Did you know? Penticton is home to 10 art galleries, all within easy walking distance. This is a free, and family friendly activity that you can enjoy in downtown Penticton. Why not grab a map from one of the galleries and start your own art adventure.
Where to find the Artist Galleries and Studios in Penticton, BC
Your self-guided tour starts at the Bench, on Vancouver Hill. Then to the Penticton Art Gallery and Japanese gardens. Walk through the down town and finish at the Saint Germain Cafe and Gallery, where you can enjoy a coffee or treat to celebrate the end of your walk.
Start the Penticton Self-Guided Art Tour
1. The Bench Market – Cafe and Gallery
Start the walk with a cup of coffee, or a meal made from local produce. The walls have a changing show with different artists featured each month. Feast your eyes and your senses too. The Bench Market
368 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton.
2. The Penticton Art Gallery & Japanese Gardens
The Penticton Art Gallery presents both contemporary and historic artists, with regularly changing displays. Check the website to see what is currently showing in the gallery space. Penticton Art Gallery
199 Marina Way, Penticton.
3. The Front Street Gallery
A group of seven artists who share a small space and take turns running the Gallery during its opening hours. They are located beside Lloyd Gallery, and are also open on Saturday morning markets in the warm months during the Penticton Farmer’s Markets. Front Street Art Gallery
199 Marina Way, Penticton.
4. The Lloyd Gallery
Serving the Community for more than 30 years, the Gallery is based in the “Empress Theatre”. Walls are covered in paintings, from floor to ceiling. Lloyd Gallery
18 Front St, Penticton.
5. Picture This!
Featuring the art of seven local artists. Framing services are also available. Picture This!
133 Westminster Avenue, Penticton
6. The Matheson and Grove Fine Art Gallery
With a selection of Art and Studio spaces, plus live music and high tea. See the work of artist and sculptor Kindrie Grove, plus art from co-founder Dawn Renee Matheson, who spent years in Mexico soaking up the Aztec culture. Matheson & Grove Fine Art
205 Martin Street, Penticton
7. Mondo Creation – “Art Incubator”
Art Space designed to support new and emerging artists. Mondo Creation hosts Artist openings and receptions, and art lessons too. They have a selection of locally made are and crafts.Mondo Creation Art Incubator
221 Main Street, Penticton
8. The BeeLong Gallery + Studios
A contemporary art gallery owned by Carla O’Bee and Jenny Long. The space is also the home of 5 Resident Artist Studios, as well as a Makers Shop featuring handcrafted Canadian goods. BeeLong Gallery
374 Main Street, Penticton
9. Tumbleweed Gallery
An Artist Collective with 7 member artists. We host two new shows each year. See the work of Jessie Dunlop, Jolene Mackie, Vikki Drummond, Carol Munro, Kirsten Robertson, Liz Marshal and Lyse Deselliers. Tumbleweed Gallery
452 Main Street, Penticton.
10. St. Germain – Cafe and Gallery
A gallery space, with a cafe too. This is a wonderful place to sit and eat lunch, or sip on a relaxing cup of tea or coffee.
St. Germain Cafe and Gallery
449 Main Street, Penticton
The benefits of an Art Gallery Tour
- This is a free activity that can be enjoyed in any weather – even on a rainy day.
- Visitors help to support and encourage Penticton’s growing art scene.
- Emerging artists are able to reach to audiences, and hear feedback on their art.
- This is activity that is available year-round, even in the winter.
Other Free Activities to Enjoy while visiting Penticton
- Walk the Kettle Valley Rail Trail
- See the Naramata Water Falls.
- Hang out at the Beach.
- Float down the Penticton Channel.
- Tour the Saturday Farmer’s Markets