Place Category: Galleries
The Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) is a registered charitable organization that is devoted to the development and enhancement of the arts in the Kamloops area. Now in our 50th year (founded 1968), we support all artists and art organizations and promote cooperation among them, government and business. We provide local artists and arts groups – visual artists, musicians, dancers, writers and actors – with opportunities for exposure, networking and professional development.
As part of our mandate, the KAC takes the arts out to the community – producing high-quality, year-round low- and no-cost programs, performances, workshops and events for all. We believe the arts are for everyone, and that they have the power to heal, transform, connect and develop skills in children, youth, adults and seniors, including those in a crisis. Art changes lives.
The Kamloops Arts Council operates a member’s gallery in The Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, home of 2 other galleries as well. KAC Main Gallery hosts twelve unique exhibitions a year with local artists showing in a number of mediums. There is no admission charge; everyone is welcome!
The Kamloops Arts Council also produces:
- Art Exposed Open Exhibition – March
- Art in the Park on Canada Day – July 1st
- The Rivertown Players (children’s summer theatre) – July and August
- Children’s Arts Festival – September
- Art in the Dark
- Crossing Bridges Outreach – Year round
- Lumière Lantern Festival
- Professional Development for Artists – Year round