Public Art

Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibit

Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton for one year. Look for them along the Okanagan Lake waterfront, downtown and in the Front Street roundabout.

Call for Artists

Applications are now open for the 2021 exhibit.  You can review the General Terms and Conditions for calls for artists. Please apply using the Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition 2021 Application Form.

Public Art Map

Explore permanent and leased outdoor sculptures around Penticton through this virtual map.

2020 Public Sculpture Exhibit

Six artists were selected to display their works in the 2020 Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibit, which will be on display until the end of April 2021. A jury made up of members of the City’s Arts Creative and Cultural Innovations Committee and community representatives reviewed submissions and chose the following artists and sculptures:

  • Fred Dobbs (Sidney, BC) “The Raven's Key”
  • David Hunwick (Victoria, BC) “Dreams Can Come True”
  • Trinita Waller (East Sooke) “Salmon Cycle”
  • Paul Reimer (Cranbrook, BC) “Breakwater”
  • Kent LaForme (Victoria, BC) “Peekaboo & Waterfeather”
  • Karl Mattson (Rolla, BC) “Lost”

The selected artists work with a wide range of media from stone to salvaged metal and their influences range from social connectedness to the natural beauty of the BC wilderness.

Read more about the artists and view a map of the sculpture locations.

Previous Sculpture Exhibits

Permanent installations

While walking through Penticton, be sure to keep an eye out for these permanent art installations.

  • ‘Romp’ - Fahcheong Chon (Merritt, BC) – Okanagan Lake
  • 'Kokanee/En-tt-tuek' - Jon Barlow-Hudson (USA) - Westminster Ave at Penticton Creek
  • ‘Growing Stone’ – Yoshio Yagi (Japan) – Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
  • 'Penticton Ancestors' - Michael Dennis (Denman Island, BC) - Okanagan Lake Park
  • ‘Who’s in Charge?’ – Pat Field (OK Falls, BC) – Commissioned by Penticton Lakeside Resort
  • Kokanee River Rock Fountain
  • Tribute to the 1955 World Champions, Penticton Vees – Gerhard Moser (Penticton, BC) – Vees Drive traffic circle
  • Canada 150 Mural Mosaic – Penticton Community Centre
  • 'Mother Earth' - Petronella van den Berg (Nova Scotia) - Lakawana Park
  • 'Maggie Mustangs' - Gerhard Moser (Penticton, BC) Princess Margaret High Schoool
  • 'Sharks' - Gerhard Moser (Penticton, BC) - Skaha Lake Middle School
  • 'Breakthrough' - Leta Shores (Oliver, BC) - Penticton Art Gallery
  • 'Mocking Life in an Orange Bush' - Michael Hermesh (Summerland, BC) - Lloyd Gallery, Front St
  • 'Bear and 3 Heron' - Jean Ouellon (Kaleden, BC) - Penticton Regional Hospital Entry
  • 'Helping Hand' - David Jacob Harder (Kelowna, BC) - Valley First Bank, Main St

 

Contact Us

For purchase or lease inquiries, please email ask@penticton.ca.

General exhibit inquiries can be directed to the Arts, Creative and Cultural Innovations Committee secretary: committees@penticton.ca or 250-490-2406.