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.

In order to extend our reach, in addition to the events and programs we produce and our own KAC Grants & Scholarships, the Kamloops Arts Council also supports these great initiatives:


Kamloops International Buskers Festival — The KAC has been a supporter of the Annual Kamloops International Buskers Festival since 2018.


Kamloops Film Festival — The KAC has sponsored the Kamloops Independent Short Shorts (KISS) Emerging Artist Award since 2016.


Words Alive Kamloops — The KAC was founding producer of this event in 2010. In 2016, the Festival was taken on by the new Kamloops Society for the Written Arts; the KAC remains involved as a proud partner.


The Whole Note — The KAC is pleased to be an initial supporter of The Whole Note, a new community-based music program that assists aspiring youth musicians who face financial barriers to fulfill their passion and potential.

BC’s Best Live Music — The KAC is pleased to assist BC’s Best Live Music by populating local TNRD live music events and artists. BC’s Best Live Music is the place to checkout what is going on in your local community for live music events/streaming. 


Mayor’s Gala for the Arts — The KAC has sponsored the Emerging Artist Award at this annual gala since 2014, a fundraiser for the Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, and Western Canada Theatre. The award comes with a $500 cash prize.


Artists in Canada – was started in 2000 as a National website and social media directory for Artists, Art Galleries and Art Resources. Free to add website.

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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