Kelowna born and raised writer, musician and artist, Lynda Norman, knows that creativity is a natural part of being. As office manager for Norman Tile & Marble Ltd, a business she and her husband own, and Business start-up facilitator for Women’s Enterprise Centre of BC, Lynda also understands the business end of things.
Her vision has always been to create spaces and opportunities for each and every person to experience the benefits of creativity in ways that are meaningful, fulfilling, healing, positive and essential to a thriving community. In the fall of 2012, Lynda, along with a small group of like-minded creatives, recognized the need in our community for art, culture and heritage to be offered in an inclusive and holistic way. She formed the Association of Artists for Creative Alliance (AACA), a not-for-profit society that officially became Kelowna Arts Council in July 2015.
The driving force behind programs like OUR Coffeehouse, Creative Conversations, Creative Commerce, Art on the Ballot– Reverse Forum, Community Jam Sessions, and more, she was also a member of BC’s Creative Convergence Engagement Committee, and has been working with arts and culture leaders throughout the province to build and celebrate community.
With her finger on the pulse of grassroots culture and creativity here in Kelowna, Lynda continues to direct her energies and talents to promoting arts and culture and is proud to have led ACA through the transition to becoming Kelowna’s new Arts Council.