As the Kamloops Arts Council celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, you can expect an Art in the Park on Canada Day that’s more action-packed than ever.
Art in the Park is a part of the City of Kamloops Canada Day celebrations along with Kamloops Multicultural Society’s Folkfest at Riverside Park. This year, more than 100 artists and artisans will show and sell their work. This juried show promises a variety of quality art and fine crafts. Purchase one-of-a-kind pieces from local as well as select regional artists and artisans.
Performances will be taking place on the grass stage on the southeast side of the park, including sword demos from the Shire of Ramsgaard and the Djembe Django drummers, Gilda Lily and the Chorus Girls, Mozaik Fusion bellydance, 11-year-old drummer Oscar Evely, and Lindy in the Loops.
Those looking to get in on the action can show their own talents at the Open Mic Tent by the waterpark, hosted by Alicia Ashcroft. Continue reading Art in the Park July 1: shop, perform, & celebrate 50 years
Saturday, June 23, 2018
1:00pm to 4:00 pm
All ages, $5 // FREE for youth aged 14-21
Kamloops Art Gallery invites you to an art party! Kick off your summer with an afternoon of art making, live music and serious snacking!
Enjoy a specialty mocktail while experimenting with flavour pairings at our popcorn bar. Try your hand at miniature screen printing, make your own buttons, learn how to make a zine using only one piece of paper and experiment with Sumi Ink drawing.
We will also be celebrating the launch of our new summer internship Continue reading Experimentation Station
Plus Kristina Benson Art scholarship, Julia Appley-Mitra scholarship application deadlines May 31
If you’re a local artist or arts group looking for funding for an upcoming project, or an area arts student seeking help with tuition, the Kamloops Arts Council may be able to help.
KAC Grants deadline June 15th – KAC Grants are awarded primarily to assist local artists and arts organizations (in any discipline) to promote their work or further their education. Funds are subject to availability, and applicants must be current members of the KAC to apply. Deadlines have recently changed and are now June 15 and January 15 each year. The application form is available at the KAC website, www.kamloopsarts.ca.
From past KAC Grants recipients: “Thank you for helping to realize the goals of local artists like ourselves. It is enormously helpful… Continue reading KAC art grants deadline is June 15th
WCT’s Stage One Theatre School’s students have finished THE REHEARSAL. In fact, WE OPEN TOMORROW NIGHT (no question mark).
Not only are these the names of two plays, they state the facts: The 32 students of the Stage One’s Performance Class are ready to channel all their new skills to entertain you with not just one, but two very funny plays, full of hijinks and “the curtain must rise” tension!
Performances at the Pavilion Theatre:
Thursday, May 10 at 7:00pm
Friday, May 11 at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 12 at 2:00pm
See two shows for the price of one! As it is, admission is by donation. Continue reading WCT’s Stage One Theatre School to Present two plays this weekend!
Our final concert of the 2017/18 season is taking place this Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre. Russian Innovators presents the strong lyricism, rich harmonies, and striking individuality of Shostakovich and Borodin, two of Russia’s most inventive composers, plus the ground-breaking spontaneity and masterful French-style orchestration of Canada’s Pierre Mercure.
Joining the KSO is piano soloist Sheng Cai, who will be performing Shostakovich’s uncharacteristically cheerful Piano Concerto #2. Since his debut with the Toronto Symphony at just fifteen years old, Continue reading Rich Harmonies and Ground-breaking Spontaneity