“Penticton is a community that is passionate about the arts and we have seen that ardor on display as some have wondered why the Art Gallery didn’t receive the full amount it requested through the City’s grant program.
“Council and staff make decisions based on the information provided during the application process and in keeping with budget constraints. This year that information suggested a lower financial need for taxpayer support. However, we’re always open to new information and that’s why I am pleased to announce that a delegation from the Penticton Art Gallery, including curator Paul Crawford, will attend the next Committee of the Whole meeting on April 3 at 10 a.m. to provide more details to council and residents directly.
“This will be an opportunity for the Art Gallery to update documentation and for Council to ask detailed questions before any changes – which could impact the budget – are made.”