The Best Places to Buy Art for your Home in Kelowna
Featured Image credit: Jonny Caspari
One of the best parts of home ownership is making the space your own: buying comfortable furniture, welcoming plants, area rugs, and unique pieces of art.
And it’s no secret that the Okanagan is home to a vibrant visual art scene. The works of artists like Ken Gillespie, Robyn Lake, David McLean, Anita Skinner, and Aunaray Clusiau all show off the Okanagan’s inspiring scenery.
From hole-in-the-wall studios to well-established galleries, this post shows you the best places to find original artwork for your Kelowna home.
Image courtesy of Joshua Peters at Hambleton Galleries
Located downtown in Kelowna’s Cultural District, Hambleton Galleries has an extensive collection of original paintings, sculptures, glasswork and ceramics from Canadian artists like Don Berger, Leslie Bolin, and Ronan Boyle. Their entire collection is browsable online, and they offer complimentary art installation and design consultations with free delivery. Hambleton has regularly changing exhibitions of individual artists as well as seasonal showcases featuring several artists from their collection.
1290 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4
Phone: (250) 860-2498
Image courtesy of Marianne at the Tutt Street Gallery
Tutt Street Gallery
Tutt Street Gallery is located in the heart of Kelowna’s vibrant and artsy Pandosy village. Tutt’s finely curated gallery specializes in original contemporary Canadian oil and acrylic paintings.
Featuring works by Terry Ananny, Jane Appleby, and Erica Hawkes, the gallery hosts public, private and corporate art shows, as well as framing, delivery and installation services for Kelowna area residents.
Browse their Tutt’s expertly selected collection online or in person:
3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4
Phone: (250) 861-4992
SOPA Fine Arts
Deborah at SOPA Fine Arts is well-known for her expertise on contemporary art and her ability to turn the art-buying experience from something intimidating into an exciting personal journey. Located in Kelowna’s South Pandosy, SOPA has a selective collection and rotating exhibits beginning the first Thursday of each month.
The finest of modern painting, sculpture and assemblage is displayed at SOPA, whose collection tends towards the abstract. The gallery partners with local, national and international artists, and offers private consultations at your home or office to help you find the best art for your space.
Visit SOPA at:
2934 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9
Phone: (250) 763-5088
Image courtesy of Ken at Gallery 421
Located in the south Pandosy Village, Gallery 421 features a curated collection of over thirty Canadian and international contemporary artists like Les Dunlop, Jonn Einerssen, and Eduard Gurevich. Offering everything from acrylic and oil paintings to sculptures and captivating blown glass pieces, Gallery 421 is a great place to find your next piece of home decor. Gallery 421 also provides art consultations, framing services, Kelowna-wide delivery, and art restoration services.
Find Gallery 421 at:
560 Raymer Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4Z5
Phone: (250) 448-8888
Image courtesy of Niel at Picture Perfect & Perpetual Blooms
Picture Perfect & Perpetual Blooms
Picture Perfect in downtown Kelowna juggles a handful of art-related endeavours: their gallery specializing in Okanagan contemporary art, custom framing services, and beautiful silk flowers from Perpetual Blooms.
Picture Perfect has been in Kelowna for over thirty years and features artists like David Daase, Douglas Morgan, and Jaxon Jurome. Their eclectic art space has everything you need to outfit your Kelowna home with a bit of local flair.
Picture Perfect & Perpetual Blooms
543 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L8
Phone: (250) 763-6966
Karmyc Bazaar is a funky modern art shop in Kelowna’s downtown with a small gallery area displaying work by local painters and sculptors. The shop features the art of over 90 Canadian artists - many of them specific to Kelowna and the Okanagan area. The Karmyc Bazaar carries all kinds of mixed media art, prints, pottery, jewelry, and apparel to round out your collection.
1603 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A8
Phone: (250) 859-4174
Lake Country Artwalk
If you’re looking for a family-friendly event to entertain, experience art, and connect with the Okanagan community, check out the Lake Country ArtWalk festival. This annual art event happens every September at the Lake Country Community Complex, displaying local artists’ work in tandem with live music performances, hands-on art activities for kids, and food from local vendors.
Find out more about the ArtWalk: http://lakecountryartwalk.ca/
Lake Country Community Complex
10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC
Now go enjoy a cultural Saturday afternoon browsing art galleries, meeting the passionate men and women behind the finest collections in town, and find that perfect piece to start a beautiful legacy in your Kelowna home.