Local Colour & Sound.
No matter what time of the year you visit, you'll find a show, exhibit, festival or cultural event to invigorate your senses.*
Downtown is Kelowna’s most fascinating Cultural District, abounding with studios, galleries, theatres, museums, and outstanding restaurants, and you'll even find a casino.
The Kelowna Art Gallery is located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District and showcases a variety of local, national and international exhibitions. The gallery has a wide selection of public programs for all ages and offers a unique and elegant space as an event venue.
The Rotary Centre for the Arts is also located in the Cultural District and provides space for artists, musicians, dancers and actors to gather, practice and perform. The 332-seat Mary Irwin Theatre, inside the Centre and the 879-seat Kelowna Community Theatre, plays host to artists in the performing and visual arts. Exceptional artwork can also be found in a collection of interesting galleries located beyond the Cultural District.
All around Kelowna, one can find galleries to explore from along Bernard Street to down in the Mission. Head to the edge of town and enjoy indoor and outdoor art by internationally acclaimed artist Geert Maas. Featuring over 350 artworks, sculptures, paintings, and one of the largest collections of bronze sculptures in Canada.
Kelowna is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded tm̓xʷúlaʔxʷ (land) of the syilx/Okanagan people who have resided here since time immemorial