As the team at Okanagan Crush Pad marks its 10th anniversary, they are turning the corner—literally and figuratively.
Scott Sueme, an abstract painter from Vancouver, will return to the winery August 24 to 29 to update the mural at the entrance and add an additional mural on the 100-foot south-facing winery wall to commemorate the winery turning the corner into its next decade of business. Ten years ago Scott painted the graffiti on the front of Okanagan Crush Pad, and now, we’re all invited to catch the artist in action as he modifies the front of the winery and paints the wall opposite the vines.
Winery owner Christine Coletta is a fan of street art, and when OCP was constructed, the building’s smooth concrete exterior struck her as the perfect canvas. “To honour turning the corner on our first 10 years at Okanagan Crush Pad and looking forward to our next exciting decade, I thought that there could be no better way to celebrate than by commissioning Scott to ‘vandalize’ the building again,” she says.
“This is a project that will change in real time, and it is fascinating to see the plans on paper for a large-scale installation come to life. It will be a lot of fun to see it progress.”
If you happen to be in town during this Instagrammable art install, reserve a table on the patio and enjoy a flight of wine, a signature OCP cocktail or a boozy freezie (non-alcoholic versions also available). Then sit back, and watch art come to life! —Noa Nichol