Jenny Long with Robin Robertson

Time to tour Penticton’s art galleries

Tag(s): Living Here, Love Local

Here in Penticton, we may be small in size, but our appreciation of art is mighty. Downtown Penticton is home to numerous galleries to explore. View the works of local artists. Learn about the arts community. Be inspired. Introduce your kids to a new passion.

And now, let’s tour.

Penticton Art Gallery

The gallery has 18 exhibitions a year and features the best in regional, national, and international art. The Penticton Art Gallery's Permanent Collection consists of over 2,500 works of art that is held in trust for the citizens of Penticton. They also host regularly scheduled outreach and educational programs. Visit their website for more information about the gallery and its exhibitions.

The Lloyd Gallery

The Lloyd Gallery represents more than 40 Canadian artists. Their philosophy is to make art accessible to everyone.

The Long Gallery + Studios

This contemporary art gallery features works from local artists as well as select B.C. artists and is home to multiple full-time artist studios. Their exhibition schedule presents rotating shows throughout the year, including the owners’ work and that of all represented artists. Visit their website to find out more. 

Matheson & Grove Fine Art Gallery

This gallery showcases local artists and offers on-site studio space. Visit their website or Facebook page to learn more about the artists, latest displays and upcoming art classes.

Tumbleweed Gallery

This artist-run gallery features unusual and inspiring works of art from local artists. The Main Street gallery also offers framing services and advice. Visit their website for further details.

Art Up Studios

This shared studio and creative space on Ellis Street features a community of artists “living their dream making art,” according to their Facebook page. It’s about “collaborating, inspiring, working independently, yet contributing to a sense of community.”

So, if you haven’t visited lately, here’s your chance to check out some beautiful art and maybe pick up a one-of-a-kind gift. Visit their Facebook page for more details.  Also, if you’re an artist looking for space to create, contact them for details.

Cormier’s Studio

This home gallery on Vancouver Avenue features the art of Lawrence Cormier & Kena Cumming Cormier. Lawrence sculpts steel and Kena paints bright, whimsical “out of the box” wall art. They both create fun, colourful fused glass sculptures for the home, office or garden.  Visit their website for further details.

Picture This!

Browse the gallery for original art on display by local artists. In addition to the gallery, this business has a full workshop for your picture framing needs. Find out more on their Facebook page.

Rasha Tattoo & Gallery

Rasha has been tattooing for almost 20 years, with his latest works on display in the gallery on site of his tattoo studio. He also specializes in custom designs on canvas, wood, painting, wall murals, glass etching and wood engraving.  Find out more on their website and Facebook page.

The Bench Market

Pop in to the Bench Market on Vancouver Hill for a coffee and a bite to eat, perhaps pre- or post-KVR walk or ride. The walls display the works of local artists.

Morticia Bloom

In addition to plants, this Main Street shop offers unique gift ideas including artisan décor and jewelry, and carries work by B.C. artists. Visit their Facebook page for details.

Gallery One Twenty-Seven

Enjoy the art of Peggie Collins, including originals, prints and gift items. Many images reflect her journey across Canada in 2018, including bright and colourful scenes featuring the Okanagan and B.C.

Do you have one to add to this list? Tell us about it! Email