Running from March until the end of April, the festival consists of a wide variety of events, talks, workshops, contests and receptions.
Every year, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies collaborates with a number of organizations and venues throughout Kelowna to put on the Spring Festival. Running from March until the end of April, the festival consists of a wide variety of events, talks, workshops, contests and receptions. The Spring Festival covers a wide range of different art forms and practices. The events are hosted in collaboration with students, faculty members, guest artists and community members. The events include spoken word performances, film screenings, guest lectures and art exhibitions showcasing a variety of mediums such as sculpture, photography, painting and drawing.
The events will take place in buildings throughout UBC Okanagan’s campus and at various different participating venues in Kelowna. The venues participating in the Spring Festival include the Okanagan Regional Library, BlackBox Theatre (Kelowna Community Theatre), Okanagan Co-Lab and the Innovation Centre Theatre.
Highlights of the Spring Festival include the Okanagan Short Story Contest Winner Announcement, a Piano Concert by Leopoldo Erice, Pony Cabaret and the Okanagan Student Film Festival.
See the full list of events below and visit the website.
Saturday, March 7 | Creative Days Workshop – Drawing with Patrick Lundeen
Creative and Critical Studies Building, UBCO Campus | noon to 2 p.m.
Monday, March 9 | Visiting Artist Series – Krista Belle Stewart
UNC 106, 3272 University Way, UBCO Campus | 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 |Creative Days Workshop – Creative Writing with Nancy Holmes
Creative and Critical Studies Building, UBCO Campus | 10 a.m. to noon
Thursday, March 25 | Okanagan Short Story Contest Winner Announcement
Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St, Kelowna | 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7 | Piano Concert
University Ballroom (UNC 200) | 1:00 p.m.
Friday, April 10 | Pony Cabaret
BlackBox Theatre (Kelowna Community Theatre) | 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 17 | Draw By Night
Okanagan Co-Lab, 1405 St. Paul Street, Kelowna | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 |Creative Days Workshop – Tour of the BFA Student Exhibition
Creative and Critical studies Building, UBCO Campus | 10 a.m. to noon
Thursday, April 23 | BFA Student Graduating Exhibition Opening Reception
Creative and Critical Studies Building, 1148 Research Road | 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 30 | Okanagan Student Film Festival
Innovation Centre Theatre, 460 Doyle Ave. | 7:00 p.m.