Arts in Brief: City holds culture days this weekend

Culture Days runs from Sept. 28-30.
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This weekend, the Kingston Arts Council will be hosting Culture Days, part of a nation-wide event celebrating community culture in municipalities.

As the largest cultural event in Canada, Culture Days attracts more than two million people to free activities and performances.

It showcases the best of Canada’s arts and cultural institutions from all corners of the country.

Local celebrations will kick—off on Friday with events hosted by Kingston Transit, the Union Gallery, and the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre among many.

Throughout the weekend, guests will be able to participate in family-friendly arts workshops and presentations across the City.

Activities such as Saturday’s Tett Presents: Kids Creativity Club, and the Scarecrow Festival at the Rideau Heights Community Centre, will offer residents of all ages the opportunity to engage with art in Kingston. 

This year introduced the Culture Days Youth Arts Ambassador—a program focused on supporting the next generation of emerging community artists.

Local dancer Kay Kenney has been selected for her project Movement Market/DANCE as COMMUNITY. The program will feature performances and workshops that will take place on Sunday, Sept. 30, at  1 p.m. and 2p.m.

Be it visual arts, music, literature or dance—Culture Days has activities catered to all interests. 

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