Posts by Quinn Best

Lake Latte – The Ogopogo Makes a Splash!

So I must say that this was the best part of my day. You know, one thing you have to love about AOK is that we have so many unique and wonderful creative people. This is just a little taste of how awesome it really is. Our friends at Blendz downtown created this latte’ art.

Spring 2011 FABULOUS FINDS show!

Spring has sprung…

This event last year was so much fun! Spring is here and if you are needing a reason to get out of the house (avoid cleaning) and meet some great Okanagan based buisnesses and crafters, then come check this out!

“Fabulous Finds” Artisans and Collectors show at Summerhill Winery! This is a unique show promoting local artisans and vintage collectors in a great environment where customers can enjoy organic wine while they shop.

FREE ADMISSION!

FABULOUS FINDS – Artisan and Collector’s show

Friday March 25th 4pm to 9pm

Saturday March 26th 10am to 4pm

Where: Summerhill Winery 4870 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna

Check out the Facebook event: here

 

PechaKucha Night is announced in Kelowna!

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.
It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

For more information check out: http://www.pecha-kucha.org

Venue: The Habitat (248 Leon Ave, Kelowna BC, 250-763-9674

Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm

Cost: FREE

InPrint: Conduit has Almost Arrived!

Conduit is in partnership with the En’ Owkin Centre and Okanagan Greens Society for the second year to put on a local festival called Ecotone. This event is a live showcase of over 100 emerging and established artists, featuring installation art, sculpture, graffiti art, eco-activism, crafts, musical performances, poetry reading, fire spinning, and story telling.

This is the 4th annual festival that the collective has organized, and was created for the purpose of being a grassroots co-operative community co-venture to support and nurture the Okanagan’s creative business community and burgeoning arts scene.

In 2007 the Cakewalk Collective worked in partnership with the City of Kelowna and the Cultural District partners to celebrate and showcase the talented artistic community of Kelowna. The event has transformed over the last 4 years to become what it is today; Ecotone.

Music performances will include: Yukon Blonde, Dalas Arcand, Felt Seams, there will also be an open mic along with many other performers…too many to list! There will be original art work on display all around the centre by a number of artists including, Don Elzer, Jordan and David Doody, Meghan Wise, Malcolm Eidse and Brittany Falk just to name a few. The corridors will be filled with tables featuring local crafters wares including Curio Designs, Blowfish Glassworks, Leftover Hippies, and many, many more.

The event will also feature local and organic fair including delicious morsels prepared by Chef Grant Dumontreuil, as well as organic wine from Summerhill, organic beer from Crannog Ales and organic Mead from Meadow Vista.

This event designed to harness a great amount and diversity of creativity is not to be missed!

Ecotone All Ages festival will run from 4pm to 2am on Saturday February 5, 2011 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave. Minimum donation $10 at the door…or whatever you are willing to pay to support! All proceeds will go through the Okanagan Greens Society to contributing artists.

Devon Bjarnason Realeases New EP!

This this has been a long time coming and we are proud to share with you this new EP.

Devon Bjarnason, the berber box, the major custom, the takamine, the washburn, the fender lap steel, the wissenborn, the ibanez, the silvertone and whatever else makes noise…

Please take a moment a take a listen: Support your local music!

Lee + Michele – A Lucha Libre Wedding

Need more examples of how Awesome the Okanagan is? Tim Feeny has actually filmed and documented footage.