Over the years the Penticton Art Gallery has been the site of a diverse range of community mural projects. From ReImagine Street Art murals, to collaborative pieces between professional artists and youth, to free graffiti walls, to monumental pieces by international art superstars.
On May 20th, 2017, 9 local artists gathered at the Penticton Art Gallery to paint 6 murals surrounding the building for the Penticton and District Arts Council's Mini Uprising no. 1 in preparation for the Arts Rising Festival in September of 2017. Jessie Dunlop, Chelsea Terry, Kristine Lee, Zoe Shepherd, Ashley Shepherd, Lisa Hall, Sarah Fahey and Petra Holler contributed to bringing about these works of art. DJ Loup provided live vinyl DJing during the event to draw in the public. Wood supports for these murals were generously donated by Outdoor Living Manufacturing.
From July 23rd to 27th artists Joseph Sanchez and Charlie Walker collaborated on a 40' mural outside of the Penticton Art Gallery in dialogue with the current exhibitions addressing the legacy of the residential school system in Canada. This mural was made possible through the support of the Penticton and District Community Arts Council through their Arts Rising Festival Street Art Program. Find out more about the festival at artsrising.ca.