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Luxury Vacation Lottery - ONLY 50 tickets left
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September 11 to December 24

Tickets for the annual Luxury Vacation Lottery in support of the Gallery's exhibitions and programs are selling quickly with only 50 remaining.

This year, you could win a European River Cruise for 2, including airfare – as well as one of 7 other amazing luxurious prizes. Click on the PRIZES button for a full list.

The odds of winning is 1 in 56. Tickets are $100 and are on sale until noon, December 24 or until they sell out (which is likely to happen any day now). This year's draw date is January 3, 2020.

Visit the Gallery or call us today for your ticket - 250.377.2400.

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Gallery Efforts Honoured by BCMA
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October 4 to December 31

At the BC Museums Association annual conference awards gala in Prince George, BC on October 2, the Kamloops Art Gallery was recognized for their efforts in presenting Luminocity in 2018.

The Award of Merit for Excellence in Exhibitions saw 14 museums and galleries across BC nominated with Wild Things from the Museum of Vancouver taking home the award. The Kamloops Art Gallery along with BOOM! from the Britannia Mine Museum received a shared Honourable mention. Other nominees included Culture at the Centre from the Museum of Anthropology at UBC and Fred Hollingsworth: Art of Architecture from the West Vancouver Art Museum.

The Award of Merit recognizes a recent outstanding, innovative and/or creative achievement in any and all aspects of exhibition development and design, including content and curatorial choices; presentation, organization and format; interpretation; and community relevance.

“My heartfelt congratulations to the Museum of Vancouver for winning the award. They are an exemplary institution. This Honourable mention for us from BCMA and our peers across BC is a testament to our ongoing and sustained commitment to excellence and working to connect with our community in an enlivening and inspired way,” says Margaret Chrumka, Executive Director, Kamloops Art Gallery. “I am so proud of our efforts and what we bring to Kamloops, the province and country as a key arts organization.”

Luminocity is a week-long video art exhibition showcasing video projects by artists from across the country in unexpected public spaces through the downtown core every second year. This free, outdoor exhibition sees over 20,000 visitors during its run with weekend live music performances, tours and talks also working to enliven the event. Planning for Luminocity in October 2020 is well underway.

Details from the BCMA can be found here.

Image: Devon Lindsay
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Holiday Hoopla Pop-Up Shop
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November 12 to December 24
Location:
Gallery Store
Bam! The holiday season is upon us, and we have expanded the Gallery Store to present the Holiday Hoopla Pop-Up Shop. The expanded space allows for an even more intriguing and exciting selection of handmade and Canadian-designed wares, ranging from pottery and jewelry to kids crafts and home décor. Visit our unique treasure trove of holiday gift items for the loved ones on your list! Holiday Hoopla is on until December 24.
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Colombo Cares Continues
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November 20 - 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
Location:
Colombo Lodge

The Kamloops Art Gallery was so grateful for the support in October from Colombo Lodge though their new program Colombo Cares. This month Colombo is showing their support for the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association.

Colombo Lodge is well known for their delicious meals. Wednesday, November 20, the volunteers at Colombo will prepare meals that can be picked up at the Lodge and then taken home to enjoy. For every meal purchased, Colombo will make a $5 donation to the KTRA along with the proceeds from the evening. We are promoting this event as a means of paying our thanks for last month's support forward. We hope you order a meal to share with your family and friends in support of KTRA.

Visit the Colombo Lodge web site or call 250.374.4914 to place your order and confirm your pick up time.

Our thanks again to everyone at Colombo Lodge!

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