Over 50 FREE local events featuring Elgin Arts Trail Members and local Artistes are currently registered on the easy to navigate Culture Days Website, www.culturedays.ca. The website can be searched using an interactive map to help plan fun family friendly activities throughout the weekend.
“This year there is definitely a momentum building surrounding the unique cultural identity of our region. This is shaped by the amazing artists, musicians, crafters, authors, creators, and cultural producers that call Elgin County and St. Thomas their home. Culture Days provides the public a unique opportunity to meet, connect and create and we are thrilled to see such a positive response from participants”, states Sandra Poczobut Manager of Programming and Community Development for Elgin County Library.
Some of the event highlights include demonstrations of “Gadgets and Gizmos" at the Elgin County Museum, The West End Arts Mingle at the St. Thomas and Elgin Public Art Centre, Pottery Demonstrations at Pinecroft Pottery, and Low German Cultural Activities at the Aylmer Library. All activities are free to the public and celebrate the value Culture brings to our communities.
To kick of Culture Days a Flagship Culture Days event is planned for the Port Stanley Festival Theatre and Library on Friday, September 30th at 6:00p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The “Culture Talks” event will feature Canada’s leading Cultural Champions Jane Nokes – retired Director of Fine Art Collection and Archives for Scotiabank Paul Roth Director of Ryerson Image Center and Polaris Prize nominated musician Jennifer Castle will punctuate the talks with songs from her a critically acclaimed album Pink City. As the kick off event is limited by space FREE tickets are available while quantities last by calling 519-631-1460 ext. 151 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other events visit www.culturedays.ca and search ELGIN.