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Waking up the Paint with Alex Fong

Alex Fong is a Kelowna based watermedia artist whose playful paintings stir the imagination with a kaleidoscope of light and colour. He is a staple amongst the artists in the Okanagan - known for his whimsical paintings, contributions to the Valley's wine industry, and charitable organizations. Alex is also a frequent visiting artist at Opus, conducting demonstrations primarily at Opus Kelowna....Read more

Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge 2015

THANK YOU to the 949 artists of all ages who challenged themselves to capture the beauty of nature, urban life, and their imaginations in our 4th Annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge, held at all six Opus locations across BC on Sunday, May 10th, 2015....Read more

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The Life in Bhubaneswar - Works by Taiga Chiba

Opening reception on Friday, July 10, 3-6pm. Artist will be in attendance.

I often find beauty in overlooked areas. Everybody notices the big flower, but beauty is often not obvious. I don’t look for beauty – it finds me and because it is my discovery, it becomes part of myself.1 – Taiga Chiba...Read more

Third annual Circle Craft & Craft Council outdoor Summer Market

Once again, craft seekers will be able to peruse beautiful craft as well as the scenic beauty of the North Shore Mountains and Burrard Inlet. Exhibitors comprise BC’s finest craftspeople as well as special out of province guests. 89 exhibitors include Yapes Paints, fiveleft leather, Corrine Hunt, Chloe Angus Design, Adhesive Clothing, Mally Designs, North Arm Knives, Zero Avenue, Sophia Clay Art, Minori Takagi, Andrew Riddle, Illuminati Glassworks, Joanna Lovett Sterling, K-O.ME, and many more!

Attendees will find fine work in clay, glass, leather, metal, fibre, and wood, as well as clothing for children and adults, jewellery, fashion accessories, home décor items, and visual arts....Read more