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Exciting news! This summer, we are thrilled to bring our most-loved annual community event, the Project EveryBODY Art Show & Sale, to the city of Kamloops for the very first time. It will be featured as part of the 17th Annual Gardengate Salsa Challenge.

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience where the salsa’s flavors, the beauty of art, and the warmth of community collide to create a memorable experience! Mark your calendars for PEBCelebratesLive’s 17th Annual Gardengate Salsa Challenge Featuring Project EveryBODY Art Show & Sale! Come celebrate with us on Friday, August 25 from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. at 915 Southill, Kamloops, as we showcase an incredible blend of celebration, creativity, and taste.

  • Date: Friday, August 25, 2023
  • Location: Gardengate – 915 Southill, Kamloops
  • 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM –
  • 100% FREE to attend & family-friendly!
  • The event is wheelchair accessible and provides ASL interpreters. The event free food and beverage is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Through this event, you will find more than ten local community teams competing against one another in the Gardengate Salsa Challenge. Enjoy some salsa tasting and cast your vote for the Team Spirit and People’s Choice prizes. The Chef’s Choice winner will be chosen by our esteemed local salsa experts, adding a touch of culinary excellence to the event.

But that’s not all! Prepare to be captivated by the “Project EveryBODY Art show and sale”, a showcase of artistic talent of persons with disabilities that knows no boundaries. Discover the works of talented local artists, each with their unique stories and creative gifts that will leave you inspired. Delight in live music, indulge in some crafting activities, and witness firsthand how individuals of all abilities express themselves through art.

The best part? It’s FREE to attend, and a family-friendly gathering that welcomes everyone! Join us in celebrating our vibrant community, forging new connections, and creating lasting memories.

You can register for the event here!

We are also seeking proposals from artists and small businesses in Kamloops who self-identify as having a disability or living with a mental health condition for the Gardengate Salsa Challenge Featuring Project EveryBODY event. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, or any other visual artist, we welcome you to participate in this inclusive event. It’s a fantastic opportunity to exhibit your artwork or even sell your masterpieces. Calling all musicians too! If you’re a talented musician who’s looking for a place to captivate the audience with your music, we want to hear from you!

  • Artist Fee: FREE (it’s free for artists to attend and sale their arts at the event- 100% sale revenue will go to the artists)
  • Eligibility: Artists/performers/small businesses that self-identify as persons with disabilities or are living with mental health conditions.
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, August 18th, 2023

Send us your proposal here!

For more information about the event, please contact Christina Retson, Event Coordinator, at 250-554-9453 or email christina.retson@opendoorgroup.org.

Event registration helps us to plan for seating and refreshments. Please ensure to register to attend the event. Please feel free to send us any questions or accessibility requests.

More information: projecteverybody.ca

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