Cultural Escapades CULTURE DAYS IN St. THOMAS & ELGIN COUNTY
The 5th Anniversary Culture Days weekend will take place in every province simultaneously and is expected to see hundreds of communities of all sizes take part from coast to coast to coast—that includes a growing list of unique events here in Elgin County. From September 26th to 28th, Canadians are invited to participate in the three day cross-Canada collaborative volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Culture Days events feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate
“behind the scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community. Some local organizations like the St. Thomas-Elgin Art Centre and the Elgin Arts Trail have been involved in the past while some are new participants in Culture Days. St. Thomas Public Library is excited to take part for the first time this year. Ruth Crocker, Marketing Coordinator at the library says staff there thought it would be a great way to celebrate their 130th anniversary. She notes, “We want people to know we are not just about books—our mission is to ‘educate, inform and enrich’. We have some
“Could we ever know each other in the slightest without the arts?” — Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (this quote is on the $20 bill)
The progression of a community mural for Culture Days 2013 at the St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre
RELISH ELGIN FALL 2014
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