Wilden Shows its Talents at the 2019 Creativity Festival
Thank you to everyone, who came out on Sept. 15th 2019 to celebrate creativity. Thank you for supporting local artists & artisans.
Enjoy the recap video!
Sunday, September 15th, 1-5 pm
in the Wilden Presentation Centre
1454 Rocky Point Drive
This year’s Wilden Creativity Festival promises an abundance of fun, special treats and inspiration!
There’s a lot of talent living in Wilden. Come visit our unique little artisan market in and around the Wilden Presentation Centre.
For kids creativity is a natural part of everyday life. We will give them lots of freedom to let it all out and express themselves. All ages welcome!
Food & Drink Tastings
Kelowna’s culinary scene never runs out of ideas. Come and get a taste of what’s new! There will be free drink tickets as well as food stands sampling & selling their creations.
Live Music and a Public Voting for the #WildKelowna Photo Contest
Wilden residents Kim Morgan and Chris Keeley, as well as Karin & Lucie Eger will share the stage with other amazing musicians living in Wilden. Following the scheduled program we will have an open mic session from 3.30-5pm for anyone to join and contribute to the entertainment.
The best entries into the #WildKelowna photo contest Best Friends in the Okanagan will be on display. The winner will be chosen in a public voting and announced by the end of the day.
Detailed program will be announced by the end of August. Stay tuned!
The Wilden Artisan Market
A wide array of artists and artisans will display their work and crafting skills.
Among them are …
Little Fella’ Print & Design
Original watercolour prints available in a variety of sizes. Professionally printed on quality card stock and shipped with secure backing to ensure your art gets to you safely. A theme to suit everyone and open to custom designs.
INTENTION jewelry is created by local artist, Kim Morgan. Each piece is made of creative combinations of glass, resin, acrylic, metals, wood, and original artwork. “I never make a piece of jewelry I wouldn’t wear myself. I collect elements I love from local sources, and on global travels so that I can create unique pieces.
Styles range from Sophisticated to Bohemian. “I let the colour and feel of the beads and findings determine what the final style of the piece will be. I sometimes surprise myself at what I create!”
INTENTION bracelets, earrings, and necklaces make thoughtful gifts for those you care about, and also add style to your own wardrobe. As Kim always says, “Whatever piece of jewelry you wear, wear it with INTENTION”.
Intention by Kim Morgan is also a small collection of fine art. “My style of painting always changes. I use acrylics to paint pieces from nature, abstracts, and fun , quirky themes- whatever inspires me. I love to play with the way colours change each other when put together- It’s fascinating!”
Create Marbling Co.
Create Marbling Co. uses the traditional art of water marbling to create a one of a kind art experience suitable for all ages and all artistic talents. With our assistance and guidance, everyone gets to select their paint and manipulate their image in the water before printing it onto a 72” silk scarf.
Arlene Buick • Fine Artist
My interest in art began in Grade Three when I painted dancing flowers on a stage representing the Nutcracker story. Since I received accolades from my teacher and classmates, I started to draw everything I saw. The art interest was the reason I chose Art Education as my major in university. At UVIC, I was involved in an art display for a national Art Synergy Conference.
I was not able to pursue my passion for art until I retired from teaching. I have taken many workshops trying to expand my skills and to be inspired by the talented artist in the Okanagan.
In my artist pursuits, experimenting with a black background allowing an image to explode from the canvas has been very rewarding but challenging. I am fascinated by the Okanagan sunsets with their vibrancy and moodiness. Lately, I have been experimenting with the movement of water and its reflections. I have always been drawing trees especially silhouettes with the intricacies of the intertwining branches and searching for the mosaics of colours peeking through. All the amazing aspects of nature are inspiring to me.
I want to keep developing my skills in many mediums and continue to explore all the varieties of aspects of art creation. I have worked in pen and ink, graphite, watercolours, pastels and acrylics. Currently, I am expressing myself in abstracts which is a truly new area for me.
Life is full of new explorations and opportunities for learning.
Crystal Lynn Photography
Crystal is a professional photographer residing in Wilden, who captures lifelong moments including weddings, engagements & maternity. She will exhibit her work as well as run a photo booth with a backdrop designed by Wilden resident Yuriko from Vintage Origami.
Farming Karma is built on the feeling of Freedom, Family & Fun. If you are like them you value affordable, healthy products that leave you feeling appreciated. At the event you’ll get to try their very own made apple soda; a delicious, sparkly & refreshing drink.
Niche Wine Company
Niche is not a big company. They are farmers, who love making (and drinking) wine & reside in Wilden. They harvest grapes from small batch crops, and spend long days earning their grape-stained palms and muddy boots. Their wines are made without fancy equipment, and instead benefit from gravity, smarts, and a few strong hands. The quality of Niche wines is no accident. Their family-run winery produces handcrafted wines that are made to be enjoyed. We hope you get to join us and enjoy them as much as they loved making them.
Upside Cider produces complex organic cider with depth and integrity. The best organic apple varieties are chosen, that are stored in controlled atmosphere giving a flavour like no other cider. The production facility and tasting room is on their own Certified Organic Farm (SunReal Organics) in Kelowna, BC where they are committed to environmental sustainability and biodiversity. Not only do they use their very own organic apples, but also incorporate their own organic fruit and fruit from other farmers in the area.
Copper Brewing opened their doors not even a month ago. They will have four of their creations for you to taste: House Blonde Ale, House IPA, House Nut Brown & the Guava Sour.
Your Seasoned Chef Inc. • Makers of UMAMI
UMAMI dressing, dip and finishing sauce is a gluten free, vegan and keto friendly bottle of possibilities; it goes with just about everything!
Joanna and Stephanie will have UMAMI available for both tasting and purchasing, as well as the UMAMI Ensalada Fresca, a gluten free, ready to cook grain salad mix sold exclusively by direct purchase from YSC Inc.