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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Community Threads: Unmapping Re-Weaving Workshops


Craft Design Fibre & textile arts History & heritage Sculpture & installation
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Sault Ste. Marie Museum

Queen Street East

Algoma District, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


The Sault Ste. Marie Museum is excited to announce that we have received our first Ontario Arts Council Grant - Artists in Schools and Communities! We are so excited to have received this funding and cannot wait to start our project Community Threads: Unmapping/Re-Weaving.

Community Threads: Unmapping/Reweaving is a large scale project that bridges textile arts, community, and archives with a specific focus on mapping. Our partners with this project include: ArtSpeaks, La Galerie Sans Clous, The Algoma Weavers' Guild, Thrive Tours, Katie Huckson, and The Ontario Arts Council.

“Maps are unique in the way they use space to represent place. They feature contours, calligraphic marks, writing, and are selective in what they choose to represent. Maps are powerful, able to locate, describe, demarcate and ground. Maps are participatory and interpretive. Mapping questions knowing, organizing and presenting.”

The artwork created through community collaboration in the form of various workshops with local artists, will represent an intentional break from traditional mapping as an alternative record becoming inclusive of many stories, techniques, and contributors of all ages and backgrounds. The final piece will be installed in the form of a large scale map within the Sault Ste. Marie Museum created by the work done throughout these workshops.

**Please register online in advance on our website as space is limited



Sault Ste. Marie Museum

The Old Post Office was designed in 1902 by David Ewart, Chief Architect of the Federal Department of Public Works. Its Victorian Classical style is typical of federal architecture at the turn of the 20th century. No longer a post office, it is now the home of the Sault. Ste. Marie Museum.

"The Sault Ste. Marie and 49th Field Regiment Historical Society exists to collect, preserve, study and exhibit artifacts and archival materials which illustrate history of the people and the development of Sault Ste. Marie and immediate surrounding area, and to foster a better understanding of our local heritage and the ways in which local history relates to provincial and national history."

This event is part of a hub:

Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor Hub

Art Gallery of Algoma Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Please come and join us as we celebrate Culture Days 2022. The Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor Hub highlights the diverse events celebrating arts, culture, and heritage in Sault Ste. Marie! This Hub is a part of the Ontario Culture Days...