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Local arts to be celebrated with 'A Mysterious Masquerade'

The Mayor's Gala for the Arts 2015.
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November 23, 2015 - 12:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony and Western Canada Theatre joined Deputy Mayor Pat Wallace to give an overview of this year’s Mayor’s Gala for the Arts and officially announce the nominee short list for the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts at a media conference last week.

Awards will be given in three categories this year on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts at The Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre.

Nominations were accepted in the following three categories: Business in Support of the Arts, Emerging Artist, and Craft and Design. The following nominees have been short listed in each category: Business in Support of the Arts: Accent Inns, GK Sound and ideaLEVER Solutions Inc.; Emerging Artist: Andrew Cooper, Kelsey Gilker and Erik Prytula; and Craft and Design: Amanda Eccleston and Vaughan Warren.

The Mayor’s Gala for the Arts committee members also announced this year’s gala event will be a mysterious one. The event, which will recognize artists and arts supporters in Kamloops and the TNRD, will take the form of A Mysterious Masquerade. The three organizations will use their talents to put on an incredibly entertaining evening that is expected to surprise and intrigue an estimated 350 guests. Community members are invited to share in this wondrous annual event in celebration of the arts. Tickets for the gala are now on sale.

Each year, the Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony, and Western Canada Theatre partner with the City of Kamloops to acknowledge, celebrate and inspire artists and residents of Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

The Mayor’s Gala for the Arts has been a successful event for the past eight years. Last year, this joint fundraising event raised just over $38,000 for the three arts organizations. This year, they are hoping to raise $40,000.

Tickets to the Gala are $130. They come with a partial tax-deductible receipt and can be purchased at Kamloops Live! Box Office: 250-374-5483 or More information about the event can be found at

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