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

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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.

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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 … Read more Two scholarships now available for area arts students

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

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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.

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