#GuelphCulture in full force for Culture Days

Culture Days takes place nationally and locally September 30 to October 2

Guelph, Ont., September 20, 2016 –  Guelph will  host  more than 30 activities, events and exhibitions as part of the seventh annual Culture Days celebrations running from September 30 through October 2 across the city.

The Guelph Arts Council is working in partnership with the City to coordinate with individual artists, cultural groups and organizations to offer a weekend full of free arts and culture happenings.

“Culture Days is an opportunity to celebrate the artists and cultural groups who contribute to our great creative city, and for residents to get involved,” says Patti Broughton, executive director of Guelph Arts Council. “During this weekend, our creative community can share their inspiring work and residents can learn new things and experience Guelph’s vibrant culture.”

Culture Days in Guelph

Throughout the weekend, the City is hosting events at Guelph Museums; offering free admission to its exhibit Lucile: Fashion. Titanic. Scandal and Wall of Art: Girl Power. There is also free admission to tour McCrae House.

At the Guelph Public Library residents can explore the story of George Sleeman, peak into the library’s archives, participate in a tech expo and enjoy a performance from children’s performer ‘Mr. Chris.’

On Friday evening, Lisa Hirmer, the City’s 2016 Artist in Residence, will give a talk about her Weather Watcher exhibit at City Hall. Then on Saturday morning, the Creature Currents exhibit, part of RBC Market Mornings, will be unveiled at the Guelph Farmers’ Market.

Ella Pauls, the City’s manager of Cultural Affairs, says, “It takes the support of many organizations and individuals to mobilize a community, and we’re very pleased to have such a variety of activities planned over the weekend that highlight our city and raise the public profile of arts, culture and heritage.”

Culture Days will be celebrated in Guelph through a variety of disciplines—visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, craft, culinary arts and new media.

Culture Days is a national initiative taking place (coast-to-coast-to-coast) across Canada featuring free, hands on, interactive activities and opportunities to create, participate and share in arts and culture.

For more information about Culture Days and a complete listing of events, visit guelph.ca/culturedays or culturedays.ca and plan your weekend using the Bright Spots schedule, presented by Sun Life Financial. Join the conversation on Twitter @ONCultureDays @CultureDays #GuelphCulture and connect on Facebook and join the conversation.

For more information

Charlotte Moore
Acting Cultural Program and Event Coordinator
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
519-822-1260 extension 2629
charlotte.moore@guelph.ca