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Kelowna Art Gallery

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

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2016
Firegirl509
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Saskatoon, Canada
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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! :)

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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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Thank rhstocks188
Canada
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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.

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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

It is not very big. It was fine since we did not pay to get in. The outside of the building was interesting.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Thursdays are free admission which is really nice! It's a small gallery, and so you can likely be in an out within an hour. Something I really liked was the posting area, where people can take a black card and with white pencil write or draw something about art. I enjoy these sorts of things, and I think it's a... More 

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Thank BeckyBeeWhoTravels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

The Kelowna Art gallery is a great place to visit! Always great exhibits displayed. :) I saw the famous group of 7 and it contained a lot of Canadian talent.

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