Culture Days promote arts, crafts and cultural diversity

Culture Days is a free annual event designed to invite the public to celebrate and explore arts and culture in communities

Launched in September 2010, Culture Days (www.culturedays.ca) is a free annual event designed to invite the public to celebrate and explore arts and culture in communities in every province and territory in Canada.

The 2012 Culture Days weekend will take place in every province, simultaneously on Sept. 28-30 and is expected to see hundreds of communities of all sizes participate from coast to coast to coast.

The second annual Canada-wide Culture Days celebration was held in September 2011 over three days in more than 800 Canadian cities and towns, with some 6,000 free activities offered to the public.

Individual artists, diverse cultural groups, organizations, municipalities, and festivals old and new come together under one banner each year to catalyze and inspire greater participation in arts and culture by featuring free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to the behind-the-scenes world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers in their home community during Culture Days.

Culture Days represents the largest-ever voluntary collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada.

For more information, go the website at www.culturedays.ca and start planning for next year’s Culture Days.