Culture Days Kicks into Creative Gear
by Katie Wilde
Guelph, invite your family and friends to visit for the weekend of September 28-30, because your local creative community is offering a cultural smorgasbord to sample during this year’s Culture Days! All events are free to attend, but we encourage you to join, volunteer, or buy when you encounter something inspiring.
Over 30 events are already registered in Guelph - all are free to attend
Guelph artists, businesses and non-profit organizations are hosting a dazzling array of opportunities to try pottery, henna, sewing, and weaving; to make an instrument, mosaic, or good luck charm; to participate in a rhythm circle, an afrofuturist research lab, or a ukulele strum-along; to try paper marbling, take a walking tour (or three); to experience French story time, exhibitions, concerts, maker markets and so much more!
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Print guides will be available later in September, from locations around town including Guelph Arts Council, 42 Carden St.
Are you an artist, organization or informal group that would like to add to the Culture Days lineup? Make sure your event is registered live on the Culture Days website before noon on September 7, 2018, when the City of Guelph will take all live local listings from the Culture Days website in order to produce a print brochure.
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Young Change-Makers Hit the Ground Running
By Jane Litchfield
There’s a new group in Guelph for teens who are interested in arts and change making. “Artsy Activists” is a youth-led safe space and activist collective for teens of all backgrounds.
You may have heard about them from their recent “Keeping Families Together” event at Guelph’s Market Square. The group made posters and signs and invited community members to join them in a gathering to show solidarity with families who were separated after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
Image courtesy of Artsy Activists.
GCVI students Sequoia Kim and Elise Kephart launched Artsy Activists in April with funding help from Guelph Arts Council’s Youth Opportunities Award. Their goal is to inspire and empower young people to make a difference through open discussions and working together on community initiatives.
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