A total of 4,154 postcard-sized original works of art on paper currently adorn the walls of the Kelowna Art Gallery's Scotiabank Studio and both sides of one of the gallery corridors; in their entirety, the works comprise the exhibition, Local Views to make World News - which sets the world record for the Most 4 x 6 inch works of art displayed in a gallery.
The Guinness world record for the most artists working on the same art installation was achieved by 28,267 Taglit-Birthright Israel's participants and supporters who contributed by sharing their fingerprints to create the artwork 'Taglit´s Mark´, resembling the flag of Israel. The artwork was designed by Javier Gelbwaser (Israel) and displayed in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest confetti mosaic; it consisted of 587,000 hole punched dots and measured 3.07 m x 2.08 m (10 ft 1 in x 6 ft 10 in). It was made by Nikki Douthwaite (UK).
The gallery began accepting small-scale, Okanagan-themed, original, landscape-based works of art created by community members in an attempt to set a new world record.
Arrival of submissions to the project was slow at first, but quickly gained momentum as community groups, local artists, media outlets, media personalities, schools, and other eager participants learned of the project.
"We were hoping for a good response, and we received an overwhelming response," said Nataley Nagy, KAG executive director.
Gallery marketing coordinator Kris Johnson says: "We thought 'hey, let's just go for it and see what happens,' and what ended up happening is that rather than receiving 2,500 submissions, we received 4,154 submissions from all over the Okanagan, the Lower Mainland and even as far away as Texas and India."
"We truly hope this project inspires museums, galleries, and other cultural organizations to challenge our record and undertake projects such as this of their own accord," said Nagy.