The 8 day Kimberley Kaleidoscope Festival kicked off Saturday August 2. In the evening

The 8 day Kimberley Kaleidoscope Festival kicked off Saturday August 2. In the evening

Kimberley Kaleidoscope all week long

A feast of activities, workshops, concerts presented by Kimberley Arts Council/Centre 64

Kimberley Kaleidoscope, presented by the Kimberley Arts Council/Centre 64 got off to a great start this weekend with a fabulous, and well attended, outdoor concert from Cod Gone Wild on Saturday and all sorts of arts-related activities.

Events continue all this week including tonight with Walkabout Wordsmythes — prose and poetry readings with piano and flute, wine and appetizers at Centre 64, 8 to 10 p.m. Plein Air workshops with artist Doug Swinton continue today and tomorrow as well.

Thursday evening, August 7 brings Kaleidoscope outside to the Platzl. Join the Kimberley Community Band for a special concert and watch Trina Rasmuson and her students perform vertical dance on the outer wall of the Spirit Rock Climbing Centre.

On Friday, the Arts on the Edge Silent Auction and Gala takes place at Centre 64. This is the opening reception for the Arts on the Edge exhibit in the gallery as well. The Don Davies Trio performs.

Then on Saturday, arts abound in the Platzl again with music and activities all day and an evening concert at Centre 64.

There will be live music, artisan demonstrations and displays, children’s crafts, face-painting at the Kids Zone, as well as plein air painting “Paint Out” from 9 a.m. to noon. Entertainment starts at noon and includes belly dancing, the Rosie Brown Band, and Matt Duffus. Entertainment then switches over to the outdoor stage at Centre 64 for a Bison Brothers concert at 4 p.m.

The weekend concludes with an outdoor concert by bluesman Donald Ray Johnson, beginning at  7 p.m.

Also keep in mind that the Columbia Basin Culture Tour takes place this August 9 and 10.

The cultural tour takes you from Kimberley to Creston to Crawford Bay to visit studios and archives that aren’t normally open.

In Kimberley, Tony and Twila Austin will open Dragon’s Rest Working Studios, Gallery & Dragon Iron Forge for tourers.


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