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May 1 to 27  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Why I Love Canada, a multi-media exhibition by artists aged 15 to 24. 100 works in all media. Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm. Sponsored by Dick and Miki Mann.

May to June The Okanagan Library presents Love is in the Air, artwork by local artist Jadranka Zizak.

May 15 to July 17 North Okanagan Federation of Canadian Artists presents Our Canada Art Show and Sale featuring 28 paintings in a variety of mediums. Vernon Performing Arts Centre Coatcheck Gallery. Open during performances.

May to October  The Arts OnSite with Lady Nature invites all artists in all fields of practice to meet Mondays at 9am to create outdoors in the forest near Sorrento-Blind Bay. Contact joyce@thethirdhouse.ca or visit www.thethirdhouse.ca/theartsonsite/ for more information.

May 18 and 19  Shuswap Theatre presents the Salmon Arm O-Zone Festival Entry Jewel. Performance begins at 7:30pm. Tickets available from Intwined Fibre Arts or online at www.shuswaptheatre.com

May 20 to 26  Shuswap Theatre will host seven Canadian plays in seven days at the 2017 O-Zone Drama Festival. In addition to the performances, enjoy public adjudication immediately after each show, “Coffee Critiques” the next morning, workshops and an Awards Banquet/dance on Saturday, May 27. For a full listing of the plays call 250-832-9283 or visit www.shuswaptheatre.com. Tickets available at Intwined Fibre Arts.

Saturday, May 27 Show your support for Caravan Farm Theatre at Hands Up! Bring your family and friends to our fundraising event of the year and enjoy wagon rides, live music and a Barn Dance. Gates open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7pm. Scotiabank of Salmon Arm will provide matching funds up to $5000. Help us reach that goal!  Book online @ticketseller.ca or by phone 1-866-311-1011. Visit www.caravanfarmtheatre.com

Saturday, May 27  A Canada 150 Art Journal project for artists aged 15 to 24 is available at the Art Gallery for free! A Community Foundations of Canada grant has allowed the Arts Council to offer a workshop to create a stunning art journal and learn art journalling techniques in preparation for a wonderful Canada 150 summer. 5pm to 8pm at the Art Gallery, includes smokie on a bun for supper. Register to secure a spot at sdarts@telus.net.

Saturday, May 27  Shuswap Film Society presents Maudie 5 p.m. and 7:30 pm at the Salmar Classic Theatre. For more information visit  www.shuswapfilm.net

Saturday, May 27  Acoustic Avenue Spring Concert Series presents Green Room Original, deep, primal roots music from two very talented Shuswap artists! 7:30pm at The Handmade Shoppe, in the Old Canadian Tire building.Tickets at Acorn Music, at the door or online https://acousticavenue.tickit.ca.

Sunday, May 28  Celebrate the arrival of spring by attending the 8th Annual High Tea at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. From 1-3pm enjoy an afternoon of antics, music, entertainment, tea and treats – all set in the beautiful surroundings of the Village. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by phone 250-832-5243, or from Askew’s Foods. Seating is limited. For more information www.salmonarmmuseum.org.

May 29 & 30  SAS Sullivan Musical Theatre 11/12 program presents Annie: The Musical. Nightly at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm). Tickets $8 at the door or at the Sullivan office.

Wednesday, May 31  Shuswap Film Society presents Nice People 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre. For more information visit www.shuswapfilm.net

Thursday, June 1  R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum is looking to hire 4 actor/interpreters for this season’s production of Villains and Vittles Dinner Theater. Auditions at 4:00pm in Marjorie’s Tea Room at the Village.  The play is written and directed by Peter Blacklock and depicts the history of Salmon Arm. Bring resumes with head shot and references to the audition and come prepared to show talents in acting, singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument.

Friday, June 2  Acoustic Avenue Spring Concert Series presents Lauren Mann, 2014 CBC Searchlight contest winner. 7:30pm at The Handmade Shoppe, 2090 10th Ave SW, in the Old Canadian Tire building.Tickets available at  Acorn Music at the door or online https://acousticavenue.tickit.ca.

Friday, June 2  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents the opening reception of The Blue Trail, seven artists celebrating Canadian waterways. Live music and refreshments, 7pm to 9pm, everyone welcome, admission by donation. Exhibition runs until July 15. Sponsored by Salmar Community Association and Shuswap Film Society.

June 2 & 3 The Okanagan Potters Association Spring Show & Sale at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, 3800-33rd Street, Vernon. Free admission and parking.

Saturday, June 3  Shuswap Film Society presents A United Kingdom 5:00 pm at the Salmar Classic Theatre. For more information visit  www.shuswapfilm.net

Saturday, June 3  Art Battle in Salmon Arm at the Westgate Public Market, 2090 10th Avenue SW. For tickets, information and painter registration go to artbattle.com

Tuesday, June 6  Shuswap String Orchestra presents an evening of Music
at The Nexus at First (First United Church) 450 Okanagan Avenue SE, Salmon Arm, B.C. 7pm; doors open at 6:30pm. Admission by donation

Thursday, June 8  Art Journal Workshop: The Arts Council is offering a one evening workshop to create a stunning art journal and learn art journalling techniques, 6pm to 9pm at the Art Gallery. Dyeing and stitching will happen, so dress appropriately. Cost is $40, includes all supplies. Register at the Art Gallery.

Friday, June 9  Acoustic Avenue Spring Concert Series presents Don Alder, Winner of the 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol (held in London, UK), 2010 Guitar Superstar contest (LA, USA) and the 2007 International Finger style Championships – all with an acoustic guitar! 7:30pm at The Handmade Shoppe, 2090 10th Ave SW, in the Old Canadian Tire building. Tickets available at Acorn Music, at the door or online https://acousticavenue.tickit.ca.

Tuesday, June 13  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Trader Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. Bring your Artist Trading Cards to trade, or make some more! Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, June 14  The season opener of Wednesday On the Wharf! Come to the gazebo at Marine Park to enjoy the SAS Jackson Jazz and Concert bands. 6:45pm, admission by donation. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, enjoy live music on the lakeshore. Sponsored by Sterling Land Wealth Advisory Group.

Thursday, June 15  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Coffee Break from 2pm to 4pm. Enjoy complimentary locally roasted organic coffee and fresh baked cookies while perusing the exhibition. Artist talks begin at 2:15pm.

Wednesday, June 21  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park featuring the Margit Sky Project. Sponsored by Shuswap Tourism and Dr. Warren Bell.

Wednesday, June 28  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park, featuring Crown the Guilty. Sponsored by Johnston Meier Insurance.

Saturday, July 1  The Art Gallery will be open from 11am to 4pm on Canada Day.

Saturday, July 1  Landmarks of Canada Community Picnic at Canoe Beach. Don’t want to put the family in a car for a road trip? Come to Canoe Beach on Canada Day and tour the country on foot! Make your picnic supper and pick your province, enjoy local music, go for a swim, have some birthday cake and stick around for a few fireworks at 10pm.

Wednesday, July 5  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park, featuring Declan O’Donovan. Sponsored by Toliver Design.

Tuesday, July 11  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Trader Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. Bring your Artist Trading Cards to trade, or make some more! Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, July 12  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park, featuring Chicken-Like Birds. Sponsored by Shuswap Veterinary Clinic.

Wednesday, July 19  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park, with a double feature; Marine & The Specks, and No Mothers. Sponsored by Stella Jones Canada Inc.

July 21 to 23  Theatre on the Edge, Shuswap Theatre’s summer festival of bold and brave theatre, is back. Seven fresh, new 60 minute theatre productions alternate with sets of live music outdoors from noon to night. Buy a pass and immerse yourself in the experience – 14 shows to choose from! Tickets and information at www.shuswaptheatre.com.

Friday, July 21  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents the opening reception of Rolling Stock, an open photography exhibition about graffiti on rail cars. Live music and refreshments, 7pm to 9pm, admission by donation. Exhibition runs until August 26. Sponsored by Drew, Lee-Hai & Associates.

Wednesday, July 26  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park, featuring Devon Coyote. Sponsored by Askew’s Foods.

Wednesday, August 2  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park, featuring Hanne Kah. Sponsored by Chad Eliason, Mortgage Broker.

Tuesday, August 8  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Trader Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. Bring your Artist Trading Cards to trade, or make some more! Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, August 9  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park, featuring Seal Skull Hammer. Sponsored by Tim Horton’s.

Wednesday, August 16  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park, featuring Twin Peaks. Sponsored by Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival.

Thursday, August 17  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Coffee Break from 2pm to 4pm. Enjoy complimentary locally roasted organic coffee and fresh baked cookies while perusing the exhibition.

Wednesday, August 23  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park, featuring Eryn Robertson. Sponsored by Okanagan College.

Wednesday, August 30  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park, with the season finale by the Salmon Armenians. Sponsored by Drew Lee-Hai & Associates.

Friday, September 1  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents the opening reception of Chris Cran, new works. Live music and refreshments, 7pm to 9pm, admission by donation. Exhibition runs until Sept. 30.

Tuesday, September 12  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Trader Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. Bring your Artist Trading Cards to trade, or make some more! Everyone welcome.

Thursday, September 21  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Coffee Break from 2pm to 4pm. Enjoy complimentary locally roasted organic coffee and fresh baked cookies while perusing the exhibition.

Friday, October 6  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents the opening reception of Kanata, new works by aboriginal artists, curated by Aaron Leon. Live music and refreshments, 7pm to 9pm, admission by donation. Exhibition runs until November 10.