Denny's, 570 Columbia Street
All ages, FREE
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.
An annual event in Kamloops for over 40 years, Art in thePark has become a showcase of Kamloops’ cultural producers and presenters. Artists and organizations complement Canada Day Celebrations during this all-day event in Riverside Park. Organized by the Kamloops Arts Council, an estimated 30,000 people attend and participate in the festivities. Look for the KAG booth to find out about our programs and to participate in fun art activities.
All ages, FREE
Join Vancouver Ar Gallery, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, Grant Arnold, for a tour of Jerry Pethick: Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie. Arnold will provide background on the artist and discuss key ideas and works in the exhibition.
Join us to celebrate the opening of Jerry Pethick: Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie in the Central Gallery, Ryland Fortie: Chatroom Paranoia in The Cube and Kamloops Back to the Future on the BMO Open Gallery. Meet the artists and curators, mix with other art supporters, get creative at the Kids Table and enjoy live music and appetizers. Everyone welcome. Memberships are 25% off.
4 to 12
Inspired by our current exhibitions, KAG Art Camps engage children and youth in experimental and traditional art projects that encourage creation, expression and discovery. Registration required. Register online or call 250-377-2400.
Generously sponsored by New Gold Inc.
See Summer Art Camps for more details and to register.
Join local artist and educator Elizabeth Pattie to develop your drawing and observation skills in the relaxed atmosphere of the Kamloops Library. No previous experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Registration is required. Register by calling the Library at 250-372-5145.
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.
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.
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.
Drop in to DIY Thursdays to learn new skills from talented local artists. No experience is necessary; all materials are provided (and some snacks).
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.
Join artist John Drury in our studios as he shares stories of Jerry Pethick’s time at Pilchuck Glass School. An artist, writer and educator from Brooklyn, New York, Drury is a regular contributor to Glass, New Glass and Architecture magazines and a contributing author to the catalogue Jerry Pethick: Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie produced by the Vancouver Art Gallery (2015).
16+, $22 members / $25 public (class)
Learn the basics of acrylic painting with local artist and educator Elizabeth Pattie. Covering everything from colour theory to landscape painting, this workshop offers something for everyone. Registration required. Register online or call 250-377-2400.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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