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The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of our creative community.

Since 1989, the Alternator has shown the work of emerging Canadian artists and helped develop the talents of local artists by providing a network of collaboration and sharing.

We foster energetic, creative, critical discussion on art & culture.

We believe in the greater positive potential of our creative community and value our role as key contributors to the cultural life of Kelowna and beyond.
The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is run by the Okanagan Artists Alternative Association.
  • Vision & Mandate


    We seek to foster a Centre, a community, and art practice that is: Engaged Art is produced, consumed, and interpreted within a social context and has a vital... more

  • What We Do


    - Support emerging and alternative local artists by, for instance, providing studio space, audio-video production facilities, workshops, mentorship, opportunities to... more

  • Contact


    Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art 421 Cawston Ave, Unit 103 Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 6Z1 Canada  Get a Map Phone (250) 868-2298 E-mail info@alternatorgallery.com Facebook:... more

  • Supporters


    The Alternator is supported by funding from the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, private foundations and community organizations, business and... more

  • Links

    Artist-Run Centres in Canada 

    Artist-run Centres (ARCs) are non-profit organizations, run by and for artists, that support new and innovative practices in the arts. With a rich history that spans... more

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 The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist-run centre...