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Nominate an artist for mayor's award

July 19, 2016 4:00 P.M.
Kelsey Gilker speaks after receiving one of the 2016 Mayor's Awards for the Arts.

The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts committee is accepting nominations for the annual honours that recognize and celebrate artists and Arts supporters in Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD).

In 2017, awards will be given for each of the following three categories: Artist of the Year – Performing Arts, Emerging Artist, and Business in Support of the Arts.

Artist of the Year – Performing Arts recognizes an outstanding performing artist. The second award, Emerging Artist, recognizes an emerging artist/musician/performer (ages 18-35) working in the visual and/or performing arts for their current accomplishments and future potential. The third award, Business in Support of the Arts, recognizes outstanding business leaders and/or businesses/corporations that have made a significant contribution supporting local arts and culture through donations, sponsorships, volunteer services, or the support of an artist.

Nomination forms can be found on the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts website at The deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at 5 p.m.

This is the 10th year that Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony and Western Canada Theatre have partnered with the City of Kamloops for the awards, which have provided an opportunity to recognize artistic and cultural achievements.

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