Call to artists to participate in the 5th Okanagan Valley Art Fair at the Shatford!

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Dear Artist,

We are very pleased to announce that the Okanagan Valley Art Fair will be presented by the Okanagan School of the Arts in Penticton and I am happy to assist them in planning this fifth annual event. I am excited by the facilities, the promotion potential and the resources and hope that you will be also.

The Okanagan Valley Art Fait will take place from 5 – 9 pm on May 5th & from 10 am to 4 pm on May 6th, 2018 at the Shatford Centre, the home of the Okanagan School of the Arts at 760 Main Street in Penticton. The Shatford Centre is a heritage building of 30,000 square feet that is on the Penticton Secondary School’s campus. Set up will be from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday and the show will start at 5 pm with a reception with wine and refreshments available for purchase for those attending.

Booth spaces will be  available at a cost of $150, on a first come, first serve basis. Up to three artists are able to share one space, if needed. As in the past, the host of the event will look after all transactions and keep 15 per cent of sales. The artist is responsible to set up their own displays and provide their own equipment. You will be supplied with up to two chairs per space and tables can be rented at a cost of $10 each..Payment for booth spaces needs to be received by February 28th, 2018. If you wish to see the venue in advance please drop by.

Proceeds will be going to support the Okanagan School of the Arts with their programs for all ages and stages of artists and is operated year round.

If you have questions please email me at bill@everdenrust or the Shatford Centre at

In the past spaces have gone quickly so please let us know if you are interested. We hope to have artists from the whole Okanagan Valley displaying their art work at this event.

If you know of any other artists who might be interested, please forward this letter to them.


Bill Everden
Chair, Okanagan Art Fair
Okanagan School of the Arts, Shatford Centre
760 Main Street, Penticton, BC  V2A 5E2

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