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It’s your turn to be a star at Art in the Park. This year, the Kamloops Arts Council will feature an open mike at the popular July 1 festival, hosted by local musician Jacob Schraepel. Bring a musical instrument and sign up to perform from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by the waterpark in Riverside Park.
Art in the Park is a part of the City of Kamloops Canada Day celebrations along with Kamloops Multicultural Society’s Folkfest at Riverside Park. More than 100 artists and artisans will show and sell their work. In addition to local artists, select artists from the Okanagan, Shuswap, the Coast and even Alberta will be there.
At the grass stage on the southeast side of the park, take part in a drum circle with Djembe Django Drummers from 11-12:15, and see Aboriginal storytelling, dance and choir performances from 12:15 to 3, Full performance lineup (subject to change) is available online.
Attendees can also paint a piece of the “Beyond 150” interactive mural project, led by local Aboriginal artist Chris Bose near Heritage House, and watch the Kamloops Arts Council’s theatre troupe, the Rivertown Players, in action at booth #33 (corner of 3rd & Lorne).
The public is encouraged to take advantage of free bus service on Canada Day, or ride their bicycles (secure bike parking is provided by donation to KISSM).