The arts are for everyone…

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.


The KAC may be best known for its annual festivals which take place in and around Kamloops. From Art in the Park to our Children’s Arts Festival, our festivals are accessible, imaginative, creative, inclusive, and fun — and produced with the highest degree of integrity.

Check out our What’s On pages to find out about our up-and-coming festival dates or check out our main festivals below!

Crossing Bridges

Crossing Bridges is an outreach program started by the Kamloops Arts Council in 2013.

This interactive multidisciplinary collaboration among the arts community and social service agencies delivers high-quality arts workshops at no cost to children, youth, families and adults in the Kamloops area.

Grants & Scholarships

The Kamloops Arts Council is all about supporting the arts community.

With that in mind, we offer grants and scholarships to local artists, arts groups and arts students. Funds are subject to availability.


The more arts activities, the more vibrant our community!

We believe in collaboration, not competition — and we support all arts activities in all disciplines in the Kamloops region by helping promote artists & arts events through our newsletters, social media, Online Arts Directory and more.

Resources & Workshops

Professional Development Courses & Workshops for Artists of all Kinds

From time to time, the Kamloops Arts Council produces professional development workshops for our member artists..

Contact Us Today!

Visit Us

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


Tuesday to Saturday,

10am - 12pm & 1 - 4pm

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 [email protected] 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