Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Mayor's Awards for the Arts. This year’s awards were presented at the 13th annual Mayor’s Gala for the Arts on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
Corporate Champion, which recognizes outstanding Kamloops business leaders and/or medium to large businesses/corporations that have made a significant contribution supporting local arts and culture through donations (cash or in-kind), sponsorships and/or volunteer services in support of a local arts organization and/or Kamloops artist, was awarded to Lee’s Music.
Emerging Artist, which recognizes an emerging Kamloops artist working in the visual and/or performing arts for their current accomplishments and future potential, was awarded to Marcella Barz.
Enduring Supporter, which recognizes the long-serving and foundational commitment of an outstanding individual through contributions that have furthered the success of one or more of Kamloops’ arts organizations, was awarded to Michael Powell.
Details about each of the award winners is here and we congratulate them and all the nominees on their important contributions to arts in Kamloops.
Mayor Ken Christian with Bonnie McLean, Lee's Music; Marcella Barz and Michael Powell. Image: Emily-May Photography
The Mayor's Gala for the Arts was a stunning success. A sold out event that saw $67,000 raised in support of the Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony and Western Canada Theatre.
Enjoy a look at the evening's photos here and we look forward to celebrating with you again in 2021. Stay tuned for event and theme details to come later this year.
Our thanks to the Mayor's Gala for the Arts working committee for helping realize such a beautiful event and to all the sponsors, donors and guests who shared their support for a vibrant arts community in Kamloops.
Image: Emily-May Photography
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