking, but all we needed was 30 minutes. Tiny gallery, but well presented. I enjoyed the members showings the most. $5 entrance fee, but if you go Thursday's it's free. I'd recommend a Thursday visit! :)

Thank Firegirl509
Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We went to opening night of an exhibition of artist members of the art gallery, It was a classy event with food, wine, music and very good art. We were glad we went.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Some of the art was good but the majority was not in our opinion. Good that admission was by donation. We donated the value we viewed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Small but sometimes have some interesting displays or activities. Go on Thursday for free admission.

Thank Barb S
Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Been here a few times. Keep waiting to see more from this place. If you have kids its a great place because you can bring them here on the weekend to do some painting but exhibit wise they are lacking. If you are visiting Kelowna and you live in a big city you may be disappointed.

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