Arts and culture will take centre stage from Winnipeg to Churchill when Culture Days Manitoba gets underway later this month.
Now in its third year, Culture Days is a Canada-wide volunteer-run movement aiming to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement in the arts and cultural life of communities.
“There’s tons of individual artists that are grasping the concept and putting on something over the weekend,” explained Kevin Walters, project manager of Culture Days Manitoba at a media launch for the event held Monday at the Prairie Theatre Exchange.
The weekend will give the public a free hands-on and behind the scene look into the world of artists with events including theatre, dance and music, avant-garde performance art and spoken word among, many others.
“Our province is so blessed with so much creativity—we have world-class performers in all fields of the arts,” said Manitoba’s Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism Flor Marcelino at the event’s launch.
Culture Days Manitoba runs the weekend of Sept. 28-30 at various locations around Winnipeg and many other communities across Manitoba.
For more information about what’s going on go to mb.culturedays.ca.
Winnipeg’s premier event—Nuit Blanche—that sees the Winnipeg Art Gallery open its doors all through the night—runs from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sept. 29.
Learn to make chocolate from chocolatier Constance Popp 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at 1853 Portage Avenue.
Help paint a communal painting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at 132 Osborne St.