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Children’s Arts Festival

The annual Children’s Arts Festival is a FREE two-day adventure filled with creativity and kid-friendly fun!

Join us on September 14th and 15th as we celebrate the budding superhero in every child. With a super team of all shapes and sizes, these little heroes can protect others, save the day, and change the world. Get inspired, feel empowered, and find your superpowers through performances, workshops, and play!

Day 1: Friday Sept 14, 3:30pm to 5pm
An afterschool light and shadow theatre experience with Miss White Spider, plus a family dance party!

Day 2: Saturday Sept 15, 10am to 4pm
Come dressed as your favourite superhero!
A fun-filled, superhero-themed day of art, music, dance and theatre for children ages 2 and up.

Dianna David’s Red Ball Movement Show, Ruffle Redbird and so much more!

Unlike the majority of kids’ festivals in the province, thanks to sponsors and supporters, the Kamloops event is completely free.
Donations will be accepted on site, with partial proceeds going to the RIH NICU.

For more information, including how you or your organization can get involved, visit our website: http://kamloopsarts.ca/event-calendar/#id=223

Thank you to our sponsors:
Platinum: City of Kamloops – Municipal Government
Gold: B100 Kamloops | Valley First | Government of Canada
Silver: Portfolio Interiors | Teck | Province of British Columbia | BC Arts Council
Bronze: 4Cats Arts Studio Kamloops | Lee’s Music | Make Children First Kamloops | Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel


Free fun for kids at Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival Sept. 14 & 15

Kids & families superheroes theme; partial donations to RIH NICU

There is a hero inside every kid. Join us at the 19th annual Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival on September 14-15.

The theme of this year’s festival is “Superheroes” with a goal of inspiring the little heroes in your life. Wear a costume — creativity and heroic adventures await!

The Festival gives all chidren in the Kamloops area, ages 2 and up, the chance to try out different art forms. Unlike the majority of Continue reading Free fun for kids at Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival Sept. 14 & 15


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


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.


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