The gallery may be closed for renovations but you can still check out original art just outside the gallery. The alleyway between the gallery and art house has had many sets of banners and they have just been refreshed. Summer student and recent graduate from the UBCO BFA program Faith Wandler brought together a mix of emerging artists to refresh the Artist's Alley.
“I wanted to give emerging local artists the ability to do whatever they wanted, no restraints or requirements. As emerging artists we are often asked to do work for others, whether it be for school, commissions etc. we have to do what we can to make a living. It is not very often that we are given a paid opportunity to create what we want with no boundaries other than the size of our canvas. This intention has come to life in our Alleyway located in between the Lake Country Art Gallery and ArtHouse. Reawakening the space and giving the community a chance to experience the next generation of artists within the Okanagan.” - Faith Wandler
Lake Country Public Art Gallery Community Engagement Assistant 2021
Check out the Delve-In with details of all the artists participating and their instagram handles. Be sure to pop by & don't forget to share your photos of the work using the hashtag #artistsalley and tag @lakecountryartgallery & @lakecountryarthouse.
Below are resources and links to websites for supporting those wanting to learn more around art and the issues it can raise.
Delve In Guides
Anti-Racist Art Teachers is a website that brings together resources, articles, videos and podcasts, as well as lesson plans, with age appropriate content for elementary, middle and high school students.