Tours, treats, and art activities offered this Family Day at Kelowna Art Gallery


February 7, 2018 – Kelowna, BC: The Kelowna Art Gallery invites families of all shapes and sizes to join us this Family Day – Monday, February 12, from 10 am to 4 pm for a full day of art activities, family-friendly tours, and special programming for children and adults.

Come in out of the cold and explore the four fascinating exhibitions on view before getting creative with a hands-on art activity.

Two of the shows to see are GWAII HAANAS – Islands and Sacred Sites, which features a gigantic 18-foot-long painting installation that celebrates the ocean, forest, and marine life artist Joice M. Hall saw while being guided around Haida Gwaii; and Viral Objects created by UBC Okanagan students, which features 45 interesting sculptures of household objects, all made out of cardboard.


Young artists can explore the printmaking process and create a fantastic mixed media family tree. Using block printing inks, drawing materials, and vibrant papers, participants can discover new art making methods. Everything needed for the activity will be provided and the Gallery’s helpful staff will be on hand to assist with the activity.

The Gallery’s Art Lab will be open, and will offer a number of self-directed activities, as well as the chance for children and families to “paint a square” and add their creative expression to the community wall mural.

Family-friendly exhibition tours will also be offered throughout the day.


The cost is just $5 per participant, which includes gallery admission, access to all of the art activities, complimentary hot chocolate and treats (as available), and a free family-friendly tour of the exhibitions.

The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water Street in the heart of the Cultural District in downtown Kelowna. For hours of operation, or more information, visit the Kelowna Art Gallery online at or call 250-762-2226.

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