A call for entries has been made by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) for artists and cultural venues to be a part of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT). This year the tour will be held on August 13-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The CBCT is a self guided tour that showcases local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to the general public.
Full colour tour directories will be available free of charge to the public as a guide to visit your studio, exhibition, museum, art gallery, cultural centre or heritage site throughout the Columbia Basin during this special weekend event.
Again this year the word “artists” will define visual, written, performing, media and inter-arts. This will be the second year for the event after a successful turn out to last year’s tour.
Participating as a venue allows people to connect with locals, develop a wider audience, educate the public about what you do, market your activities, and attract visitors to your community.
The CBCT allows visitors to meet the participants “behind the scenes” and allows them to: visit artists studios that may not regularly be open to the public, purchase works directly from the artists, visit art galleries, museums and cultural centres to view special interpretive displays, archives, demonstrations or performances. It is also a chance for them to meet people such as artists, curators, historians and volunteers that are such a vital part of our local culture.
Early registration runs until March 25 at a cost of $40 with registration between March 26-April 11 costing $50.
This year the registration fee includes an inclusion in printed directory, web page profile, placement on on-line interactive map, event signage, province wide promotional campaign. If you plan to have any special programming or demonstrations at your venue, details can be included on your web page profile. Directories and web profiles will be released by the end of May.
For information or to register visit www.cbculturetour.com. For more information contact the CKCA at 1-250-505-5505 or toll free at 1-877-505-7355.