The SOPA “Art Party” event was of great importance to our mission of nurturing young artists in Kelowna. Starting at 7PM, the exclusive ticketed event aimed to entertain, educate, and gather the community to support local arts.

With Jon Campbell and Jay Blackford hosting and community members’ sponsorship and donations, we were set to inspire and foster creativity!

The evening was nothing short of spectacular, filled with delectable bites and exquisite wines courtesy of Pretty Not Bad and Mt Boucherie Winery, an electrifying DJ set by DJ Invizible, and a graceful performance by a dancer from Mission Dance Company. We would also like to thank our sponsors at the Home Happy Team, Wardlaw Developments, Rothwell Notary, Okanagan Home Inspections,  OPUS Art Supplies,. 

This event was a unique opportunity to connect with the vibrant artistic community in Kelowna! With your generous support, we were able to raise an impressive $5,000, which has been awarded to a deserving 4th-year student at UBCO. We also 

More updates will be coming soon, but for the time being, thank you all for your support and enthusiasm for Arts and Culture in the Okanagan!

SOPA Fine Arts Emerging Artist Award Details

A $5,000 award has been made available annually through gifts from supporters of SOPA Fine Arts for a third- or fourth-year domestic undergraduate student in the Visual Arts program in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award recognizes a student whose portfolio reflects outstanding achievement in the program and who demonstrates academic excellence. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.


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