Riot on the Roof!

Vernon Public Art Gallery
Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Vernon Public Art Gallery and Laing Roofing present the 7th Annual Riot on the Roof! On Saturday, August 22, from 7pm to 11pm, the Downtown Vernon Parkade will be transformed into an alternative art party, with live music, performance and installation art, dance, a fashion show, and much more!

Riot on the Roof brings together a variety of artists in one unique venue for one awesome night. Each level hosts an array of talent, showcasing art in all its forms. The two stages of live music will get your feet moving with alternative artists such as //Amistad// and Windmills, and live DJ’s such as Bag-o-Beetz and Biwweh. Like Hip-hop? We’ve got that too with Bdice who’s fresh off the Center of Gravity stage. There are also folk, rap and rock artists who will be there to entertain you all night. The main stage will also be the location of the Cirque du Couture hair and fashion show and our B-Boy dance crew.

Further exploration from the two music stages will take you to artists such as Angela Hansen, encaustics, and Sarah Smith, digital mark making. Graffiti artists, Keyes and Mesk, will be transforming the dull walls of the parkade, and muralist Shannon Johnston will be doing the same. Joshua Wallace will be back working alongside Sarah Newnes to paint benches for Downtown Vernon, and installation art and time lapse photography will also be among the sights to see as you meander your way through the parkade.

You’ll probably get hungry walking all the way to the top of the parkade, so we’ve got food “artists” at the top to help you refuel. Rollin’ Spring Rolls will be there to serve (you guessed it), spring rolls, and Cookshack Cravings will be there as well, so come hungry and enjoy!

Don’t go into September wishing you’d done more with your summer. Join us at the end of August for this year’s Riot on the Roof to take in the art and music, all while enjoying the incredible view from the Downtown Vernon Parkade.

Tickets for Riot on the Roof are $10 and can be purchased online or at the gallery. If you would like any more information you can contact Natasha by phone, 250-545-3173, or email,