KAG temporarily closes

Upon the advice of the BC Public Health Officer, the Kamloops Art Gallery has closed as of 5:00 pm, March 16, 2020.

Exhibitions will be temporarily closed and all programs and events will be postponed until further notice. We will continue to share updates as the situation changes.

We believe, it is important to note that health officials for BC and Canada continue to advise that the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains low. Our decision has been made based on public health information, following the advice of public health officials and our government partners, and was made to help slow the potential spread of the virus.

We regret not being able to engage with you at this time and look forward to welcoming you back to the Gallery soon.

For information about COVID-19, please visit the BC Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organization site.

Update posted: March 16, 2020 5:00 pm

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Mayor's Awards for the Arts 2020

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

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Mayor's Gala for the Arts

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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