St. Catharines will once again celebrate its vibrant and growing arts scene with free activities for all ages during Culture Days.
From September 23 to October 16, the City of St. Catharines will host Culture Days, a national event that invites the public to participate and contribute to cultural experiences in communities across Canada. Organized each year, Culture Days aims to support the engagement and appreciation of the artistic and cultural landscapes of Canadian communities.
“Culture Days remains a highly anticipated event for us,” said City Supervisor of Culture Carly Anderson, adding, “It provides an opportunity to truly showcase activities and art forms that celebrate the vibrant cultural landscape of the City. Events are inclusive of age, interests, and backgrounds, which means it’s a great opportunity for everyone in the community to participate in culture-building experiences.
This year, the City partnered with the local arts and culture community to offer a wide variety of in-person activities, including painting, mixed media and drawing workshops. There is also an attractive program of concerts and plays for the whole family.
The celebration will begin with the opening reception for the City’s annual juried exhibition on Friday, September 23 at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall. In Who are you? local artists use a variety of artistic mediums to explore how their artistic practice facilitates the process of self-discovery.
Other Culture Days activities with City partners include:
- Carousel Players’ Dramatic Garden (September 25). Carousel players invite you to take part in a series of short live performances and activities during this quirky promenade-style theater experience;
- The Foster Festival and Improv Niagara are hosting a game of Mad Libs to rewrite a Norm Foster scene (October 1). Audience and actors collaborate to create this newly written performance;
- The St. Catharines Public Library hosts a series of in-person activities each Saturday, including a printmaking workshop (October 8); and
- MoLag Music Performing Studio presents a series of concerts and talks, including Kaleidoscope Chamber Music (October 8, 15).
Additional details, including a full Culture Days lineup, can be found at stcatharines.ca/CultureDays. New activities are added throughout the month, so be sure to check back for updates.