Year-round exhibitions from KAC Members!
KAC Galleries | Year-round exhibitions
Old Courthouse Cultural Centre
Main Gallery – Hallway Gallery – Alcove – Vault
Gallery Hours: Opening July 24th, Friday & Saturday from 10am to 4pm
The Kamloops Arts Council’s Main, Hallway, Alcove and Vault Galleries are a non-curated, open exhibition space for community artists and arts groups. Located in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre the Galleries host 2D and 3D exhibitions on a rotating basis – 12 exhibits per year.
How does it work?
Member artists submit an exhibition request form to the KAC. Exhibitions are not curated – space is made available to each artist who applies on a first-come, first-served basis.
A KAC representative assists the artist with installing their show. Artists are expected to do the publicity for their exhibition and may host an opening reception and/or artist’s talk with the KAC’s support. The Gallery is open 5 days a week, and admission to the gallery is free.
We are proud to say that our Galleries hosts all levels of artists, from emerging / beginner to established. The Galleries also hosts exhibitions by a number of arts and community groups; in the past, that has included the Kamloops Photo Arts Club, Artisans of Options & Opportunities, the Thompson Valley Potters’ Guild, the Artists’ Studio, Sisters Allied Against Violence (YWCA), Phoenix Centre, and many others.
What are the benefits?
For artists, finding exhibition space can be extremely challenging – especially for those just starting out. The KAC offers an opportunity for artists to get exposure and build their CVs while gaining experience on what it takes to install a show. The Galleries also provides the general public with a free opportunity to see all kinds of artwork by local artists.