3228 - 31 Avenue
British Columbia
V1T 2H3
Phone: (250) 545-3173
Website: http://www.galleries.bc.c

Vernon Public Art Gallery

The Vernon Public Art Gallery traces its roots back to 1945 when a group of citizens banded together to form the Travelling Pictures Committee. Its purpose was to organize and show local and travelling art exhibits.

In 1995, our 50th Anniversary year, the Vernon Public Art Gallery opened its doors in its present location at 3228 31st Ave, in the lower floor of the Parkade Building, downtown Vernon, the Gallery currently has over 5,000 square feet.


1. To exhibit, collect and encourage local, regional, national and international art of the highest possible standards.
2. To provide a meeting place, facility and institution for the benefit of the citizens of the North Okanagan Regional District.
3. To provide information, education and inspiration to the community

 Permanent Collection Highlights (13)

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Permanent Collection

The permanent collection was a selection of visual art by local artists who had gained recognition for their talents outside the community. This collection has been added to over the years with purchases, bequests and donations and now numbers over 557 pieces. Title to the City’s portion of the permanent collection was given over to the Gallery in 1988.

Beginning with ten paintings it has grown to over 500 items and includes the work of many well-known artists such as Allan Brooks, Jack Lee McLean, Henry Glyde.

Exhibitions (3)

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Donations are welcome!

Opening hours

Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Statutory Holidays


The Vernon Public Art Gallery is handicap accessible and offers two exhibition spaces, a resource centre, video and art rental areas, and a gift shop. Public programming has increased to include films and videos, lectures, workshops, an extensive art education program, an expanded exhibition schedule and much more.


For further information on educational services: phone the Gallery at (250) 545 - 3173


The Vernon Public Art Gallery couldn't exist without the help of our Volunteers. We would welcome your assistance in any of the areas listed below. Volunteers are an important part of the smooth and successful operation of the gallery.

For more information, please contact us at 545-3173.