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March 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: Sandra Cook

March 2 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm

Sandra Cook is a Kelowna-based visual artist. Her artistic efforts are concerned with growth and self-expression. She creates an experience in a moment of time that is left to stand still.

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April 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: The Kelowna Painters’ Studio Society

April 2 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The Painters’ Studio was formed in Kelowna in 1992, as a new alternative to the established art groups who had lengthy waiting lists for new membership. At its inception, there were seventeen fellow artists working in diverse media, but open to new and innovative approaches to expressing their art.

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Free

EXHIBIT: Steve Austin

April 2 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"I feel our relationship with nature and how we interact with the world around us is able to ground our spirit and perspective in our daily lives." -Steve Austin

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Free

EXHIBIT: Liz VanGolen Vincent

April 3 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"Art allows me to experience the mystery of life. It becomes a communication vehicle for our spirit." -Liz VanGolen Vincent

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Free

EXHIBIT: Art Felt Collaborative, ‘Okanagan Arts Awards Sculptures’

April 3 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The creation of the award sculptures for the 2017 Okanagan Arts Awards, presented by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan came about through a process of both individual and collaborative work that worked to capture the essence of each of the 13 award categories.

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heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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heART Fit is a practice for those seeking a creative lifestyle and improved health through creative relaxation. Open to all ages and levels of experience...

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$15

TEA at High Noon

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A selection of sandwiches and sweet treats made on site by our English cook; tea or coffee as accompaniment.

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$10

Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Explore Your Inner Rhythm. A drum circle allows you to do this in a nonjudgmental environment with friendly people.

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$53

Tap Dance – Beginner (adults, 16+)

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The thing with Tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s very evocative and is one of the greatest feel-good dances you’ll ever encounter. It makes everyone smile. By the end of a couple of classes, you will be able to dance a short, simple routine that will sound ‘right’. You need to start small and quiet, giving great concentration to learning each step well, so it sounds (as well as looks) accurate.

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Free

JAZZ JAM

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Live After 5: JAZZ JAM is open to both players and listeners of all ages. Come by, have some fun and the a chance to meet people in an approachable and relaxed environment.

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Free

School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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With Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette, on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday each month. Open to professors and spectators.

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$5

Salsa Thursdays (Lesson & Dance)

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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For dancers of all skill levels - Beginners Welcome! Includes SALSA lesson & dance - 30 minute lesson with dance to follow.

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May 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: Wayne Wilson

May 2 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"Landscape and panoramic imagery clearly dominate my current art work. For the most part, this grows out of a strong notion that there is something attractively primal in the panoramic format." -Wayne Wilson

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Free

FIRST thursdays in the Cultural District

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Once the centre of the Okanagan Fruit Packing industry, Rotary Centre for the Arts is a hub for cultural activities. Home to a variety of artists and performers, we offer experiences that will appeal to every age and interest.

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$35

Pro-D at the RCA (Ages 5-10)

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Our professional instructors are geared up to keep your youth involved & active in a variety of ways - dance / drama games and art masterpieces, to name a few.

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June 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: The Breastfeeding Art Expo

June 2 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This First-Time-Ever unique exposition explores breastfeeding. The large Expo includes fifteen innovative community art projects where professional artist networked with community partners and project participants.

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Free

EXHIBIT: John Whittall

June 2 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"After retiring I began photographing flowers for a friend and moved on to bugs and anything else I could find in the local area. My focus has been on local Okanagan flora and fauna." -John Whittall

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Free

All Bodies Dance Project

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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All Bodies Dance brings together movers with and without disabilities to explore movement as a means of expression. In this mixed ability dance practice, differences are used as creative strength to create choreography that celebrates diversity and community; exploring choreographic possibilities of wheelchairs, crutches, and canes.

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Free

Creative Aging Day

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join us for the Okanagan's third annual Creative Aging Day (Fri. June 17, 2016) at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Both health educators and community members attend this well received event!

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July 2017
$35

Arts Blast DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Sep 1, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity in Visual Art, Music, Drama and/or Dance. This is a great introduction to visual and performing arts - offered the way you want it - on your schedule!

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$240

Summer Arts Blast Camps (ages 5-12)

July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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These camps are designed for both boys & girls and feature a wide selection of fun and creative art activities – it’s the total Art Blast experience. Allow your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Art, Music, Drama and Dance.

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$95

Summer Arts Blast Camps for PRESCHOOLERS (ages 3-5)

July 10 @ 10:00 am - July 14 @ 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Preschoolers explore the wonders of visual and performing arts. Camps are fun, encouraging, creative and safe experiences for boys and girls. Music and movement are integrated into a dynamic class with children having opportunity to sing, play and use variety of percussion instruments.

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$240

Summer Arts Blast Camps (ages 5-12)

July 17 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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These camps are designed for both boys & girls and feature a wide selection of fun and creative art activities – it’s the total Art Blast experience. Allow your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Art, Music, Drama and Dance.

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$35

RCA Presents: EMBODIMENT III Drag & Burlesque Show

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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EMBODIMENT III is the Okanagan’s biggest and baddest drag and burlesque show. Since its inception in 2013, Embodiment has been known for its cutting-edge performances amongst straight and queer audiences alike.

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August 2017
$95

Summer Arts Blast Camps for PRESCHOOLERS (ages 3-5)

August 21 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Preschoolers explore the wonders of visual and performing arts. Camps are fun, encouraging, creative and safe experiences for boys and girls. Music and movement are integrated into a dynamic class with children having opportunity to sing, play and use variety of percussion instruments.

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September 2017
$39

The Comic Strippers

September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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THE COMIC STRIPPERS A male stripper parody and improv comedy show. Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY

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PARKING : Metered street parking is available outside the centre (free after 5 PM & Sundays). One block south on Ellis Street, parking has been increased at the Library Parkade to 668 spaces, and Memorial Parkade to 519 spaces (opening fall 2016). Parkades are free after 6 PM except during special events. There is an Impark Lot at Prospera Place (access from Water or Cawston) and Impark Lot at the corner of Ellis and Cawston (access from Cawston).

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