Discover Summerland

Arts & Culture

Summerland Arts Council

Summerland has a vibrant arts and cultural presence. One of the organizations involved in the arts is the Summerland Arts Council. They have many programs in the community including the popular Street Banner Project.

Community Cultural Advocacy Committee

Summerland's Municipal Council has formed a Community Cultural Advocacy Committee (CCAC). This committee works to further cultural interests in the community and advise Council on cultural issues. Meetings of the CCAC are public and agendas and minutes are available here.

Summerland Potters Guild

Summerland has an active group of potters. For more information click here.

Summerland Singers and Players

This theatre group has been performing for over 100 years. They began by staging Gilbert & Sullivan plays however these ambitious performances required casts of 40 and a full pit orchestra. This group is still very active in our community. Click here for more details.

Summerland Musicians

Summerland is fortunate to have many accomplished musicians living in our community. Some are quite famous however all are very talented. These musicians add to the fabric of our community and can often be heard entertaining at local community events.

The Ryga Festival

The Ryga Festival is an annual arts festival, including music, theatre, spoken word, readings and workshops. The Festival fosters local creativity and is inspired by Summerland resident George Ryga (1932-1987), one of Canada's greatest writers. Ryga wrote "The Ecstasy of Rita Joe”, the best selling Canadian play of all time. 

Ryga Fest