April 02, 2013 - 4:33 PM
A brand new arts festival will be coming to Kamloops this summer showcasing local, provincial and national talent in a wide variety of genres.
Under the B.C. Living Arts umbrella the inaugural THRiVE Festival will encompass three days of arts, culture and healthy living this June 21 to 23 and will feature experts in the fields of photography, music, poetry, writing, yoga, gardening, food and film.
The leadership group of artistic director Alan Corbishley and festival manager Amanda-Lynne Ballard, along with the living arts board of directors, are now focusing on ticket sales, festival programming and coordinating enough artists and volunteers to fully make the event a success.
The Thompson Rivers University campus will be the home for courses, concerts, films, accessible programmes, presentations, art installations, Kamloops Iron Chef, a speaker series, a BC Reads competition and hands-on workshops over the three-day event.
Expected to become a signature artistic event in the city to showcase local arts and community organizations the event quickly earned sponsorship from Tourism Kamloops, TRU, KGHM Ajax and New Gold to help cover the costs of retaining artists, venues and equipment as well as the development of the website and promotional materials. The event also earned a $75,000 startup grant from the city back in November for the inaugural event.
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