Helping Hand Artist Drop In

Date: March 29, 2019 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Residents invited to lend a hand

On March 28, artist David Jacob Harder, will visit a number of locations across the City to talk about the work with citizens and get their suggestions for words to include on his Helping Hand sculpture. Members of the public are invited to drop by the following locations on March 29 to speak with the artist and provide their suggestions.

  • Penticton Art Gallery (10 am to 11 am)
  • Downtown at the corner of Main St. and Westminster Ave. (12 pm to 1 pm)
  • Cannery Brewing (3 pm to 5 pm)

At each event, citizens can write their suggested words on a blue paper hand that will be part of a display at City Hall. Once the words are collected, a shortlist will be created and members of the City’s website will be invited to vote on the final words to be used on the sculpture. The final list will be translated into nsyilxcən (Syilx Okanagan) in collaboration with the Enowkin Centre, as well as some of the languages commonly spoken in Penticton in collaboration with the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services Society (SOICS). Anyone unable to make an event can submit their words through or at City Hall.