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First ever evening Kelowna market happening downtown

Walkable Bernard, another Festivals Kelowna event, is pictured here. Arts on the Avenue, Kelowna's first downtown night market, takes place tonight on Bernard Ave. from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
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July 30, 2015 - 11:11 AM

KELOWNA – Kelowna’s first after hours street vendor market takes place in downtown Kelowna tonight and promises to be a funky one.

Arts of the Avenue was started by Festivals Kelowna after shutting down the row of street vendors which have lined the walkway leading into City Park for more than 15 years.

Festivals Kelowna director Renata Mills says the move was made to broaden the appeal and ensure the artists community has at least one day to share their talents with the public.

“Arts on the Avenue is a reflection of the interest in the whole night market idea,” she says. “We’re going to feature very different kind of artists we’ve not had the opportunity to work with before. We want it to be funky and different and visual arts focused.”

The one day, outdoor event features work by visual artists, retail sales, art exhibitions, performance art and more. There will also be live music and an interactive community art project.

The market takes place between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., July 30, on the 300-block of Bernard Avenue between Pandosy Street and Water Street.

For more information, visit the Festivals Kelowna website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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