Everyone has worked so hard to get their events ready, and the day has finally come — Culture Days kicks off tomorrow!
Here in Manitoba, Culture Days will be celebrated in 28 communities and will feature over 400 free activities (new record!) from a wide range of disciplines including visual arts, heritage, educational tours, street festivals, collective art-making projects, theatre, dance and music to avant-garde performance art, new/digital media and spoken word.
“Culture Days engages people through free events and activities, and introduces them to the artists and cultural organizations in their community,” says Culture Days Manitoba Project Manager, Mélissa Courcelles. "These events provide an accessible opportunity to build appreciation for arts and culture that will hopefully continue year-round.”
Nuit Blanche Winnipeg (NBW), a special project of Culture Days Manitoba, is also back and bigger than ever — thanks to producing partner Winnipeg Arts Council — to celebrate Winnipeg’s contemporary art scene on Saturday, Oct. 1. With over 75 free community organized events, 16 juried projects, and three featured installations that have travelled all over the world, this is sure to be a NBW like never before.
“This is a transformative year for Nuit Blanche Winnipeg. In keeping with its grassroots feel of the past six years, 2016 will delight art lovers of all ages by highlighting extraordinary creative talent and Winnipeg’s unique contemporary art scene”, says Alex Keim, Curator and Project Coordinator for Nuit Blanche.
Culture Days kicks off on Manitoba at 9:45AM @ The Forks under the canopy with some speeches by...
- The Honourable Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sports, Culture and Heritage
- Jeffrey Morry, Senior Program Manager, The Asper Foundation
- Eric Plamondon & Jean Giguère, Co-Chairs, Culture Days Manitoba
- Judith Chambers, V.P and Market Manager, TD
Speeches will be followed by a taiko drumming performance by renowned Fubuki Daiko.
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