2022 KIBF Performers and more!

The KIBF Live Art Installation

Back for its second year the KIBF is excited to announce the live art installation which features a collaboration with two very talented local artists, Chris Bose and Evan Christian. In 2019 we had a graffiti-style live urban art installation, where temporary murals were created on both Friday and Saturday, with a permanent art installation going up on Sunday. Again for 2022 we are looking to leave a legacy that allows the public to experience urban art in live action. 

Evan Christian, who was involved in the 2019 KIBF mural project, is back and will be creating another amazing piece of art (just on a smaller scale). On Friday, July 22 from 1 – 7 pm Evan will be turning a 4′ x 6′ canvas into a visual interpretation of the KIBF. Spray paint is the medium, but the possibilities are endless. 

Chris Bose is Secwepemc and Nlaka’pamux, and has been rocking sweat lodges since he was a kid, been on the red road, did a 4 year pledge on the mountain for vision quest, as well as a 4 year pledge sundancing. He has been rocking traditions and traditional storytelling since he can remember and is a metal head, punk rocking dad, who has toured the world many times and is still given’r to this day! Chris is a very talented artist whose work can be seen all over Kamloops, and most recently was the lead artist that designed the cultural wall in the new Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Tower at Royal Inland Hospital. Chris will be creating 3 different works of art over the Saturday and Sunday of the festival. 

Following the festival these art pieces will be used to raise money for local organizations!


Evan Christian

Live Art Installation

Evan Christian is well know for his murals in Kamloops “Back Alley Art Gallery”. Just recently completed a mural for the Elizabeth Fry Society, inspired from a children’s book that he read to his child.

Chris Bose

Live Art Installation

Chris Bose is a writer, multi-disciplinary artist, musician, curator and filmmaker. He is a founding member of the Arbour Collective, an Aboriginal arts collective based in Kamloops, with a national membership. He is also a workshop facilitator of community arts events, digital storytelling, art workshops with people of all ages and backgrounds.