Burlington is participating in Culture Days, with free activities planned across the city on Sept. 26, 27 and 28. Doors Open Burlington will also be offering events on Saturday, Sept. 27 alongside Burlington Culture Days.
“Burlington is pleased to promote this national initiative to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of residents in the arts and cultural life of Burlington,” said Angela Paparizo, City of Burlington cultural planner. “We have over 60 free events this weekend with over 100 artists participating in Burlington’s Culture Days. The cultural community has really united to deliver an amazing weekend for our residents to discover culture in Burlington.”
Burlington City Hall’s Civic Square will become Culture Square on Friday, Sept. 26 featuring dancers, contemporary artists, musicians, photographers, painters, movie makers, poets, actors, citizen engagement opportunities, heritage information, and woodcarvers.
At 7:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 26, the City of Burlington will kickoff the weekend with a video by Burlington’s cultural community about culture in the city. The video screening and proclamation of Culture Days will be followed by live music, contemporary dance, and film screenings by Burlington artists.
Culture Days continues on Saturday and Sunday across the city and is a united effort by many independent Burlington artists, Doors Open Burlington, the Art Gallery of Burlington, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington Public Library, Museums of Burlington, and Tourism Burlington.
Visit burlington.ca/culturedays for a complete Burlington Culture Days program listing and downloadable PDF.
Organizers are looking for volunteers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with Doors Open Burlington to sign up as a volunteer. No registration is required for Culture Days or Doors Open events.
Culture Days is a non-profit organization 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 fifth annual Culture Days weekend takes place Sept. 26, 27 and 28, 2014, and will promote free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate behind-the-scenes to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in Burlington.