Downtown Culture Crawl

May 23 @ 12:00 am – May 27 @ 11:30 pm

Various Locations
Downtown Vernon Association
Phone: 250.542.5851
Email: [email protected]

Celebrate everything to do with downtown culture May 23 – 27, 2017. Pick up your Culture Crawl Guide in May to plan your week of events from any participating business, or download it online:

Culture Crawl Guide

Everything from food to fashion to art and music - the Downtown Culture Crawl has something for everyone!

All week long

Free Tea of the Day 
Okanagan Centre for 
Spiritual Living - 2913 29 Ave

Enderby’s Courtyard 
Gallery exhibition 

Gallery Vertigo - 3105 28 Ave

Tuesday May 23rd

Origami & Tea
Teassential  - 3017 30 Ave
7pm $20 + gst
We often get customers who come in and admire the Origami in our store. So we would like to offer you the chance to also create art with paper! Learn the basics of the art of origami while also sipping on a delicious cup of tea! Reserve your spot by emailing [email protected]

Wednesday May 24th

Tea Leaf Reading
Teassential  - 3017 30 Ave
12:30pm - 4:30pm $25
15 Minute Tea leaf reading with Tara Bradley - Intuitive therapist. Each reading is accurately 
personalized to each individual.

Wine Wednesday
30th/Monashee’s Liquor Store - 2901 30 St
3pm FREE
In store tasting Monte Creek Hands Up White Blend.

Drop-In Workshops
Okanagan Centre for 
Spiritual Living - 2913 29 Ave
3pm-9pm FREE
Drop In Yoga at 3pm, Drop in Classes starting at 5pm

Gallery Vertigo  - 3105 28 Ave
7pm $10 @ the door
Zonnis delivers an upbeat engaging performance, playing their unique style of music they call “Cabaret Folk”

Thursday May 25th

Beer Tasting
30th/Monashee’s Liquor Store - 2901 30 St
In store beer tasting.

Manfred’s Guitar 

A&E Community Market & 
Consignments - 3105 28 Ave
12pm-1pm FREE
enjoy lunch at Domenics Bistro while you are entertained by your own private minstrel....AND... get 20% of your lunch....AND... 30% off selected items in the consignment store.

Intro to Tea Blending
Teassential - 3017 30 Ave
7pm $40 + gst
Learn about the art of tea blending! You’ll be provided with samples of some of our custom tea blends, as well as ingredients to make your own tea blend. Once you’ve perfected your tea, you’ll be able to take home a bamboo canister filled with your own unique blend! Please reserve your spot by emailing 
[email protected]

Friday May 26th

Open House
Simply Baskets - 3118 30 Ave
10am=5pm FREE
Open House, Canadian Products & Sample Tasings, Gift with Purchase.

Kismet Wine Tasting
30th/Monashee’s Liquor Store - 2901 30 St
1pm-4pm FREE
In store Wine Tasting, Kismet Rosè and Safed.

Open House & Sampling
Pink Spotted Goat - 3103 32 St
2pm-6pm FREE
Great opportunity to sample food prepared, harvested, created, lovely concocted by local andregional vendors. Sample what good old fashion, hardworking, wonderful home chefs have 
created with love. 

Lego Party
Vernon Teach & Learn - 3015 30 Ave
3pm-5pm $12/Kid, $4/Adult
All kids will have 2 hours in our party room with games and contests.  Ice cream sundae included. Must Pre-Register 

Fun with Fashion
A&E Community Market & 
Consignments - 3105 28 Ave
7pm-9pm $5.00
Come with friends, choose who will be the model, then pick out her wardrobe. Have fun shopping with your friends and trying on clothes - wine & appys included.

Taaloo Zorouna - “Come Visit with Us” - Film
Vernon Museum - 3105 28 Ave
7pm FREE
Learn about Syrian cultures and traditions and hear from some of the families making the Thompson Okanagan their new home with this 45 minute film. Free Admission but seating is limited so please call 250-542-3142 to reserve.

Saturday May 27th

Clinic Tours & Open House
Tidal Elements Health Arts Studio & Okanagan Float - 3410 31 Ave
9am-5pm FREE
Appetizers and Door Prizes. Receive a discount on a session / float. Take a tour of the clinic space to preview the float tanks and treatment rooms.

Trunk Show
Faith & Company - 3109 30 Ave
10am-4:30pm FREE
One of Faith & 
Company’s vendors show off their clothing/jewelry lines and local artisit Nancy Vince will be showcasing her prints and cards. Door Prizes & Refreshments.

Sip & Suds 
Pink Spotted Goat - 3103 32 St
10:30am-12pm $45
Sip on a refreshing smoothie sampler while learning the fine art/fun of soap making. This class is intended for adults as students will be working with lye & oils. You get to choose your own scents, your own colours, your own style AND you get to go home with 2 lbs of your own creation!! So much sudsy fun. Pre-Registration Required 236-426-4628

Bollywood Beauty Blitz
Serene Studio - 3334 30 Ave  11am-5pm FREE
Drop in for an introduction to Henna and threading, try doing your own henna design, and enjoy appies and refreshments.

Open House
Okanagan Centre for Spiritual Living - 2913 29 Ave
11am-5pm FREE
Music, poetry readings, artists on site, coffee and tea service.

Book Signing
Bookland - 3400 30 Ave  12pm-2pm FREE
Policing a Pioneer Province: The BC Provincial Police 1858-1950 by local author Lynne Stonier-Newman.

Family Saturday | The Arctic in Bloom 
Vernon Public Art Gallery - 3228 31 Ave  1pm-4pm $5-$7
Join us this month for a tour of Nicola Tibbetts exhibition Arctic Sojourn and create mixed media art inspired by her paintings. We will use hot-melt glue stencils and tissue paper colour transferring to create artwork inspired by the Arctic wildflowers of Canada and the colours of the Northern sky. Please register online at

Dominion Cider Tasting
30th/Monashee’s Liquor Store - 2901 30 St 
1pm-4pm FREE
In store Dominion Cider tasting.

Craft Party
Vernon Teach & Learn - 3015 30 Ave  
3pm-5pm $12/Kid, $4/Adult
All kids will have a surprise craft project to do and will be given ice cream sundaes to build. Must Pre-Register 250-545-3611.

James & The North Shore
Gallery Vertigo - 3105 28 Ave  7pm $10 @ the door
James & The North Shore  are the hosts for the evening. The guests that will be joining them include Lost In The Woods an old-timey folk band featuring banjo, guitar and fiddlel;  Zero a Vernon native who writes rap songs about his feelings; Kendall Wright Kinnear, working man poetry sung with the most honest voice in the Okanagan. 

Studio Evening
Tidal Elements Healing Art Studio - 3410 31 Ave
7-9pm FREE 
Join Michelle Saurette, Tidal Elements Art Coordinator, for the Downtown Vernon Association sponsored Cultural Crawl. She will take you through past and present featured artists at Tidal Elements as well as highlight Art Workshops and Events that will be occuring in the future.