Arts and creative expression are, and always have been, part of everyday life in Manitoba. Culture Days is an opportunity to celebrate cultural expression and creativity in our lives as artists, audience, patrons and participants.
Culture Days Manitoba is a non-profit organization that facilitates opportunities for all Manitobans to engage with arts and culture through a three-day celebration on the last weekend of September annually*. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg meaning “a sleepless night,” is a free exploration and celebration of contemporary art that takes place every Saturday of the Culture Days weekend from dusk to dawn produced with the support of the Winnipeg Arts Council, Producing Partner.
Culture Days and Nuit Blanche are collaborative initiatives that welcome public participation. No matter your age or skill-level, the Culture Days weekend is a chance to try something new, revisit existing creative passions and build appreciation for arts and culture that will hopefully continue year-round. The festivities will include visual arts, heritage, Indigenous arts and traditional practices, cross-cultural activities, educational tours, community street festivals, collective art-making projects, interactive installations, storytelling, avant-garde performance art and more. We encourage everyone to rediscover their city, their community or their province as they explore the full range of Culture Days and Nuit Blanche activities!
*In 2020, Culture Days is extending beyond the traditional Culture Days weekend to a more inclusive and interactive 4-week schedule of activities. Kicking off September 25th and running until October 25th, Culture Days invites everyone to participate in and show appreciation for arts and culture in their own communities and nationwide! You can also read more about our response to the crisis on this page.
June 15, 2020 – Greta Rainbow for Culture Days
April 14, 2020 – Chris Robinson for Culture Days