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40 Years of the Kamloops Art Gallery
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July 14 to August 18
Location:
Open Gallery
Over the past year, our teen intern and Archives Intern worked to digitize our archive of slides, photographs, newspaper articles and other assorted documentation of our history. In this exhibition, we combine highlights from our archive with a series of silkscreened works on fabric made by participants in our program Fly Your Art Flag: 40 Years of Art in Kamloops, celebrating 40 years of the Kamloops Art Gallery engaging with this community.
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Gallery Graced with Mural
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August 1 to September 30

A new mural in Kamloops brings to life a wall on the North West corner of the TNRD Civic Building which houses the Kamloops Art Gallery.
Designed by Monica McGarry and Robin Hodgson, and realized by Hodgson, Jennilee Fraser and Jack Morris, the mural titled Juicebox, 1998 references the lines and patterns of the building and brings an exuberant combination of colour to the space.
Our thanks to the members of the REpublic Community Arts Project and Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association's Back Alley Art Gallery for supporting artists and bringing art to unexpected places in Kamloops.

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Update from the Gallery Store
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August 1 to August 31
Come and see our bright new space! We’ve updated our beloved Gallery Store with a new wall colour and fixtures, changes to the flooring and lighting, and by installing a new feature wall. New product has arrived and we are excited to see what we can achieve within these new surroundings. Enjoy the same member discount, exceptional service and evolving product selection in a new and improved environment. It’s clean! It’s bright! It’s the Gallery Store!
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Artwork Scavenger Hunt
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August 2 to December 31
Artworks from the Kamloops Art Gallery permanent collection are on display throughout Kamloops. Can you find them all? To participate, take a photograph of yourself with (not on) each artwork and either post to Instagram with the hashtag #KAGPC or show the photos to a Gallery Attendant at the Kamloops Art Gallery. The first 25 people to successfully complete the scavenger hunt will receive a limited edition 40th Anniversary Kamloops Art Gallery mug.
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Time to Nominate Artists and Supporters
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August 2 to October 5

The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts committee is accepting nominations for the annual Mayor's Award for the Arts that recognize and celebrate artists and arts supporters in Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
For 2019, awards will be given for each of the following categories: Emerging Artist, Community Impact and Corporate Champion.
Emerging Artist: Recognizes an emerging Kamloops artist/musician/performer (age 18-35) working in the visual and/or performing arts for their current accomplishments and future potential. The recipient of the Emerging Artist award will also receive a $500.00 cash prize sponsored by the Kamloops Arts Council.
Community Impact: Recognizes outstanding Kamloops individuals and/or small businesses 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.
Corporate Champion: 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.
Nomination forms can be found on the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts website.

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Kamloops Pride Parade
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August 26 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location:
Riverside Park
The Kamloops Art Gallery is an inclusive and accessible space – you are welcome here! We are excited to walk in this year’s Kamloops Pride Parade to show our support for the LGBTQ2S+ community in Kamloops and beyond. Last year’s parade was exceptional, and we look forward to seeing all who come out to participate this year. Look for us walking behind our Kamloops Art Gallery banner! Learn more about the Pride Week events here.
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Summer Art Camp
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August 27 to September 15
Location:
Open Gallery
Every summer, we collect art work from the young artists who participate in our Summer Art Camp to exhibit on our Open Gallery. This exhibition is an excellent opportunity for us and our community to celebrate the imagination, creativity and talent of these children.
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Mayor's Gala for the Arts
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January 19 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Thank you to all who attended the January 20, 2018 Mayor's Gala for the Arts. Congratulations to Mayor's Awards for the Arts recipients
Business in Support of the Arts - Royal Bank of Canada
Emerging Artist of the Year - Andrew G. Cooper
Artist of the Year: Visual Arts - Donald Lawrence

The 2019 Mayor's Gala for the Arts is set for Saturday, January 19, 2019, please make note to join us then. Details to come.

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