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Burlington Culture Days Kicks off this Friday

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Culture Days is coming to Burlington starting this Friday through to Sunday (Sept. 27-29) with free arts and cultural events and activities planned across our City.

As a national charitable organization, Culture Days is a not-for-profit dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of art and culture. The three-day annual celebration of arts and culture starts on the last Friday of September.

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the initiative and has the theme of “Creativity, the Arts and Well-being to highlight the many ways arts and culture are connected to our well-being as individuals and the vitality of our community.

Burlington residents are invited to get hands on and behind the scenes as they discover the world of creativity and culture featuring visual art, dance, theatre, music, storytelling and crafting to raise awareness, engagement, and participation in arts and culture. Burlington’s Culture Days is hosted by the City of Burlington, independent Burlington artists, the Arts and Culture Council of Burlington, the Art Gallery of Burlington, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington Public Library, Museums of Burlington and Tourism Burlington.

A full listing of events in Burlington is available by clicking these links: Front-CULTURE DAYS KICK OFF v1_2019 and Back-CULTURE DAYS KICK OFF (1) 2019.

“Culture Days provides an opportunity for residents to engage with local arts and cultural professionals to celebrate Burlington’s rich arts and cultural community. The Culture Days weekend will entertain, inspire, challenge and move all those who participate in the free, interactive activities put on by the artists, creators, musicians, architects, curators and other creative people in Burlington.” — Angela Paparizo, Manager, Arts and Culture

This year’s event highlights include:

  • Culture Days Kick-off and Celebration — Join the Arts and Culture Council of Burlington for family-friendly activities and interactive performances featuring Burlington artists and performers.
  • BPAC’s 2019 Cultural Diversity Festival — Celebrate our community’s cultural diversity with performances, workshops and events.
  • Celebrating Art and Culture in the City — Stop by the Visitor Information Centre at 414 Locust St. to learn about the amazing art programs in Burlington. Colour your own mandala and use it to help you focus while meditating or make your own stress balls.
    • Date: Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29
    • Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Location: Tourism Burlington – Visitor Information Centre, 414 Locust St.
  • Culture Days at the Library
    • Date: Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29
    • Time: Various times. Visit burlington.ca/culturedays for the full listing
    • Location: Burlington Public Library, various branches
  • Doors Open Burlington — Visit heritage sites, noteworthy buildings, and interesting locations – free of charge. Many of these buildings and locations will offer special activities during the day.
    • Date: Saturday, Sept. 28
    • Time: 10: a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Location: Various locations, visit burlington.ca/culturedays for the full listing
  • Public Art Lab — Explore seven temporary art installations that will be unveiled as part of the Burlington’s Culture Days.

For more information, visit culturedays.ca, or for a full list of events in Burlington, head to burlington.ca/culturedays.

MY TAKE:

Culture Days is just another opportunity Burlington can showcase what makes our community so unique. I encourage all residents to take a look at the full events calendar, grab the family and head to an activity this weekend — there is so much going on that there’s bound to be something for everyone.

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