Discover the diversity and uniqueness of the area at one of the very best Farmers’ Markets in the region. With over 200 local growers and artisans, we offer everything from fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, crafts, art, gourmet foods, plants, flowers, gifts, and delicious baking. Buskers, live entertainment and children’s activities often add to the cheerful atmosphere. Lively chatter and friendly faces welcome residents and visitors alike. We’re surrounded by tons of free parking so bring the whole family to experience the vibrant colours, fresh flavours, aromatic smells, and fun sounds.
Make It A Fresh Day! @ The Vernon Farmers Market
Vernon Farmers’ Market
3445 43rd Ave
BC [ map
VPAG continues to offer live model drawing sessions for artists. No experience required, just bring your drawing materials of choice, easels are provided. Set to music in a private space, artists are welcome to draw without inhibition. Models are experienced, male and female, nude or draped. Participants must be over the age of 19. Sessions are limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required. $10 for members, $20 for non-members.
Vernon Public Art Gallery
3228 31 Ave
BC [ map
Field of Screams at the Corn Maze! Warning: Not Suitable for Young Children. Come get your scream on at O'Keefe Ranch, $10/person. Call 250-542-7868 for more information.
9380 Hwy 97N
BC [ map
Join us, if you DARE in Fear Factory…the Working Dead. You pay to get in! But, by the time you experience three floors of Zombies, the working dead, and the terror you will be praying to get out! Be prepared to be scared as you experience an authentic Zombie Factory from the laboratory, first aid room, lunch room, corporate board room, factory floor and more. Fear Factory features brand new storylines and scenes as familiar galleries have been transformed beyond recognition into a factory where the employees, zombies, toil away their endless dead days. These all new scenes will be crawling with a talented cast of characters who have been transformed into the “working dead”.
WARNING NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Night time event: Oct 23-26, 29-31 & Nov 1; opens 6pm
Admission: OSC Members $9; Non-Members $10 (+ GST on admissions)
Experience the FUN side of FEAR in the daytime event SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCARE
Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6
BC [ map
Ilyana Martinez is an artist working primarily in painting and drawing from Toronto, Ontario. During her residency, she is staying at the Caetani Centre and working at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre and at various locations around Vernon. Combining watercolour, gouache, ink and pencil, she prefers to work in smaller, intimate formats on paper. Using imagery from the natural world (plants, branches, seeds, rocks, roots, bodies of water) she merges these with images from urban environments (buildings, roads, structures, grids). Layered in with these are depictions from the imagination. Martinez states: “To create my drawings, I play at being an archaeologist, a gardener, a builder, a cartographer. Starting from the unknown, the blank page incites me to explore vague ideas, to plant them in a context, to nurture them, and create systems that give direction. Foundations are laid and elements built up to create illusory communities. As in an archaeological site, things are uncovered and discoveries are made. The urban and the natural combine together and sustain one another. All is transformed as buildings become plants, and seeds sprout structures. Growth and decay have an equal hand. The drawings are a testimony of a voyage with improvisation and chaos. They are maps that echo the importance of drawing as an artistic and personal language. The works also communicate a concern about our tenuous relationship to the environment. A significant part of my studio practice involves a study of the natural world as a starting point: a collection of objects found while walking and hiking such as rocks, pinecones, seeds, leaves, and fragments of roots and branches are examined, sketched, and used directly as sources for the final drawings. Landscapes sketches are also an essential element of the work.
I photograph the landscape on a macro and micro level and use these images as additional sources. The research will enhance my understanding of the topography of the area, an important and unique region of Canada.”
Martinez wishes to bring attention to this essential territory of British Columbia. The works allow the viewer to experience the landscape and in a sense, to take a journey there. They are given a chance to interact with nature in an innovative way, in these tranquil spaces for reflection and meditation. Martinez works as both an individual artist, and as a member of the Z’otz Collective. Locals may remember her works as part of the Z’otz Collective exhibition, Modified Inuition, shown in 2007 at Vertigo Gallery, here in Vernon. She also exhibited at Headbones Gallery when it was located in Toronto several yeas ago. Her works have also been shown internationally in Honduras, Mexico, New York, Guatemala, Croatia, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Italy, and in Canada at many Toronto venues and also at the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina. Martinez graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art & Design, and received an Advanced Visual Studies Certificate, Florence, Italy. She studied design at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and also Yale University, Switzerland, also taking part in the Exchange Program, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, UK.
To view more works by Ilyana please visit http://ilyana-martinez.blogspot.ca This program is generously sponsored in part by a grant from the British Columbia Arts Council. For more information, please contact the Caetani Centre 250-275-1525 (9 am – 1 pm, Mon - Fri.), or visit our website www.caetani.ca.
6700 Old Kamloops Road
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Join us in unravelling our 1923 North Okanagan "Near Murder" Mystery. Be a member of the jury and help to determine the outcome of the trial. Tickets $20; includes appies and refreshments. Limited space so book now!
Vernon Museum & Archives
3009 32nd Avenue Vernon BC [ map