The Gallery was honoured to be a part of the Mayor's Awards for the Arts Nominee reception at the newly renovated Sagebrush Theatre this past month.
Hosted by Mayor Ken Christian and Council, the Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony and Western Canada Theatre, nominees for the 2020 Awards were announced and appreciation for their efforts in support of arts and culture in Kamloops was celebrated.
Congratulations to all our nominees. Finalists will be announced later this month with the winner announced that the January 18, 2020 Mayor's Gala for the Arts.
Corporate Champion CFJC-TV Lee's Music IdeaLEVER Solutions Sandman Signature Hotel
Emerging Artist Marcella Barz Bianka Ede Nick Fast Lucas Olsen-Willford Nicole Sonneson Matt Stanley Ashley Walshbarr James Watson
Enduring Supporter Francis Barnett Bryce Herman Neil MacDonald Phyllis Mader Michael Powell
More details about the nominees and the Gala are available at the Mayor's Gala for the Arts site. We look forward to celebrating all that the arts brings to our community at this key new year event.
Tickets for the annual Luxury Vacation Lottery in support of the Gallery's exhibitions and programs are now sold out.
This year's draw date is January 3, 2020.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket. Please visit the Gallery or call us today if you would like your name added to the list for a 2020 ticket - 250.377.2400.
Thank you to our sponsors Avalon Waterways, Atlas Fish + Steak, the Coast Oliver Hotel, Fairview Mountain, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Quaaout Lodge and Spa, Rosedale on Robson, Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre, Sun Peaks Resort, Kamloops Symphony, Western Canada Theatre, Westkey, Kamloops This Week, CFJC TV, K 97.5 Radio, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Art Gallery and Vinstitute.
Considered by many to be the birthplace of the Renaissance, the striking landscapes, medieval villages and rolling hills of Tuscany have inspired artists for generations. On January 18, 2020 in the Colombo Lodge, the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts will transport you to Tuscany for the 13th annual celebration of the arts and culture sector in Kamloops with Viva le Arti: Under The Tuscan Moon.
Guests will bask in the welcoming old-world charm of a Tuscan village while enjoying a sumptuous meal served family-style (in Italy, everybody’s family), inspired by the exquisite sights and flavours of Tuscany. The gala is also known for its captivating entertainment, and this year will feature enchanting Italian enthused offerings and other exciting enjoyments.
In addition to the delightful sights, sounds and tastes, the evening boasts a silent auction with items including travel packages, event tickets and restaurant experiences that will be sure to please, as well as a raffle for an exciting grand prize.
The evening will culminate with the presentation of the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts, celebrating achievements in three categories: Emerging Artist, Enduring Supporter and Corporate Champion.
We look forward to your joining us under the Tuscan moon in celebration of the arts in Kamloops.
Tickets are $125, and available from Kamloops Live! Box Office.
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