Denny's, 570 Columbia Street
All ages, FREE
Join us on the last Tuesday of the month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and feast on Denny’s delicious treats. Kids eat free! No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
12 to 24, FREE
Previously known as The Graphic Novel Club, this program began as a joint initiative with the Kamloops Art Gallery and the Kamloops Library to create a collaborative public art project. Out of this has developed Logograph, a youth-directed club that meets weekly at the Gallery and Library. Led by our Teen Intern, this program offers space for creative youth to make art and generate ideas for future projects. New members are always welcome.
All ages, FREE
As we move into winter, downtown Kamloops will feature light and liveliness. Be sure to head downtown after dark for the festivities. Luminocity is a week-long, public art project featuring video projection, new media works and events in public spaces throughout the downtown core of Kamloops. Be sure to pick up a map at the Gallery to identify the locations of site-specific projects and visit the Luminocity web site for updates.
Padlock Studios, 175 2nd Avenue
Join us at the opening reception for Kelsey Braun: Fragmentation organized by Arnica Artist Run Centre with Padlock Studios in conjunction with Luminocity.
AUXHAUS // Rotary Bandshell Riverside Park
Music, DJs and performances. Bar and food provided by Red Beard with Luminocity Afterglow beer provided by Red Collar Brewing Co. Visit the Luminocity web site for the full band line up.
Office of Surrealist Investigations, 135 Victoria Street
Visit the Office of Surrealist Investigations and contribute to the projected collaborative drawings.
A Halloween tradition – punky night of cover sets where bands pay tribute to their favourites. Visit the Luminocity web site for the band line up.
Take in short videos screenings created by Thompson Rivers University Visual Arts students. Refreshments provided by Zack's Coffee and Red Collar Brewing Co.
AUXHAUSS // Rotary Bandshell Riverside Park
Join us for a talk with local artist Levi Glass. Refreshments provided by Zack's Coffee and Red Collar Brewing Co. Visit the Luminocity web site for more details.
Meet at the Kamloops Art Gallery for a walking tour of Luminocity, our week-long, public art project featuring video projection, new media works and events in public spaces. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Visit the Luminocity web site for updates.
AUXHAUSS // Rotary Bandshell
Music and performance with sound design by Ronan McGrath and choreography and light design directed by Monica McGarry and Jessie Kobylanski. Refreshments provided by Zack's Coffee and Red Collar Brewing Co. Visit the Luminocity web site for more details.
Arbour Collective provides opportunities for youth and adults to create art, learn new creative methods and exhibit or perform in the Kamloops area. By supporting work that confronts and challenges stereotypes, hidden histories and stolen voices, the Arbour Collective seeks to inspire and empower through creativity. Collective members will be working in the studios on select Thursdays. Youth and adults of all nationalities are invited to drop in to participate. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided.
All ages, FREE with Gallery admission
Join us on the first Saturday of the month for a guided tour of our current exhibitions. These tours are free with admission and open to all ages.
Join us at Red Collar Brewing Co. to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best local beer. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
Learn something new while enjoying your after-work drink. This month, join local artist Monica McGarry to learn more about fashion. A cash bar is available and light snacks.
Join us in our studios to work on a unique DIY project with Sage Prokop. All materials are provided.
The Gallery Store doubles in size to offer even more distinct and handmade items including cards, children’s activities and art supplies, along with one-of a-kind pottery, jewellery, and home accents from regional and national artists and artisans. Find unique and thoughtful gifts here to suit all tastes and budgets! Members receive a discount. Join today for yours!
The Kamloops Art Gallery and the University of Margaret Dragu present Embodiment, Narrative and Liminal Histories as Sources Toward Transdisciplinary Knowledge. Adults interested in art, cultural theory, feminism, performance and pedagogy are invited to join us for a morning of art aktions, workshops and performance led by Governor General Award winning interdisciplinary artist Margaret Dragu. Coffee, tea, snacks and graduation certificates will be provided for all participants.
16+,$45 (save $10 if you register by November 6)
The artists in the exhibition All membranes are porous explore the shared experience of inhabiting a body and the notion of embodiment through diverse approaches. They show us ourselves through various lenses and narratives.
This workshop will provide participants a rare opportunity to take in this exhibition through all their senses. Through movement, touch, sound and journal writing, participants will have the opportunity to connect more deeply to the artists' projects and to their own bodily experience through practices that encourage a connection to mind and body.
Tania McCartney is a yoga teacher and lover of movement. She has been involved in many physical forms since she was young. Her theatre degree at York University in Toronto and work with collective creation theatre companies shaped her as a yoga practitioner. Combining her experience with her time as a yoga teacher she has developed tools that delve into the human body, cultivating awareness and the ability to find connection through interactive play and storytelling that she will share with workshop participants.
Register through the Yoga Loft.
The Gallery Store
Join the annual Lights in the Night shopping event in downtown Kamloops to celebrate the holiday season and the beauty of a winter’s night. Come see us at the Gallery Store on this special night for refreshments and free gift wrapping. Members receive a discount.
Children three and under with parents or guardians, FREE (older siblings welcome)
The Gallery and the Kamloops Library partner to combine two of your favourite baby to preschooler programs: Family Storytime and Baby & Me. Join us in the KAG studios at 10:30 for songs, stories and puppets with the librarians from the Kamloops Library, followed by baby-friendly art making at 11:00. All of our art materials are safe for small children who want to put everything in their mouths. Art can be messy! Dress your child in something you won’t mind getting dirty. No registration required.
Generously sponsored by 3-D Line Locating Inc.
Zack's Coffee, 377 Victoria Street
Join us at Zack's Coffee on the last Monday of the month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops' best coffee and tea. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
Paramount Theatre, 377 Victoria Street
All ages, $20+GST Adults // $15+GST Members/Students/Seniors
Join us for the screening of the World’s Best Commercials of 2015. This event has wide audience appeal and will leave you wanting to see more.
Following the screening, join us at the Gallery for a post gathering where you can discuss the commercials with others. Cash bar and refreshments served.
Click here for more information on this event.
Barnacle Records, 290 3rd Avenue
On select Fridays, the KAG joins Barnacle Records to offer a night of hands-on art and music making. KAG art instructors will bring P.A.T., our Portable Art Trailer, and Barnacle Records will provide turntables and mixers for amateur and pro DJs to experiment. Meld your senses and try your hand at DJing, printmaking and drawing. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. DJs, please bring your own music.
Drop in to Family Art Saturdays, a free family event that includes tours and activities in our galleries as well as innovative art workshops in our studios. Explore All membranes are porous and participate in workshops related to the exhibition.
See Studio Programs for more details.
For more information about any of our events and activities, feel free to give us a call at 250-377-2400.
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