Discover Summerland

Arts & Culture

Cultural Development Committee


Please share your thoughts on culture in Summerland by completing this survey (click or tap the link below). Your feedback will inform the Cultural Development Committee's report to the Municipal Council on the progress of the Cultural Plan 2016.

Summerland 2019 Cultural Survey

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.

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