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Arts & Artisans

The creative spirit is alive and well in Naramata, with cottage industries blossoming in abundance. Visit our local renowned potters, the lavender farm, view designer lines of clothing with natural fabrics, see beautiful jewelry, metal and wood creations or explore upscale antiques, restored and found objects, sculptures and paintings and so much more. There are treasures in the village and on the benches of Naramata that are well worth prospecting for.  Follow the illustrated map (see MAP section) to find them.

Alpenview Naramata Art Studio

250-496-5188 or toll free 1-877-506-5100 see map: A-3
2760 Noyes Road, Naramata
Email:  dkorsch@hotmail.com
Web: www.gobc.ca/okanaganart
Looking for a memento of your visit to Naramata?  Dianne Korsch offers a wide variety of original art, prints and cards with an Okanagan theme.  Drop by her in-home studio.  Open most days or by appointment.

Art Studio and Gallery: UNIQUE

250-496-6804 see map: B-2
3270 Rushbury Place, Naramata
Email: businessgroupunique@shaw.ca
Web: www.businessgroupunique.com
The Art Studio and Gallery “UNIQUE” showcases a diversity of acrylic paintings and stone sculptures from Petronella van den Berg. The gallery also displays the works of other visual BC artists. Gallery “UNIQUE”offers a fine selection of paintings, stone/bronze sculptures, plus a lovely selection of greeting cards.

Cormier’s Studio Gallery & Sculpture Garden

250-493-3273 see map: A-6
495 Vancouver Ave, Penticton, V2A 1A4
Email: lkcormier@shaw.ca
Web: www.cormierstudio.com
B&B is open year round. Art gallery hours are “most days” 12pm – 5 pm. A cultural tourism feast ! Enjoy a yummy breakfast served in our dining room/art gallery overlooking Okanagan Lake. Our suites offer upgraded linens, heated tile floors, studio kitchens, fireplaces, A/C & many more amenities too numerous to mention. At the gateway to the Naramata Bench Wine route, you will love our location! You can walk to some wineries, the KVR trail, the beach & all downtown Penticton amenities. Our “in house” are gallery & sculpture garden are a delight to view ! Lawrence sculpts steel and Kena creates whimsical mixed media “wallart”.

Dennis Evans Art Studios

250-496-5023 see map: B-2
680 Robinson Avenue, Naramata, BC, V0H 1N0
Email: d_pevans@shaw.ca
Web: dennisevansnaramata.weebly.com
Painting, pottery, portraits, art cards, books of poetry, all produced on-site. Hours of operation, mid-May to September long weekend. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, daily, October Wine Festival and, by appointment. Dennis Evans is a landscape painter and potter bringing fifty years experience to his creations. Dennis works full time in his Naramata studio to produce images which capture the spirit of the Naramata landscape which he portrays in the soft hues of the semi-arid enviroment of the Okanagan Valley. Recently, his images have been complemented by poetry written by his life partner, Patricia Evans, and her first book of poetry, “Naramata Impressions and other memories” was published in 2013. The book makes a delightful, easily transportable, memento for visitors to take home from Naramata. The work at the Studio has been conscientiously priced to appeal to a wide variety of budgets. Browsers are welcome.

James Hibbert Pottery/Victoria Clayworks

250-496-5150 see map: A-2
3015 Naramata Road, Naramata
Email: jhpottery@shaw.ca
James works in a variety of firing techniques including Raku, Saggarware, Medium & High Temperature Stoneware to achieve a wide variety of colour, texture and form. Visit our Showroom and Studio. Open most days from 10 am to 5 pm or by appointment.

Naramata Community Market

250-276-4256 see map: C-1
Located at Wharf Park on 1st St, Naramata
Email: naramatamarket@shaw.ca
Residents and visitors are invited to enjoy fresh produce, deliciously prepared foods and unique crafts at Naramata’s weekly community market. Wednesdays, June through September from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. This is a lively social event at Wharf Park, please join in!

Plexus Woodworks

250-496-5260 or 1-877-334-5260 see map: B-1
780 Gulch Road, Naramata
Email: rick@plexuswoodworks.com
Web: www.plexuswoodworks.com
Custom doors, wide plank flooring and timber accessories artisan crafted from reclaimed BC Douglas Fir using eco-friendly processes. Visit us, or see Naramata examples at: Chalmers Chapel at the Naramata Centre (Ellis Ave.),  Naramata Museum,  Café Nevermatters, and the Village Motel.

Preserved Light Photography

778-931-0806
Email: preservedlight@gmail.com
Web: www.preservedlightphotography.com
Canadian photographer Caillum Smith is an international award-winning visual artist from the South Okanagan Valley, BC, who specializes in adventure, landscape, tourism and commercial photography. The unique and intricate relationships that we all share on this planet is what compels me to visually document the stories that connect us all. A photograph will never do justice to the moment it has preserved, but by simply being attentive and implementing various techniques learned over the years, I strive to illustrate the experience of those present.

Poplar Grove Cheese

250-492-4575  see map: A-4
1060 Poplar Grove Road, Naramata
Email: cheese@poplargrovecheese.ca
Web: www.poplargrovecheese.ca
Come and taste our luscious & creamy camembert and blue cheeses, or indulge in a true Okanagan experience, pairing the cheeses with award winning wines.  Open May – Oct., 11 – 5 PM.

Robinson Place Gallery and Gifts/Naramata Yoga

250-496-4265 or 250 488-4999 see map: C-2
#126 — Manitou Village, Naramata
Email: info@robinsonplace.ca
Web: www.robinsonplace.ca
Robinson Place has a fascinating combination of art, gifts, jewelery and souvenirs of Naramata. Owners, Renee and Jane Matheson, are the great-granddaughters of the founder of Naramata, J.M. Robinson. Find history, gift cards and other reflections of the past here, as well as signature clothing such as jackets and t-shirts, with Naramata’s logo. Eclectic items and unique furniture. Artist, Renee sells her paintings; also featuring paintings and sculptures by Kindrie Grove, pottery by Jackie Haydon and photography by John Pearson. Renee also displays her paintings at the Naramata Heritage Inn, once their family home. Come for a few stories and visit part of the essence of Naramata! Art workshops are available throughout the year hosted by Renee at The Naramata Heritage Inn . Check “MyNaramata.com” for dates.
Access ramp installed for walkers, but not for wheelchairs.

“Naramata Yoga with Renee Matheson”. Aurora yoga is restorative yoga inspired by the philosophy of Vanda Scaravelli. Welcome: all ages, men and women, beginners, all levels, physically challenged. Learn to breathe, become more flexible, more focussed. Improve your balance, your golf stroke, your health and enjoyment. Renee guides you through a very gentle comfortable class. These classes are year round. Please check “MyNaramata.com” for seasonal locations, times and workshops

Shades of Linen Clothing

250-496-4083 see map: C-2
156 Robinson Ave., Naramata
Email: shadesdesign@hotmail.com
Web: www.shadesoflinenclothing.com
Shades of Linen Clothing caters to the needs and desires of active, comfort-seeking women. Pre-shrunk, natural fibre, clothing. Comfort is a priority. Wear the lifestyle. Accessible.

Terry Isaac Gallery & Frame Shop

250-492-6590see map: A-5
475 Upper Bench Road, Penticton
Email: terryisaac@telus.net
Web: www.terryisaacsart.com
Shop: Terry Isaac Art Instruction
Internationally renowned wildlife artist, Terry Isaac, makes his home among the rolling hills of vineyards and orchards on the South Okanagan’s Naramata Bench. The gallery and framing shop is open 10-6 most days (look for the ‘open/closed’ sign).

Upper Bench Winery and Creamery

250-770-1733 see map: A-5
170 Upper Bench Road South, Penticton B.C. V2A 8T1
Email: info@upperbench.ca
Web: www.upperbench.ca
Come and watch Shana hand-craft her cheeses through the creamery window, speak to Gavin about his award-winning wines and enjoy a wine flight perfectly paired with one of our cheese platters on our sunny Naramata Bench patio.