Culture Days at The Reach Come Alive with Fun Arts and Heritage Interactivities
Submitted. The creative team at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is excited to be included amongst more than 7,500 free activities that are already registered to take place in over 825 communities across Canada as part of the 5th anniversary of Culture Days, September 26 – 28, 2014.
“As an arts and heritage hub in the heart of the community that is focused on the enrichment of all citizens and visitors, Culture Days are an extraordinary opportunity to share our passion and interact directly with the young to young-at-heart in an engaging way,” says Anna Williams, cultural program assistant at The Reach.
The Reach’s cultural programmers have a highly creative and fun activity planned for each of the three days, and they’re all free for the public.
It starts on Friday, September 26th from 1 pm to 3 pm with a Betwixt and Between Artist Tour and Group Creativity. All ages are invited to listen and learn as Alberta artists Jude Griebel and Dana Holst bring their exhibition to life and lead everyone in an inspired group activity. This event takes place at The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC.
On Saturday, September 27th from 2 pm to 4 pm, it’s over to AbbyFest at the Ag Rec Centre at Abbotsford Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Dr, Abbotsford, BC. Drop by The Reach booth to contribute to its Delightfully Mad Community Sculpture inspired by artist Marcia Pitch and her fall exhibition at The Reach.
On Sunday, September 28th at 1 pm, it’s back to The Reach at 32388 Veterans Way for Hands on Culture – Sunday Family Arts Day. Not only will this regularly scheduled, bi-monthly arts and crafts fun for the entire family be morphed into drop-in crafts, it will happen in the Great Hall instead of the Studio.
The prelude to Cultural Days at The Reach on Thursday, September 25th at 7 pm is the official Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception including a To Russia with Love Concert by violinist, Calvin Dyck and pianist, Betty Suderman. This free celebration is also open to the public.
About Culture Days
Celebrating its 5th Anniversary, Culture Days will be celebrated in hundreds of cities and towns from coast to coast to coast. The thousands of free activities span a wide range of disciplines including: visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, culinary arts and new media. Since 2010, over 5.5 million Canadians have participated in 25,000 Culture Days activities hosted by 4,440 Canadian artists, cultural organizations and groups.
Culture Days is committed to reach the goal of having all Canadians in every community declaring “I Love Culture” and making culture a daily habit.
Culture Days is a volunteer-driven initiative guided by a national organization in collaboration with volunteer Provincial Task Forces, whose members come from a variety of backgrounds including cultural programming, tourism, municipal cultural planning and public engagement. They rally their arts and cultural communities to promote the event to the public in communities of all sizes across Canada.
As a leading national voice for the active and engaged cultural life of all Canadians, Culture Days provides support, tools and resources to a wide variety of artists and cultural organizations to help them unite the country through engagement in culture.
Culture Days was initiated by four Founding Partners: The Canadian Arts Summit, Culture pour tous (producer of Journées de la culture), Canada Council for the Arts and The Banff Centre. National partners are Sun Life Financial and The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. National Broadcast Partner is Bell Media (CTV), National Creative Partner is BT/A, and federal government support is provided by Canadian Heritage.
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