It is officially December and that means we are counting down to the holidays. It also means that we are counting down to our 21st Annual Kamloops Children’s Art Festival. Our theme this year is “Starlight, Starbright” and we encourage everyone to show us your star power.
“I am very excited about the early nightfall theme that we have in the winter months, ‘Starlight, starbright.’ I think the families will love the arts activities we have planned for them,” said KAC executive director Terri Hadwin.
This virtual event will run from December 21st to the 25th and you will have three chances throughout each day to participate in different events. Programming will be offered in the morning, noon and night. Come sing along with The Wilds, an incredible folk pop band that will rock your world. Be mystified by Clinton W. Grey’s magical performances where he just might let you in on some secrets behind the magic and Kiki the Echo Elf whose beautiful voice could warm the coldest Grinch heart. Get up and move with Spiderman, dance along with the Princesses and listen to an amazing oral story by Chris Bose. Every day there will be something new for you and your family to do, see and experience.
“Creativity Bags” filled with all the materials that families will need to participate alongside the online festivities will be available to be picked up at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre one week before the event begins (at no cost, you will be able to reserve your date and time for pick up). There are so many arts activities to keep your children busy and engaged. And we should also mention, there will be prizes.
“This Festival will be unlike anything you have ever experienced—from our “Get Up and Move” segments to our spectacular performances and our bedtime stories, we are so excited to be able to bring this virtual festival into your home,” said festival coordinator, Shannon Cooper.
Thanks to our incredible sponsors, KAC’s Children Arts Festival is 100 percent free and will be livestreamed through Vimeo. You can find the video links and more information including the performance line up schedule on https://kamloopsarts.ca/program/childrens-art-festival/