Culture Days 2017 activities

Culture Days: create, participate share September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017.

Guelph hosted over 40 free activities, events and exhibitions during the eighth annual Culture Days celebration held September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017.

Culture days program page

2017 Highlights

Activities that took place during the Culture Hub in Market Square

Culture hub and Makers Market

Market Square was a hub of activity on Saturday October 30 as talented crafters, makers and artisans of Guelph hosted activities and workshops for attendees while selling handmade goods.

An exhibit of wearable sculptures that were used during the parade

The Parade Exhibition

Carolyn Meili was the City of Guelph’s 2017 Artist in Residence. With the help of Guelph’s residents she gathered a visual language of symbols over the course of the residency that was representative of our community. These symbols informed the design and construction of wearable sculptures that were be fashioned into an art exhibition, organized in a static, frozen-in-time parade, inside City Hall over Culture Days weekend.

The Seascapes exhibit at the Guelph Farmers' Market

Seascapes Installation

Local mixed-media artist, Sarah Mousseau, was the City’s 2017 RBC Market Mornings Artist. She led four outdoor art-making activities that were open and free to the public during the month of August at Guelph Farmers’ Market.

The project, titled “Seascapes,” invited the community to help create whimsical sea creatures with re-purposed materials which were then installed in the trees and greenspace in front of the Farmers’ Market over Culture Days weekend, September 29 – October 1.
The final installation created a magical underwater garden where octopus tentacles rose up through the ground, crustaceans crawled through the grass, schools of fish fluttered in the breeze, and colourful coral crawled up the trunks of the trees.

Open Mic: Stories of people on the move. Saturday, September 30 10AM to 2PM, Main Library (100 Norfolk Street

Stories of People on the Move

The Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership hosted an open mic at Guelph Public Library to hear and share stories of people on the move, of migration, and immigration to Canada. Check out some of their Global Storytelling Videos.