The Downtown Spring Art Festival is a three day event held during the Kamloops Arts Council’s Artwalk being held April 16 to May 23, 2011. These are both annual events held downtown
to feature our local artists and their wares. The event covers all kinds of art so it will appeal to all art lovers, whether your interest is in paintings, photography, pottery or otherwise. Kamloops
|Keishia Treber ~ Artist|
Keishia Treber, a very talented young artist recently appeared in the May/June 2011 Kamloops Currents magazine where her artwork was featured on the cover as well as sharing her story ‘A Career on Canvas’ in the magazine. There was no mistaking her beautiful painting of Marilyn Monroe on display when I visited the Downtown Spring Art Festival and it was a treat to see her work up close. She has also used her talents to design jewelry which she had on display. Visit Keishia’s webpage by clicking here.
|Trina Gregson of Kamloops|
Another retirement story on my visit to the Spring Art Festival was from an old classmate who moved back to
|Clowns delight all ages during the Spring Arts Festival|
The 300 block of
|Akimbo Dance Studio dancers|
Some of the young members of the Akimbo Dance Studios were dancing in the street and entertaining the crowds gathered there.
|Kathleen Raven ~ Artist|
Kathleen Raven was working on some of her art as passersby stopped to watch. Kathleen would explain and demonstrate the process of creating her whimsical and functional artwork.
|Glen Mantie Pottery|
Glen Mantie had a booth set up with many pottery pieces as well as a window display down the street that shows he was inspired by “the roots of culture all over the world”.