SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY- the oook gift guide 2.0 (we found a few more)

oook is a big supporter of our local artists and artisans. So with the Christmas season officially on the horizon, we thought that we would help you find where all to get great LOCALLY made gifts and art made by Okanagan Artists.  We’ve learned about a few more spots for great locally made artistic gifts, so here’s the updated listed.


North – Vernon & Area


Okanagan Artisans – Show & Sale – Nov 25th  & 26th

This sale has been going on for 32 years now – the longest running of its kind in the Okanagan. They offer high-quality, fine arts & crafts show. Hit the link to see all of this years participating artists.


St. Josephs Annual Craft Fair – SALMON ARM, BC NOV 26 & 27

St. Josephs annual craft fair is once again upon us.  Crafters coming from as far as Kelowna/Vernon.


Vernon Public Art Gallery – Members Exhibition – Visual Vernacular – on till  DEC 21

The annual members’ exhibition titled Visual Vernacular will be focused on creating
exhibition opportunities for Gallery members. Artworks will be available for purchase
and 30% of proceeds will in turn support the Vernon Public Art Gallery. This is a great
opportunity to purchase original art as a gift for the holidays!



Artsolutely Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Art Centre – Dec 1st – 23rd

Every year, the Vernon Community Art Centre puts on ARTSOLUTELY, an art show and sale. They have a little bit of practically everything:  paintings and drawings, knitted and woven garments, wood carvings and pottery, jewellery and ornaments, Christmas wreaths, cards and items for the home and MORE!




Shoparama Holiday Gift Sale at the Vernon Recreation Centre  DEC 3 & 4

Susannah Diemer, with her colourful sock monkeys, Mr. Hoots pillows, and other creative gift items, is one of the new vendors at Shoparama Holiday Gift Sale Dec. 3 and 4 at the Vernon Recreation Centre.


Centre – Kelowna & Area


Under 100 Show and Sale at the Lake Country Art Gallery on to DEC 21

This exhibition and sale showcases over 500 pieces of work by forty regional artists’ smallest, original works. Each piece of art is under one hundred inches square and under one hundred dollars! What a deal.


Okanagan Potters Association Winter Kelowna Sale – NOV 26 & 27

The Okanagan Potters Association has been offering work by the Okanagan’s best potters and artisans for over 42 years now.

Carr’s Landing/Okanagan Centre Xmas Show – Dec 3rd & 4th

A number of local artists from Carr’s Landing & Okanagan Centre are hosting a Christmas Art Show at the renovated Okanagan Centre Hall.  Work available includes:  visual art, fabric art jewelery, sculptures, panoramic photographs, books written & illustrated by the artists, along with prints and cards.


Christmas Market + Open House + Art Show @ Bo.ttega Farm Inn DEC 10 & 11

This two day open house will connect you with outstanding local Etsy crafters in our community, such as Sparky Jones, Suzanne Kruse, Rena Warren, Shauna Oddleifson and many more. Artwork from local artists will be on display for sale including John Revill, Alex Fong, Dave Watland, Nikki Balfour, Carrie Harper, and Steve Huculiak.


Divine Expressions – 365 / One Year Open House! DEC 10

Local Artisan and jewelry maven Lisa Brown is hosting a one year celebration of her store Divine Expressions. And buy some ethical bling for someone you love.

Kelowna Museums – Archival Print Sale – DEC 9 & 10

The Okanagan Heritage Museum has hundreds of images of Kelowna’s past; For example, we have historic landscape images, images of historic Downtown Kelowna, old packinghouse crate labels and so much more!  Anyone who comes into the  on those days to purchase a picture from the Kelowna Public Archives can receive up to 25% off their entire order! That includes framing!


South – Penticton & Area


 The Summerland Pleasure Painters present Light Up Art Show and Sale – Nov 25th & 26th


Light Up the Vines! One-of-a-kind Artisan Market NOV 26

Find unique gifts from over 3o talented Okanagan Artisans. Oh also recipe book authors Ricardo Scebba, Judie Steeves and Terry David Mulligan will be on hand with cooking demos from their recipe books.

Summerland Community Arts Council – Seasons Sparkles Christmas Gift Sale NOV 26 – DEC 4

This annual event will offer  paintings, fibre art, pottery, gift cards and more for sale.


Small Wonder: Under $300 Exhibition & Sale @ the Penticton Art Gallery to DEC 24

The Penticton Art Gallery offers the opportunity to purchase unique works of art and fine craft at an affordable price; with each item priced under $300. Give those on your Christmas list something which is not only one-of-a-kind but also a gift which will continue to enrich and enhance the lives of those lucky recipients well beyond the holiday season.


The Golo Art Project Room and Gallery Silent Auction Nov 24th to Dec 17th

The Golo Art Project Room and Gallery (419 Main St., Penticton) is hosting a silent auction from November 24 to December 17. Many of the gallery’s artists have lowered prices on their already very affordable original pieces to give locals a great starting place from which to vie for the top bid.







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