The Peachland Art Gallery has reopened. The current exhibition ‘Elements’ has also been extended until June 26. (Peachland Art Gallery - Facebook)

The Peachland Art Gallery has reopened. The current exhibition ‘Elements’ has also been extended until June 26. (Peachland Art Gallery - Facebook)

Peachland’s art gallery, visitor centre reopen

There are new safety guidelines to minimize COVID-19 exposure

Peachland’s art gallery and visitor centre have reopened as provincial restrictions ease.

The gallery announced its closure on March 17, just three days after launching a new show titled ‘Elements’, as COVID-19 started to climb and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry started making recommendations to restrict public gatherings.

The gallery officially reopened on June 2.

‘Elements’ was supposed to run from March 14 to April 26, but has now been extended to June 21. The show is an exhibition of glass sculptures by Nancy Dearborn and acrylic landscapes by her brother-in-law Daniel Dearborn.

The gallery said it will only allow 20 people, including staff, in the building at a time. Physical distancing will be enforced, and hand sanitizer will be available. Staff will be wearing masks and they will sanitize high touch areas regularly.

An acrylic shield has been installed at the visitor centre sales counter to protect staff.

Gallery staff put together a virtual tour of the ‘Elements’ exhibition during the closure, and the virtual tour will continue to be available for those unable to make it into the gallery.

READ: West Kelowna reopens city hall to the public

READ: Peachland debuts new rainbow sidewalk


Twila Amato
Video journalist, Black Press Okanagan
Email me at twila.amato@blackpress.ca
Follow me on Twitter

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police service dog Fitz helped track and rescue a lost hiker and his dog in Kelowna. (Kelowna RCMP)
Kelowna police dog Fitz dies of cancer

Fitz recently helped locate a lost hiker in the Central Okanagan

West Kelowna’s proposed short-term rental program goes to public consultation

West Kelowna is looking to regulate short-term rentals in the city

Photo of the suspect wanted for breaking and entering into a building in the 800 block of Saucier Avenue in Kelowna on Nov. 10, 2020. (Contributed)
Woman wanted for stealing mail from Kelowna apartment

If you recognize this person of interest call Crime Stoppers or the RCMP

Mason Sodaro played Kelowna Secondary School Volleyball team during the 2019-20 season. (Contributed)
Kelowna volleyball player joins Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack

Mason Sodaro will dress for the Wolfpack in the 2021 season

A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19 walks in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. The use of masks is mandatory in indoor public and retail spaces in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. records deadliest day of pandemic with 13 deaths, 738 new COVID-19 cases

Number of people in hospital is nearing 300, while total cases near 30,000

B.C. Premier John Horgan, a Star Trek fan, can’t resist a Vulcan salute as he takes the oath of office for a second term in Victoria, Nov. 26, 2020. (B.C. government)
Horgan names 20-member cabinet with same pandemic team

New faces in education, finance, economic recovery

The Allan Brooks Nature Centre is kicking off a Light The Night fundraising campaign online to help with Christmas shopping for the public and fundraising for the popular Vernon attraction. (ABNC Photo)
Light the Night campaign boosts North Okanagan nature centre

Allan Brooks Society hosting online auction of 12 items; donations can also be made to help centre

Resident wants City of Salmon Arm to take action to eradicate rat population in town. (File photo)
Salmon Arm resident demands action to eradicate rats

City posts more information on social media, will consider more action at budget time

A billboard located on an agricultural property along Highway 97B is in violation of a CSRD zoning bylaw. (CSRD photo)
Property owner must remove sign on Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm

Variance to allow oversized sign denied by Columbia Shuswap Regional District

The corporate headquarters of Pfizer Canada are seen in Montreal, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. The chief medical adviser at Health Canada says Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine could be approved in Canada next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Health Canada expects first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved next month

Canada has a purchase deal to buy at least 20 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine,

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Darrell RIchards and his Harley Davidson Streetglide in front of Discovery House in Penticton on Nov. 5. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Okanagan biker still in running for custom chopper competition

Darrell Richards is sitting in first in the final round of the group stage

FILE – A paramedic holds a test tube containing a blood sample during an antibody testing program at the Hollymore Ambulance Hub, in Birmingham, England, on Friday, June 5, 2020. (Simon Dawson/Pool via AP)
Want to know if you’ve had COVID-19? LifeLabs is offering an antibody test

Test costs $75 and is available in B.C. and Ontario

Most Read