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Back Alley Art Gallery

The Back Alley Art Gallery is an outdoor art gallery, that like all great galleries, features a mixture of different artistic styles. We started the public mural program to make our alleys part of the walkable, livable spaces downtown. There are many murals in Downtown Kamloops. Rather than a single theme for our murals, we wanted to create a truly eclectic collection. We wanted to have a diverse range of mural styles celebrating different cultures, themes, artistic expressions, and mediums.

Murals

I have had the pleasure of coordinating the installation of the new murals in the Back Alley Art Gallery for the past two years. During this time, I have grown to have a large appreciation for the amount of talent and for local artists and their dedication to this program and community. Downtown Kamloops asked Kamloopsians what they thought of the Back Alley Art Gallery and the responses were overwhelmingly positive. We are happy that you love and appreciate the value of this great program in the community!

The attention this project has received through the media, local businesses and the tourism industry has been overwhelming. It has been instrumental in demonstrating to other organizations that they can produce their own murals. The KCBIA is thrilled to contribute to the arts and culture landscape and will continue to do so whenever we can gain funding. Our efforts have resulted in other organizations producing public murals as well. We hope the trend continues.

Conclusion

We invite you to take a stroll through the Back Alley Art Gallery and gain your own appreciation. You can find a self-guided map here or pick one up at the KCBIA’s main office #4-231 Victoria Street. The CAP Team is available to provide walking tours (by donation) during their regular working hours – Monday to Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Email alexis@downtownkamloops.com for more information! Don’t forget to use #downtownkamloops on your social media posts for a chance to have your pictures shared on our pages!

Alexis Proulx, Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team Supervisor wrote this article. Reach us at 250-572-3008/3009. Email capteam@downtownkamloops.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram (Downtownkamloops) and Twitter (@downtownkamloops) too!

Additionally, if you’re interested in learning more about the CAP team and the back alley art gallery, you can find more information on our website here. Moreover, you can also find us on Facebook here.

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