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Kimberley (k̓ukamaʔnam, pronounced: ‘koo-ka-mah-nam’) is within Ktunaxa ?amak?is (pronounced: ‘k-too-nah-haa-mah-kis), commonly referred to as Ktunaxa Territory, the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation.


WHAT IS HAPPENING


It's so nice to see artworks by local artists in Kimberley businesses! In addition to commissioning local artists for the artwork in the rooms and lobby of the beautiful, newly renovated and completely transformed hotel, "The Larix Hotel" is now also displaying artworks by Grant Smith and Lyle Grisedale.

Burrito Grill is now displaying Mexican photography by Invermere artists Carol Gordon and James McElroy. The artworks beautifully complement the nicely updated restaurant interior.

Grant, Lyle, Carol, and James's artworks are for sale and can be purchased through Art Gallery Kimberley.


The Larix Hotel | In the picture: Marc Raymond | Artwork by Grant Smith

The Larix Hotel | Artwork by Lyle Grisedale


Burrito Grill | In the picture: artists Carol Gordon and James McElroy

 

Bringing the walls down! Lots of noise has been coming out of The Laundromat in the last few days as the partition walls came crashing down. Not by themselves, though. They needed a little convincing, a reciprocating saw, and a very determined Demo Man.

It's such a glorious sight to see the wide open space. Not kidding, we can hear angels singing every time we open the door. You are among the lucky few to get the first glimpse of the current state of affairs. That's what you get for signing up for our newsletter. You're welcome ;-).



MONTHLY CHANGING SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS

We are dedicating an approximately 550 square feet space in the art gallery (including 1 storefront window) to solo art exhibitions. You could have your artwork on display for 1 month in the solo art exhibition space in our high traffic location right in the heart of Kimberley's downtown pedestrian area "The Platzl". The fee for display includes use of The Laundromat at no charge for artist talks; workshops; and any other events relating to your art exhibition, during the month of the exhibition, outside of art gallery opening hours, subject to COVID-19 restrictions and events/rentals, with a maximum of 1 2-hour event per week, including the opening reception.

About Kimberley: the 2016 Census showed that Kimberley’s population had increased almost 12% since 2011. Revised data shows that the population grew to 8,115 in 2021. With this growth rate, Kimberley is the fifth fastest growing municipality with a population of over 5,000, in the province.

Kimberley is a popular outdoor recreation destination for visitors from nearby Calgary and Edmonton as well as visitors from across North America and overseas. Kimberley’s revitalized, vibrant downtown area is the place to be for shopping and dining. Large outdoor sporting events, festivals, and the weekly Farmers’ Market also bring many visitors to the downtown core in the summer. The recent opening of several artist studios/galleries adds to Kimberley’s growing reputation as an art destination.

What’s in it for artists?

  • Professional place to showcase your artwork to the public: approximately 2,000 square feet wide open, large window-storefront gallery space with tall ceilings in a central, high traffic location right in the heart of Kimberley BC’s revitalized, historic downtown pedestrian area. Approximately 550 square feet of this space dedicated to monthly changing solo art exhibitions.

  • Active sales in the brick-and-mortar space, to art collectors, to businesses, and online.

  • Exposure and promotion in the brick-and-mortar space during regular opening hours (Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday 11 am to 4 pm), extended opening hours on Farmers’ Market days, during special events (visual, performing, and literary arts); during rentals (meetings, presentations, etc); and online (website, newsletter, andUPsocial media).

  • Professional place to meet potential commission clients and send people that are interested in your artwork.

  • Great addition to your resume.

Does this interest you in any way? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us!


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Solo Art Exhibition by Grant Smith: May 4-28, 2022.

  • "One Line" Solo Art Exhibition by Rico: June 1-July 2, 2022.

  • Solo Art Exhibition by Elaine Rudser: July 6-July 30, 2022.

  • Solo Art Exhibition by Barbara May: August 3-27, 2022.

Please contact us for more information and availability at: info@artgallerykimberley.com.

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