Call for Artists: Wine Capital Art Walk

The Oliver Community Arts Council along with Oliver Tourism and Downtown Businesses is proud to present the Wine Capital Art Walk as part of the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival! The main event occurs on the evening of Thursday May 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. Artists in a variety of media display and / or demonstrate their best work, sharing space with downtown businesses in the 6200 block of Main Street (north of the Fairview Road intersection). As was the case last year, the art walk will also include wine tastings, live music, draws, children’s art activities, food vendors, and live art demonstrations.

with credit to Lyonel Doherty, Oliver Chronicle

One of the main attractions at the Wine Capital Art Walk is the Wine Barrel Art demonstration and silent auction, running Monday May 7 – Thursday May 10. The live art event features up to 15 skilled artists who transform wine barrels into cherished works of art. They work daily from 10 – 4 p.m. on Main Street. Their activity is entertaining, educational and also promotes the art walk later in the week. Silent auction bids are accepted all week long and the finished barrels are sold to the highest bidders on the Thursday evening. These artists pay for their barrels but keep all proceeds made at the silent auction.

This Call for Artists is open to all visual media: photography, digital media,, three-dimensional art such as pottery, sculpture, mixed media installations, metalwork, woodwork, jewelry and other artisan crafts; fibre and fabric arts, such as quilting, weaving, spinning, clothing/fashion; painting including acrylics, oils, watercolours; and mixed / other two dimensional media, such as charcoal, ink, encaustic, and collage. Space may also be available for performing arts: street theatre and improv, dance, street musicians, and other performers. NOTE: This component will be limited by available space and noise level.

All artwork must be display ready. Sale pieces are welcome. Artists must be present during the event and take responsibility for their own sales.

Artists are invited to apply in one of two categories: as a Display / Demo Artist or as a Wine Barrel Artist. There are entry fees for artists; however, NO COMMISSION will be charged. All participating artists must be members of the Oliver Community Arts Council. Membership forms are available on the “Forms” page or by contacting at  olivercac @

NO FEES are required when applying. Space is limited, and the event is popular. Fees are only paid when successful applicants are confirmed by the committee.

WCAW Display Demo Artist Application

WCAW Barrel Artist Application

If you want more details, they are available here:

WCAW Display Artist Terms and Guidelines

WCAW Barrel Artist – Terms and Guidelines