Making a living in the arts: visual artists share their stories

Panel discussion to feature David Langevin, Vaughn Warren, Amanda Eccleston + Cye Delaney

Thursday, April 7, 6:30-9pm 

Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 Seymour Street West

Kamloops, BC — It’s one thing to create artwork; it’s another to make a living from it. So how does one make a living in the arts?

Four local visual artists will address this question at a Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) panel discussion on April 7.

“Some artists are able to create and sell their artwork full-time,” says Michael O’Brien, owner of 4Cats Arts Studio Kamloops and KAC president, who will moderate the discussion. “Others find work in art-related fields or do a combination of art and other work that fits their lifestyle in order to sustain their creative passion. We’re going to explore all the possibilities.”

The panel features local painter David Langevin, carver/painter/graphic artist Vaughn Warren, potter/ceramicist Amanda Eccleston, and tattoo artist/business owner Cye Delaney.

Doors open at 6:30pm for a mix and mingle; panel discussion begins at 7pm sharp, with Q&A to follow.

Registration is free for KAC members and $5 for non-members. Preregistration is required.

For more information and to register online, visit kamloopsarts.ca, or contact admin@kamloopsarts.ca or 250-372-7323.

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