Children three and under with their parents or guardians (older siblings welcome), FREE
Join us in the KAG studios for baby-friendly art making at 11:00. All of our art materials are safe for small children who want to put everything in their mouths. Art can be messy! Dress your child in something you won’t mind getting dirty. No registration required.
Generously sponsored by 3-D Line Locating Inc.
Drop in to DIY Thursdays to learn new skills from talented local artists. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided (and some snacks).
All ages, FREE
On select Fridays, the KAG joins Barnacle Records to offer a night of hands-on art and music making. KAG art instructors will bring P.A.T., our Portable Art Trailer, and Barnacle Records will provide turntables and mixers for amateur and pro DJs to experiment. Meld your senses and try your hand at DJing, printmaking and drawing. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. DJs, please bring your own music.
Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our talented summer art camp participants. Representing the work of over 200 young artists, this exhibition on our BMO Open Gallery is truly special. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Drop in to Family Art Saturdays, a free family event that includes tours and activities in our galleries as well as innovative art workshops in our studios. Explore Jerry Pethick: Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie and participate in found object sculpture workshops.
See Studio Programs for more details.
Zack's Coffee, 377 Victoria Street
Join us at Zack's Coffee on the last Monday of the month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops' best coffee and tea. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
Denny's, 570 Columbia Street
Join us on the last Tuesday of the month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and feast on Denny’s delicious treats. Kids eat free! No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
Arbour Collective provides opportunities for youth and adults to create art, learn new creative methods and exhibit or perform in the Kamloops area. By supporting work that confronts and challenges stereotypes, hidden histories and stolen voices, the Arbour Collective seeks to inspire and empower through creativity. Collective members will be working in the studios on select Thursdays. Youth and adults of all nationalities are invited to drop in to participate. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided.
All ages, FREE with Gallery admission
Join us on the first Saturday of the month for a guided tour of our current exhibitions. These tours are free with admission and open to all ages.
Jerry Pethick’s public art work, installed on the intertidal shoal of False Creek in Vancouver, takes both its motif and name from Brick Bradford’s time travelling space ship, the Time Top. Created by writer William Ritt and cartoonist Clarence Gray in 1935, the story was later made into a fifteen-part live action serial by Columbia Pictures. Join us to watch the highlights and get a glimpse into the science fiction realm that influenced Jerry Pethick.
12 to 24, FREE
Previously known as The Graphic Novel Club, this program began as a joint initiative with the Kamloops Art Gallery and the Kamloops Library to create a collaborative public art project. Out of this has developed Logograph, a youth-directed club that meets weekly at the Gallery and Library. Led by our Teen Intern, this program offers space for creative youth to make art and generate ideas for future projects. New members are always welcome.
Learn something new while enjoying your after-work drink. Every month will offer a new topic on diverse aspects of art history presented by local artists, educators and researchers. A cash bar will be available.
The Children’s Art Festival is a fun-filled, creative day of artistic, musical and theatrical activities for children ages two and up. Organized by the Kamloops Arts Council, the entire day is FREE for children and their families.
Join Kamloops Art Gallery Curator, Charo Neville, for a tour of All membranes are porous. Neville will provide background on the artists and discuss key ideas and works in the exhibition.
Organized by the City of Kamloops, World Rivers Day is a free, family event to celebrate the rivers and culture in our community. Enjoy multiple entertainers, live music and arts and crafts as you learn about our rivers, watershed stewardship and other sustainability issues. Look for the KAG booth to find out about our programs and to participate in fun river-related art activities.
Learn the basics of acrylic painting. In this two hour lesson, participants will learn about the science behind colour and how to create a harmonious palette by mixing their own colours. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration for KALS fall programs starts September 2016. Please visit kals.ca for registration forms and office hours.
Children three and under with parents or guardians, FREE (older siblings welcome)
The Gallery and the Kamloops Library partner to combine two of your favourite baby to preschooler programs: Family Storytime and Baby & Me. Join us in the KAG studios at 10:30 for songs, stories and puppets with the librarians from the Kamloops Library, followed by baby-friendly art making at 11:00. All of our art materials are safe for small children who want to put everything in their mouths. Art can be messy! Dress your child in something you won’t mind getting dirty. No registration required.
19+, $5 Members / $10 Public
Join us in the KAG studios on select Thursdays for three hours of pizza, beer and art criticism. Bring in your half-baked ideas, in-process exhibition proposals and newly completed art works to get honest and critical feedback from your peers. If your work is too big to transport, digital images are okay, too.
Fee includes one beer and a slice of pizza. Those who bring a work to be critiqued will receive a second beer and a high five.
Harsh Crit has space for 15 participants. To register in advance, go online or call 250-377-2400.
Generously sponsored by Red Collar Brewing Co.
All ages, FREE
Join us to celebrate the vibrant culture of our community! Enjoy free admission to our gallery spaces and engage in exciting art and culture activities.
Learn the basics of acrylic painting. In this two-hour lesson, participants will learn how to create a realistic rendering of their favourite furry friend using acrylic paint. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration for KALS fall programs starts September 2016. Please visit kals.ca for registration forms and office hours.
Learn the basics of still life painting and create your own realistic rendering of a lively floral arrangement. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration for KALS fall programs starts September 2016. Please visit kals.ca for registration forms and office hours.
Join us at Red Collar Brewing Co. to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best local beer. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
As we move into winter, downtown Kamloops will feature light and liveliness. Be sure to head downtown after dark for the festivities. Luminocity is a week-long, public art project featuring video projection, new media works and events in public spaces throughout the downtown core of Kamloops. Be sure to pick up a map at the Gallery to identify the locations of site-specific projects and visit the Luminocity web site for updates.
Meet at the Kamloops Art Gallery for a walking tour of Luminocity, our week-long, public art project featuring video projection, new media works and events in public spaces. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Visit the Luminocity web site for updates.
The Gallery Store doubles in size to offer even more distinct and handmade items including cards, children’s activities and art supplies, along with one-of a-kind pottery, jewellery, and home accents from regional and national artists and artisans. Find unique and thoughtful gifts here to suit all tastes and budgets! Members receive a discount. Join today for yours!
The Kamloops Art Gallery and the University of Margaret Dragu present Embodiment, Narrative and Liminal Histories as Sources Toward Transdisciplinary Knowledge. Adults interested in art, cultural theory, feminism, performance and pedagogy are invited to join us for a morning of art aktions, workshops and performance led by Governor General Award winning interdisciplinary artist Margaret Dragu. Coffee, tea, snacks and graduation certificates will be provided for all participants.
The Gallery Store
Join the annual Lights in the Night shopping event in downtown Kamloops to celebrate the holiday season and the beauty of a winter’s night. Come see us at the Gallery Store on this special night for refreshments and free gift wrapping. Members receive a discount.
The Gallery Store and Studios /// 19+, FREE
The Gallery Store and Studios /// All ages, FREE
We have a new holiday event! For one weekend only, the KAG studios will be transformed into a magical Christmas marketplace uniquely focused on locally made gifts, consumables and experiences – nothing says holidays more than treats and treasured time together! We’re spicing up Friday evening with a cocktail reception and door prizes (19+ only on Friday). Artisans will be on site both days to sample and sell delicious treats made locally.
For more information about any of our events and activities, feel free to give us a call at 250-377-2400.
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