2017 Wilden Creativity Day
& Opening of Presentation Centre

Sunday, August 13th, 2-5 pm

Wilden invites you to celebrate wild ideas in art, music, food, and home design. Festivities will be held in our brand new Presentation Centre at 1454 Rocky Point Drive.

Take a tour of our new Showhome to see innovative thinking in HOME DESIGN. The ART EXHIBITION will feature the work of this year’s Wilden Creativity Award winner and two nominees – all three young artists recently graduated from UBC Okanagan. Also on display will be the best entries from the 2017 #WildKelowna PHOTO CONTEST, and this years WINNER ANNOUNCED. Throughout the afternoon there will be LIVE MUSIC as three exceptional local musicians perform their original material, and a wild array of all-Okanagan CULINARY SURPRISES will be served to tempt your tastebuds.

This is a complimentary event to support young artists and the cultural life in Kelowna.

Bring your friends and family!

Exhibiting Artists

Artist Rho Shaw

Rho Shaw

Winner of the 2017 Wilden Creativity Award

Rho lives in Penticton, BC and primarily works in photography and silkscreen. Identity and language are the predominant themes she likes to explore through these mediums.

Pamela Turner

2017 Wilden Creativity Award nominee

Pamela was born and raised in Kelowna. Her art practice primarily consists of sculpture and printmaking. Her sculptural body of work focuses on methods associated with hand crafted textiles. The ideas she has been exploring have been carried over to monoprinting, where she experiments with inking up real handcrafted objects and making prints with them.

Jackie Deck

2017 Wilden Creativity Award nominee

Born and raised in Kelowna, Jackie explores the dynamic relationship between the natural world and man-made modern life; working mainly with oil painting and accompanying sculpture.

Musicians

Michael Huber

Michael lives in Kelowna and recently won the 2017 Okanagan Songwriters’ Competition. He creates melodic and passionate music from his life experiences and draws inspiration from politics, spirituality and love as well as folk, rock, jazz and world music.

Nicole Holkestad

Nicole is a passionate guitarist and story teller who doesn’t shy from sharing her own experiences through her music. She has an acoustic indie-folk sound and a voice that will leave you mesmerized. Which is why you can find her in and around Kelowna at different yoga studios as she serenades the yogis into deep savasana.

Adam Meachem

Adam is a guitarist and composer specializing in guitar-driven atmospheric soundscapes. His proficiency in fingerstyle techniques and mastery of looping and other digital effects while maintaining a classical tone has given him the ability to create music on a very wide spectrum that compares to Jesse Cook, Kakai King, Antoine Defour, and Ewan Dobson when performed live.

#WildKelowna Photo Contest

This years theme of the annual #WildKelowna photo contest was “Wildlife in the Okanagan” and we had over 250 amazing entries. The best photos will be exhibited and the winner announced.

Culinary Discoveries

Chocolate samples by Karat Chocolate

https://www.karatchocolate.ca/

The Karat Chocolate Boutique is a hidden jewel in the Okanagan. Every bar and chocolate they create is carefully handcrafted and wrapped by hand. Made of only the highest quality chocolates and cacao beans, this is truly an experience your taste buds won’t forget.

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Gelato by QB Gelato

https://www.qbgelato.com/

Authentic – memorable – fun – those are the first 3 words you see when visiting QB Gelato’s website. Their dream is to make a culinary gelato experience straight from Italy accessible to everyone! And now we want to share it with you. Enjoy a tasting of their farm-to-table gelato that uses locally sourced, quality ingredients.

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Wine by Vibrant Vine

https://www.thevibrantvine.com/

The Vibrant Vine is different. Really different. The creativity in their bottles alone are enough to make you want to come back for more. They are vibrant, they are unique and they are award winning. Come sample the Woops 2015, winner of the 2013 “Best White Wine in the World” at the World Wine Competition in Geneva Switzerland…need we say more?

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Beer by OKGN Beer

http://www.bnabrewing.com/beer/

BNA brewed this beer in collaboration with local company “Okanagan Lifestyle”, this beer is a celebration of everything we love about the valley we call home. The land, the farmers, the movers & shakers, the lifestyle and most of all – the community. What better place to try a sample of this creative, new beer in the amazing community of Wilden. Now that is truly living the “Okanagan Lifestyle”.

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Kombucha by Motherlove Ferments

 http://www.motherloveferments.com/

MotherLove, taking an age old tradition and making it new again. Brewing everything in the Okanagan, using the freshest, local and highest quality ingredients this naturally carbonated drink is packed full of yummy goodness. It is full of probiotics and will satisfy your palate while nourishing your body. Now that is something we could all use a little more of!

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