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Art in the Park July 1: shop, perform, & celebrate 50 years

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

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Two scholarships now available for area arts students

New Kristina Benson Art scholarship and Julia Appley-Mitra scholarship application deadlines are May 31

The Kamloops Arts Council invites students graduating high school and going on to post-secondary studies in fine arts, as well as post-secondary visual arts / design students in any year of study, to apply for two scholarships.

New this year and sponsored by local artist and wearable art designer Kristina Benson, the Kristina Benson Art Scholarship was created to honour emerging artists pursuing post-secondary education in the visual arts and design fields. The scholarship will be awarded to a current or prospective student demonstrating eagerness, determination to succeed in their field and a passion to intuitively create. One scholarship of $250 may be awarded each year.

Students graduating high school this year and going on to post-secondary studies in the fine arts (i.e. music, theatre, dance, creative writing, visual arts, film) are encouraged to apply for the Kamloops Arts Council’s Julia Appley-Mitra Scholarship. This award is named after long-time KAC supporter Julia Appley-Mitra.

Deadline for both scholarships is May 31, 2018. More information and application forms may be found on the KAC website.

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Cheers to 50 Years! A KAC Fundraiser

The Kamloops Arts Council is celebrating 50 years of bringing arts to our community! Join us for a burger & beer (or other beverage) plus KARAOKE for full entertainment value. (Singing is optional, of course!)

Your $25 ticket includes burger and beer/beverage, plus all the fun you can handle. Bring a crew and book your table of 6 for $150. All proceeds go to support the KAC’s year-round community arts programs, including the Children’s Arts Festival, Crossing Bridges Outreach and more.

Click here to get your tickets today at Eventbrite –
limited seating available! 

 See our Facebook event for late-breaking updates

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Celebrate 50 years with the Kamloops Arts Council at April 12 event

Burger, beverage and karaoke at Match Eatery fundraiser
The Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) is celebrating 50 years of bringing arts to the community with its “Cheers to 50 Years” fundraiser Thursday, April 12th at Match Eatery.
Join the KAC for a burger & beer (or other beverage) and karaoke hosted by Solo Entertainment (Angie Heinze). Singing is optional but encouraged.
Cost is $25 per ticket and includes burger, beer/beverage, and entertainment. A table of 6 may be booked for $150.
Door prizes, including a gift certificate to Atlas Restaurant, and a 50-50 will be offered. All proceeds support the KAC’s year-round community arts programs, including the Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival, the Crossing Bridges Continue reading Celebrate 50 years with the Kamloops Arts Council at April 12 event

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Art Exposed Regional Exhibition kicks off Friday, March 9

Henry Small to emcee opening reception at Old Courthouse Cultural Centre 
Plenty of original, affordable artwork by area artists will be unveiled at the Kamloops Arts Council’s Art Exposed Regional Exhibition, which opens at a reception this Friday, March 9 from 5-8pm at the Old Courthouse (7 Seymour Street West).
Local musician and personality Henry Small will emcee. Many know Henry as a performer, radio DJ and producer of Music in the Park; as the Kamloops Arts Council celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, Henry will speak about his involvement with the KAC over the years.

Continue reading Art Exposed Regional Exhibition kicks off Friday, March 9

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!