Okanagan Arts Awards nomination sought

The 2013 Okanagan Arts Awards will be presented in Kelowna March 2,

The call for 2013 Okanagan Arts Awards nominations has gone out to all the arts councils of the Thompson-Okanagan, including Revelstoke and to the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan.

Nominations are open to all ages, and to anyone who lives from Kamloops to the Nicola Valley, Princeton to Osoyoos, and through to Revelstoke.

To celebrate, organizers are holding their annual launch party at the Kelowna Art Gallery on Nov. 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

During the event,they will announce this year’s chosen sculpture, which will be presented to each category winner at the sixth annual Okanagan Arts Awards ceremony to be held on March 2, 2013 at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

The launch party will be hosted by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan

Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with directors, artists, local businesses and the past winners of the awards, while tasting local wines paired with delicious delicacies and listen to local artists perform.

The Okanagan Arts Awards are an integral part of the arts community in the Thompson-Okanagan and is becoming a province-wide event.

The Thompson-Okanagan region has some of the most talented individuals that deserve recognition for their continued contributions to the Arts, say organizers.

The public is encouraged to come out and support the arts  at boththe launch party and the awards ceremony nect spring.

Okanagan Arts Awards serve to underline the importance of the arts in the communities of the region, and to recognize individuals and groups for their significant contributions and for their exceptional support of arts and culture.

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is a non-profit organization that is the underlying support for anything and everything that is art.

Art is culture, entertainment, recreation, lifestyle and worldview, say organizers.

And, they stress, the arts include all.

“The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan supports strengthens and promotes all art disciplines and traditions,”  said the council in a news release Tuesday. “The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan acts as an advocate for you.”

For more information go to ww.artsco.ca.

 

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