2024 Mural: Okanagan Orchard

Embracing the sights and sounds of an Okanagan spring, the fifth mural painted by UBC Okanagan visual arts students is titled, Okanagan Orchard. Twenty students enrolled in the course were been busy painting this new mural in the Landmark District, throughout May and June.

The site of this year’s mural is the perfect location for the Public Art Project to continue to build and expand the urbanization of the Landmark District with vibrant street art. The students once again collaborated with instructors David and Jorden Doody to paint another colourful, large-scale mural, adjacent to the Wild Horses mural that was painted last summer.

“With the re-location of Kelowna’s Farmer Market to the Landmark District we have an opportunity to create an artistic intervention that will impact thousands of visitors each year. We have transformed this concrete laneway into an artistic masterpiece that visitors can walk right into,” says David Doody.

The inspiration for the 2024 mural is the great symphony of colour and sound that returns each spring to the orchards of the Okanagan—a symbol of renewal and rebirth, explains Jorden Doody.

“Looking up through a criss-cross lattice of branches, the bright blue spring sky carries a fragrant explosion of soft pink orchard blossoms, while a lively chorus of western tanager songs fill the air,” she says.

Support for this project was made possible with the generous donations from Sunbelt Rentals, Delux Paints, and Fresh West Official.

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