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July 22 to August 26  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Rolling Stock, an open photography exhibition about graffiti on rail cars. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm. Admission is by donation. Sponsored by Drew Lee-Hai & Associates.

July 25 to August 27 Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Ballad of Weedy Peetstraw. A bluegrass opera by Peter Anderson & John Millard. 7:30pm nightly, rain or shine! No shows Monday. Pay-What-You-Can Tuesdays (first come, first serve). Early Bird special for groups of 6 or more. Ticketseller.ca or 1-866-311-1011.

August 1 to 30  Salmon Arm Arts Centre presents the Culture Crawl, 35 downtown businesses are teamed up with local visual artists to showcase work during BC’s Culture Crawl. Pick up a walking tour brochure at the Art Gallery or Visitors Centre. Download and print your own map here: CultureCrawl2017_online

August 18 to 20 The 25th Annual Roots & Blues Festival. Four stages, family entertainment, fabulous headliners, great food and fantastic musicians and artists. Info at www.rootsandblues.ca.

Saturday, August 19  Enjoy live music at the downtown LIVE Stage at Ross St. Plaza, 7pm. Sponsored by Acuity Advisors.

Wednesday, August 23  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park, featuring Eryn Robertson. Sponsored by Okanagan College. Bring your blanket and lawn chair, concert is by donation.

Thursday, August 24  RJ Haney Heritage Village presents Sons of the Louisiana Hayride. Cast of The Sons of the Louisiana Hayride are Gil Risling, William Brookfield and Mike Melnichuk, with a special appearance by Patrick Ryley as Hank Williams! Seating is limited; tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling the Village 250-832-5243 or at Askew’s Foods.

Saturday, August 26  Enjoy live music at the downtown LIVE Stage at Ross St. Plaza, 7pm. Sponsored by Acuity Advisors.

Wednesday, August 30  Wednesday On the Wharf, 6:45pm at Marine Park, with the season finale by the Salmon Armenians. Sponsored by Drew Lee-Hai & Associates. Bring your blanket or lawn chair, admission is by donation.

Thursday, August 31  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents a preview evening and artist talk by Chris Cran, ahead of his “Save the Date” exhibition opening. 7pm, everyone welcome, admission is by donation.

Thursday, August 31  Jazz at the downtown LIVE Stage, Ross St. Plaza at 7pm. Sponsored by Acuity Advisors.

Friday, September 1  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents the opening reception of Save the Date, works by Chris Cran, including some from his solo 2016 exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. Enjoy live music and refreshments, 7pm to 9pm, admission by donation. Exhibition runs until Sept. 30. Sponsored by McDiarmid Construction.

Thursday, September 7  Sing in Harmony with the Shuswap Singers Community Choir! The choir is looking for new members soprano, alto, tenor, bass over the age of 15. Join for the season. 6:30 – 9pm at the Salvation Army good Hope Church, 191 2nd Ave. NE.

September 8 to 10  Salmon Arm Fair – another community gathering opportunity that celebrates the culture of farming in this region. Entertainment, exhibits and midway. More info at www.salmonarmfair.com

Tuesday, September 12  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Trader Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. Bring your Artist Trading Cards to trade, or make some more! Everyone welcome.

Sunday, September 17  Salmon Arm Art Gallery is embarking on a community felting project, beginning with a wool washing day outside on the loading dock beginning at 11am. Stop by if you’re interested in this project, or want to help wash some fleece.

Thursday, September 21  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Coffee Break from 2pm to 4pm. Enjoy complimentary locally roasted organic coffee and fresh baked cookies while perusing the exhibition.

Saturday, September 30  Deadline for registration for True North juried exhibition at Salmon Arm Art Gallery.

Friday, October 6  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents the opening reception of Kanata, new works by aboriginal artists, curated by Aaron Leon. Live music and refreshments, 7pm to 9pm, admission by donation. Exhibition runs until November 10. Sponsored by Gail Dyer.

Tuesday, October 10  ATC Trader Tuesday! Come to the Art Gallery and make/trade Artist Trading Cards from 3pm to 4pm. Everyone welcome to this creative time for all ages.

Thursday, October 19  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Coffee Break and Artist Talk from 2pm to 4pm. Enjoy locally roasted organic coffee, home-baked cookies and a discussion about the exhibition “Kanata.” Many of the exhibiting artists will be in attendance. Admission by donation.

Friday, November 17  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents the opening reception of “True North,” a juried exhibition on the theme of winter. 7pm with live music and refreshments. This exhibition is sponsored by Hudson Dental.