Art in Public Spaces

Through a valuable partnership with the Kamloops Arts Council, we are delighted to showcase the work of local artists as part of the Art in Public Spaces program.

New Art coming soon!

keep an eye out for new art coming spring 2023!

On display until November 1, 2022


Elaine is a Canadian painter whose works range from impressionism to landscape.

The inspiration for her art comes from nature, all she has seen and experienced. She has taken numerous workshops with professional artists Debbie Lively and Yvonne Reddick. 

Most recently she has taken course study with the Landscape Atelier, instructed by Deborah Paris.

In 2022, Elaine’s work, “The Birds”, was juried by the Canadian Federation of Artists and she was awarded Active Status with the Federation. 

Oil is Elaine’s preferred medium, lending well to her interpretation of birds, animals and the landscape. 

About her art, Elaine says “it is my wish to share my vision of the world, with the world, through my paintings.”


Angelina has been taking photos for over 30 years after a keen interest in artistic endeavours since early childhood.

As soon as she finished nursing school, Angelina bought herself a 35mm Minolta camera as a “quick” art medium, as she wouldn’t have time for painting and drawing.

After 27 years of nursing, Angelina and her husband moved to the Merritt area from Vancouver and she began to pursue photography full-time.

She was educated in photography at Focal Point photography school, Ampro studios and Langara College all in Vancouver, B.C.

Soon after starting photography, she began printing in the darkroom. This is the “pinnacle of satisfaction with photography” to Angelina.

Now, she prints all of her photos at home using large format inkjet printers.

She attempts to bring an aesthetic notion to the real world. The artistic license allows for manipulation of reality when decided and to portray the world in ways not always observed.

To photograph much of her work, mountains have been hiked, roads less travelled driven, and many miles walked in darkness with her best friend Bill who carries the load.

On display until November 1, 2022


As well as being an acrylic portrait artist by trade, Carly Schmidt is the owner of Kamloops Art Party and also loves to create using pastels, resin, clay and watercolor.

She has a life goal of creating programs that make art creation accessible to all.

About the Program

This program provides local businesses and organizations with fresh artwork on a rotating basis. Paintings, photography and other works by local artists are displayed where Kamloops citizens and tourists congregate. Other locations include the Royal Inland Hospital Clinical Services Building, Terra restaurant, and the Kamloops Airport.

Art in Public Spaces makes the Kamloops community more vibrant, showcases our local talent, enhances cultural tourism, activates public spaces, creates economic development and even promotes health and healing. The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library is pleased to be a partner in this program. We believe that libraries are a true community space and should represent and showcase the people they serve.

All artwork is for sale, unless otherwise stated, and goes towards supporting our local artists as well as the arts council in providing great programs to enhance our community. For details about each piece, or to purchase, check out the Arts Council online shop or contact the Arts Council at 250-372-7323.

Submit your artwork:

If you are interested in showcasing your work at the library please fill out the application on the Arts Council website

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