D.C Get to Know Launch Event News

Get to Know had another successful launch event last Friday in Washington D.C! The day was filled with drawing, painting and sketching and attracted a lot of youth from the area. To learn about upcoming events near you remember to visit our Events Page


Unconference Registration News

Registration is now open for the 2015 International Unconference. The 2015 Get to Know International Unconference will be taking place in Calgary, Alberta from October 2-4. This youth-led summit will showcase creative, digital, and innovative art projects that make a powerful statement about the environment and/or present a solution to a current environmental issue. It will bring together talented youth from across North America to share their diverse messages and ideas with a high-profile audience. To register for the Unconference click here


2015 GO!Team News

Introducing the 2015 GO!Team. These talented young leaders serve as the Get to Know Ambassadors and encourage other youth to connect with nature through the power of art. Many of them are past Unconference participants and Get to Know Contestants who share a fiery passion for arts and the environment. Visit

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Kelowna Art Gallery Contest Event News

Date: Sunday, May 31 Time: 1 to 4 pm Cost: $4.00 per participant. This includes entrance into the Gallery’s current exhibitions Place: Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water Street. Join us for a special family Sunday event in conjunction with the Get to Know contest. The Gallery will provide a fun nature-related hands-on activity, and there will be a prize draw for an Art Adventures summer art camp of your choice at the Gallery! In addition, we will be offering family-friendly tours through the exhibition A Story of Canadian Art: As told by the Hart House Art Collection. Participants will draw inspiration from the landscapes of famous artists such as the Group of Seven and Emily Carr. Back in the studio we will be painting at the easel, and participants will be asked to think about the things in nature that are special to them. Participants may enter their work of art into the Get to Know competition, and their art will be featured on the Central Okanagan Gallery and the Get to Know website.


Submit your Unconference Proposal! News

Have a creative green idea or a solution to a pressing environmental issue? Submit your statement art proposal for the 5th annual Unconference. The Unconference will be taking place in Calgary, AB from October 2nd – 4th with youth attending from across North America! There will be cash prizes for the top entries in each category. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your artwork or share that creative idea, submit a proposal before June 1st for a chance to attend! Please direct all inquiries to