Lumière Lantern Festival returns with fun for all

KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops Arts Council's biannual Lumière Lantern Festival returns this November, offering a magical experience for all. Build your own handmade lantern at one of our workshops, then join in the lantern parade on Nov. 26, winding up with special performances and the Downtown Kamloops Lights in the Night celebrations. 

At a series of lantern-making workshops, participants are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild. Past parades have included a nine-foot dragon, a canoe, a lit skirt, a light bulb suit and tons of wonderful globes. 

"We especially love this event because making a lantern is a non-intimidating way to express your creativity," says Kathy Sinclair, executive director of the Kamloops Arts Council. "You don't have to be an artist — and the end result is spectacular."

Lantern or not, all are encouraged to be a part of a magical winter evening in Kamloops.

Create your very own lantern! We have two types of workshops:
 
Kamloops Makerspace Workshops (age 18+)
For building light installations & sculptures
Mondays:
- Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
At the Kamloops Makerspace Office, 207 Victoria St. W, Kamloops

For more information about these workshops please contact Aras at info@kamloopsmakerspace.com or 778-654-4611

Kamloops Arts Council Workshops
Family-friendly, all ages — children need to bring a hands-on, adult helper
Thursdays:
* Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
* Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
* Nov. 26, 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
At Lansdowne Village, Unit 210 (next to Spitfire Computers)
KAC workshops will be hosted by two local artists, drop-in, no registration required.
Lantern-making kits will be available for $5 to $20 per person (includes hands-on instruction.) A free option will also be available — supplies are limited, first-come first-served.


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