The Okanagan Artisans (Guild) was first established in 1979 by several artisans from the Vernon area who wanted to provide support to artists and artisans trying to make a living from their craft. They organized a high quality show where they could promote and sell their work also giving the public an opportunity to support and appreciate the talented artisans available in the area.
The first show was held at the Vernon Recreation Centre but was later moved to the Vernon Lodge where the large open ballroom encourages a special atmosphere providing both the artisans and public with a comfortable shopping venue and an attractive backdrop for the Artisans.
The Okanagan Artisans Sale is just as dedicated today, continuing the tradition of supporting and showcasing the most unique, quality handcrafted work by artists, artisans and crafters of the greater Okanagan area.
Find us at the Vernon Lodge
2019 is our 40th year and our dates are November 22 & 23, conveniently occurring the weekend before Black Friday.
Our annual sale encompasses all three ballrooms, the mezzanine and the side gallery, just past the restaurant inside the Vernon Lodge Hotel. We are pleased to have the Hotel offering wine on Friday night, just outside the main ballrooms.
The Vernon Lodge Hotel address is 3914 32 St (Highway 97 @ 39th Ave) in Vernon BC.
Apply to be an Artisan
The Okanagan Artisans Sale is dedicated to supporting local Artisans who make unique, high quality, hand-crafted items. We are one of the longest running shows in the Okanagan and each year we welcome back many long-time Artisans. We are also always looking to add new Artisans to support, promote and showcase.
Please APPLY HERE and join the Okanagan Artisans for another successful sale!