Art in the Park 2015 a resounding success

$3,000 in donations raised for Kamloops Arts Council; Oh Canada! Art Exhibition People’s Choice announced

AIP entranceThanks to its volunteers and community supporters, the Kamloops Arts Council’s 2015 Art in the Park and inaugural Oh Canada! Art Exhibition were a tremendous success.

More than 90 talented painters, photographers, potters, jewellers, clothing designers and artist collectives displayed and sold their original, handcrafted work, while local musicians, dance groups, and theatre performers worked the crowds. Photos from Art in the Park 2015 may be viewed here (all photos by Jacquie S Photography). An estimated 30,000 people were in attendance.

The KAC’s Oh Canada! Art Exhibition saw a steady stream of visitors at its Heritage House location from June 28-July 1. People’s Choice selections from the exhibit were as follows:

1. Patricia Kellogg, Sunset from LaFarge (watercolour)

Sunset from LaFarge

Sunset from LaFarge, Patricia Kellogg


2. Ed Young – Mount Robson, BC (acrylic)

Ed Young Mt Robson #3

Mt Robson #3, Ed Young

3. Kelly Pape – Sunset over Kamloops (photography)

Kelly Pape

Sunset over Kamloops, Kelly Pape

Total donations to the KAC during Art in the Park and Oh Canada!, including sales of tickets for the KAC’s “Great Getaways” raffle which continues all summer, were close to $3,000. All proceeds support the KAC’s year-round community arts programs.

The Kamloops Arts Council would like to thank its many volunteers, who collectively put in more than 280 hours at Art in the Park and the Oh Canada! Art Exhibition.

What’s next for the Kamloops Arts Council? 

The Kamloops Arts Council’s Rivertown Players continue their free children’s theatre performances throughout the summer, 5 days a week (view schedule here). The KAC’s next large-scale event is the Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 19, 10am to 4pm at Riverside Park.

Art in the Park 2015 sponsors:


BelkorpEnviroSvcs_LOGO__2___Converted_ DomtarLogClr 4Cats_logo_kamloops_gold City of Kamloops - 2inchColorLogoNoBar

Grasslands Dental Care - Dr. Chris Wilson
Dr. Chris Wilson

KAC core supporters:

City of Kamloops | BC Arts Council

We acknowledge the support of the Province of British Columbia. 

# # #