Finalists have been announced for the 2019 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts, which annually recognizes artists and arts supporters in Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
Awards will be given for each of the following categories: Community Impact, Corporate Champion and Emerging Artist.
Community Impact recognizes outstanding Kamloops individuals and/or small businesses that have made a significant contribution supporting local arts and culture through donations (cash or in-kind), sponsorships and/or volunteer services in support of a local arts organization and/or Kamloops artist.
Finalists are Tyson Andrykew and Niki Remesz.
Corporate Champion recognizes outstanding Kamloops business leaders and/or medium to large businesses/corporations that have made a significant contribution supporting local arts and culture through donations (cash or in-kind), sponsorships and/or volunteer services in support of a local arts organization and/or Kamloops artist.
Finalists are ideaLEVER and
Kamloops This Week.
Emerging Artist recognizes an emerging Kamloops artist/musician/performer working in the visual and/or performing arts for their current accomplishments and future potential.
Finalists are Zach Abney, Robin Hodgson and JP Lancaster.
“Our heartfelt congratulations to all the nominees and the finalists in each of these award categories,” said Margaret Chrumka, co-chair of the Mayor’s Award for the Arts committee and executive director of the Kamloops Art Gallery. “These nominees have contributed significantly to the vibrancy of the arts community in Kamloops and we are so grateful for their commitment to demonstrating that the arts are an important social and economic contributor.”
The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts will be presented at the 12th annual Mayor’s Gala for the Arts on Jan. 19 at the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre in Aberdeen.
Tickets can be purchased from the Kamloops Live box office, 250-374-5483 or kamloopslive.ca.
The event is presented by the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony and Western Canada Theatre.