events & programs


A full listing of cultural events in the Shuswap:
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Culture Crawl

In August, the Arts Centre participates in the BC Culture Crawl by matching downtown businesses with visual artists to display their work. Artists interested in participating should contact Nikki Webber at the gallery: Brochures are available at the Arts Centre to inspire your walking tour, or view the pdf: CultureCrawl2017_online


ShuGo is a ticket-subsidy program to encourage youth in the Shuswap to attend live arts and cultural events, and to help live-arts groups build their young audience.

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Family Saturdays

Every Saturday from 11am to 3:30pm, families are welcome to drop in to the gallery to make art together.  It’s free, and projects are suitable for kids aged 2 to 12.

Wednesday On the Wharf

Each Wednesday evening from mid-June to the end of August, outdoor musical concerts are held at the gazebo in Marine Park. Enjoy a diverse selection of musical genres, bring a picnic and relax on the shores of Shuswap Lake.   Read More…

Coffee Break

On the third Thursday of each month, everyone is invited to take their Coffee Break at the art gallery from 2pm to 4pm to enjoy free coffee and cookies while they peruse the exhibition. Many exhibitions will feature an artist talk at 2:15pm. Check “Participate” for the next Coffee Break.

Artist Trading Cards

On the second Tuesday of each month, the gallery welcomes artists to trade their ATCs at the gallery between 3pm and 4pm. The collage ATC-creation table is available for all who would like to make artist trading cards. This is an artistic time for all ages to enjoy. Drop in and make some mini works of art.

Odd Socks Knitting Studio

Each Friday during regular exhibition days, the Art Gallery invites adventurous knitters to a non-instructional knitting studio from 1pm to 3pm, now located at Intwined Fibre Arts.

Education/School Tours

The Art Gallery welcomes bookings for school or group tours of the current exhibition.  The Education Coordinator will talk about the exhibition, and provide a hands-on activity for groups of up to 40.  Email for more information.

Summer Art Camps

Animation Art Camp is for kids aged 11 to 15. Advanced 3D stop-motion techniques including character design, storyboarding, set design and sound, taught by Nikki Webber, BFA (animation). Finale is a stop-motion mini film fest at Salmar Classic Theatre. Email the gallery for more information.


Curator Tracey Kutschker and designer/publisher Louise Wallace-Richmond host a weekly radio show on Voice of the Shuswap, 93.7 FM. The one-hour show is a conversation in art and design, with highlights of arts events in the Salmon Arm area. The show airs live on Wednesdays at 9am, with repeats on Thursdays at 8pm and Fridays at 11am.

150 Voices

A youth-led video project with interviews collected from Salmon Arm residents of all backgrounds, and animation sequences that celebrate Canada’s 150thyear. The film will be shown at several celebratory events throughout the Shuswap, including the July 9 opening of Montebello Museum at Haney Park, and August 19-21 at Roots & Blues. It is a work of art that becomes a piece of Salmon Arm’s history.