Internationally renowned spoken word artist to headline Sculpturewalk Gala

Shane Koczak will be appearing at the Sculpturewalk Awards Gala. - Submitted
Shane Koczak will be appearing at the Sculpturewalk Awards Gala.
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Castlegar Sculpturewalk is excited to announce that its 2012 Awards Gala will be headlined by internationally-acclaimed performance artist Shane Koyzcan. The Gala, to be held at the Element Club Bar Grill on Saturday, November 3rd, will announce the winners of all Sculpturewalk awards, including the coveted People’s Choice. The sculpture with the most votes will be purchased by the City of Castlegar for its permanent collection.

“We are very fortunate to have Shane perform at our event,” says Joy Barrett, Executive Director of Sculpturewalk. “It’s a tribute to our success and increased national presence that we can draw such talent. It will be an exciting evening, particularly as we find out what sculpture will be staying with us!”

Since rising to international prominence after performing to over 55,000 people at Vancouver's 2010 Olympics Opening Ceremonies, Koyczan has taken his dynamic show across the world, having recently earned five-star reviews from top critics at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Koyczan was the first Canadian to win the prestigious U.S. Poetry Slam Championship and has headlined poetry festivals across Canada.

Tickets for the performance, starting at 8pm, are $25 and are available online at or at the Element in Downtown Castlegar. Dinner reservations (starting at 5pm) are available by calling 250-365-8066. Awards begin at 7pm.


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