Beginning of the sculpture exhibition
For the sixth year in a row, Penticton launched the public sculpture exhibit with multiple new sculptures along its walkways.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the exhibition started practically once again this year with an online mapping tool to see all new public art.
“There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to push us to adapt and to try new ways of providing arts and culture to the people of Penticton,” said Kelsey Johnson, head of Recreation, Arts and Culture. culture in a press release. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to see this program continue and expand with the addition of another piece of art to be seen along the walkway.”
The year-long outdoor sculpture exhibit, located around the Okanagan Lake waterfront and throughout downtown, premiered in 2016.
This year’s exhibition features artists from across British Columbia and Alberta and will run from May 2021 to April 2022.
The sculpture exhibits kicked off on Friday via an updated virtual walking app in place of a traditional walking tour.
“Over the past year with the pandemic, we have realized more than ever the importance of providing arts and culture to our community. Council and I are pleased to see this program being able to continue, virtually, and to see the addition of another sculpture along Lakeshore Drive to broaden the cultural experience for residents, ”added Mayor John Vassilaki.
Residents can use the virtual walking app and find out more about the sculpture program, including artwork from years past, by visiting the city’s website here.