Canada 150

It’s finally here! 150 Voices is a film collaboration by 56 young people in Salmon Arm with interviews of residents of all backgrounds, and animation sequences that celebrate Canada in its 150th year. Everyone is welcome to the premiere on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7pm at Salmar Classic Theatre. This film will also be shown at several celebratory events throughout the Shuswap. A work of art that is now a piece of Salmon Arm’s history. This project was generously supported by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Shuswap Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. Also sponsored by SAS Parent Advisory Council, Faster Than Light Computing, Salmar Community Association and Daybreak Rotary Club.

The Arts Centre is presenting many opportunities to participate in the recognition of Canada’s sesquicentennial. Check out the events below and discover how you can contribute to Canada 150.

April 29 – May 27
Why I Love Canada
Open exhibition, all artists aged 15 to 24 can enter up to four works
Youth artists register in advance their intention to participate. All media welcome, certain size restrictions for 2D work apply. Consider the reasons you love this country, and offer a visual story about those reasons.

July 15 to August 26   
Rolling Stock
Open photography exhibition, anyone can enter
Call for photographers from all across Canada to take photos of eye-catching graffiti on train cars, straight on (no angled compositions). Photos must be submitted by email as jpgs of print quality. Gallery staff to install, to appear like a train running around inside of gallery. To enter, send photos to with subject line “Rolling Stock.” Images accepted on an ongoing basis until June 15, 2017.

October 7 to November 10
Contemporary and traditional works by First Nations and Metis artists. A visual dialogue on what it means to be Canadian in the era of reconciliation. Expressions of interest in all media accepted until April 30, 2017, forms available at Art Gallery or by email request. Co-curated by Aaron Leon.

Nov 18 to Dec 16   
True North
Juried exhibition on the theme of winter. All artists in the Shuswap region welcome to participate. Registration deadline September 30, 2017. Up to three works can be submitted in any media. Size restriction of 48″ in width, no height restriction. Delivery and jurying on Nov. 13, 2017.