Welcome to the Vernon Community Arts Centre!

The Vernon Community Arts Centre, operated by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan, is located in Vernon, British Columbia. The Vernon Community Arts Centre is a vibrant, community based facility providing year round arts educational courses to the Greater Vernon area.

VCAC offers a variety of adult and youth art classes and workshops for beginner, intermediate and professional artists of all ages.  Classes offered include painting, clay, mixed media, stained glass, glass fusing, drawing, glass beadmaking, silversmithing, graphic arts, acting, and fibre arts.

For those who wish to work independently on their own projects at their own pace, the Vernon Community Arts Centre provides studio drop in sessions.  Studio drop in is an opportunity for individuals to interact and collaborate with other like-minded artisans. Click here for studio drop in hours.

The Joining Hands program provides adults living with a disability the opportunity to participate in a variety of artistic activities.

The Vernon Community Arts Centre's Centre Gallery showcases the work of ACNO members and provides individuals the opportunity to exhibit and sell their art work.





3% Fundraiser

Nature’s Fare is now offering a program to non-profit organizations in the community. With every purchase made at any of the Nature’s Fare locations, the Arts Centre will receive 3% of the pretax totals submitted. The public can save their receipts and submit them to the Arts Centre which will help the Arts Council of the North Okanagan with some extra funding.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Nancy Vince at navince@shaw.ca or 250-541-0028.


ACNOlogoThe Arts Council of the North Okanagan Publication Release of the 2015 Strategic Plan






Amanda Shatzko - Winner of the BC Culture Days Ambassador and Awards Program









Winter & Spring Hours (January 2 to June 30)
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 4:30pm

Summer Hours (July & August)
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 4:30pm

Fall & Winter Hours (September 1 to December 23)
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm

Closed: Statutory Holidays

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