Kinshira’s roving act of stilt walkers and street performers entertain at festivals and galas. The Kelowna troupe will be a part of Lake Country’s ArtWalk next weekend.

Kinshira’s roving act of stilt walkers and street performers entertain at festivals and galas. The Kelowna troupe will be a part of Lake Country’s ArtWalk next weekend.

Lake Country ArtWalk is illuminated

The largest art show of its kind in the B.C. Interior, this year’s 22nd annual Lake Country ArtWalk will be brighter than ever.

  • Sep. 6, 2015 5:00 a.m.

The largest art show  of its kind in the B.C. Interior, this year’s 22nd annual Lake Country ArtWalk will be brighter than ever.

Taking place in the Lake Country Community Complex Sept. 12 and 13, this year’s theme, Light: Illuminating Art, is in celebration of the international year of light.

Not only will the 300-plus artists participating in the show be exhibiting more than 3,000 original works of art, the Lake Country Art Gallery is also holding a correlating exhibition relative to the theme.

“I’m always intrigued by how folks approach a themed exhibition,” said gallery curator Katie Brennan. “I like to leave a lot of room for creativity of all sorts.”

Also part of this year’s ArtWalk is a performance by Kelowna performing arts troupe Kinshira, who will tell the tumultuous tale of Josh Pike through dance, martial arts and acrobatics and using flow props such as poi, hula hoops, staves, juggling and more.

“With light and flow, Kinshira will guide you through mists of time to see Josh travel the paths of Memory Park and how the pursuit of passion can shape the life of one man,” reads a release.

The troupe will perform at the Creekside Theatre in George Elliott Secondary School (part of the Lake Country complex) Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 or $88 for four. Call 250-766-9309 to order.

More info is available at www.lakecountryartwalk.ca.