Welcome to the

Kamloops Arts Council

connecting creative communities

Closed for the time being

Thank you for checking in with us. The Kamloops Arts Council is closed amidst the current closure of City buildings and in the current virus threat. We will be monitoring the situation closely in the coming days and weeks, and will be following up with our members when we have more information. Additionally, we will be keeping an eye on our email inboxes, so should anyone have any concerns or questions please email Terri Hadwin, Executive Director at info@kamloopsarts.ca

what’s on

Check out what’s happening at the Kamloops Arts Council!

programs

Explore our arts programs and see what we offer!

get involved

Learn how you can get involved with us!

 

join now

Learn more about joining the Kamloops Arts Council!

About Us

STAFF | BOARD | COMMITTEES | STRATEGIC PLAN

 

The Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) is a registered charitable non-profit organization that is devoted to the development and enhancement of the arts in the Kamloops area. We support all artists and art organizations and promote cooperation among them, government and business. We produce high-quality, year-round low- and no-cost arts programs, arts performances, arts workshops and arts events that help to connect our local community and promote our local talent.

What’s On

FESTIVALS | GALLERIES | EXHIBITIONS | COURSES | WORKSHOPS

 

The City of Kamloops is vibrant with arts activities. From live music to art exhibits, to live theatre performances, professional development workshops for artists of all disciplines… the list is endless and so are the opportunities to get fully immersed. If you are looking for ways to showcase your art, support the arts, enjoy local arts, all things ARTS… this is a great place to start!

Programs

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CURRENT & FUTURE PROGRAMS!

 

From our popular Art in the Park festival on Canada Day to our Galleries & Exhibitions featuring local artists in all mediums, the Kamloops Arts Council’s year-round low- and no-cost arts programs provide opportunities for local visual and performing artists while making the arts accessible to all.

News/Blog

FIND OUR WHATS NEW WITH THE KAMLOOPS ARTS COUNCIL!

 

What’s up Kamloops Arts Council? A lot! Always!
The KAC features ongoing galleries, various annual arts events, professional development workshops, outreach programming, free summer theatre programming, and MORE. See our latest Press releases about all things Kamloops Arts Council here. Another fun thing you will find here is our KAC Member of the Month feature where we randomly select one member each month to get to know just a little bit better and share our new knowledge here with you.

Get Involved!

Whether you’re just learning to paint, are an established sculptor, a young musician, a senior dancer, an arts supporter, a business that champions the arts and wants to get involved in the community, or an arts supporter that wants to make a difference, the Kamloops Arts Council welcomes you!

Become a Member

Membership in the Kamloops Arts Council provides plenty of benefits to artists and art groups(individual and group membership).  We also welcome local businesses who wish to support the arts through our corporate membership packag

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Volunteer

The Kamloops Arts Council relies heavily on its volunteers.  From the 50 or more volunteers needed for Art in the Park – one of our annual events which sees more than 30,000 people through Riverside Park on Canada Day – to ongoing volunteers who work behind the scenes stuffing envelopes and making buttons, the KAC couldn’t do without them.

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Sponsor a Program

Sponsoring a Kamloops Arts Council program, festival or exhibition is a great way to enhance your company’s visibility and gain “social capital.” A thriving local arts and culture scene is a crucial part of a healthy community, contributing to liveability, economic development, tourism, and much more.

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Donate

Art changes lives, and the Kamloops Arts Council is proud to make it happen. When you make a donation to the Kamloops Arts Council, you’re not just supporting the arts — you’re making our community a more healthy and vibrant place for everyone.

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Stay Up To Date!

Sign up for our newsletter to get the most recent news, updates, programs and special offers.

Contact Us Today!

Visit Us

7 Seymour Street West (at 1st)
Kamloops, BC V2C 1E4

Hours

Tues to Fri, 10-12 & 1-5;
Saturday 10-12 & 1-4

The Kamloops Arts Council office and KAC Main Gallery are located in the city-owned Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at 7 Seymour Street West. We share this wonderful century-old building with the Courthouse Gallery Cooperative and Theatre BC (Mainstage).

Visit us, our gallery and the rest of the amazing arts groups that are housed under one roof!

Please note: Kamloops Arts Council does not handle bookings for rentals of the Old Courthouse.  For information on rentals, please contact City of Kamloops Arts, Facility Booking, at facilities@kamloops.ca or (250) 828-3707.

KAC is situated on the traditional and unceded lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within the ne Secwepemcúl’ecw

We acknowledge the financial support of our Core Supporters: The City of Kamloops and BC Arts Council