The public is invited to create, participate, and celebrate culture in Saskatoon with free activities and workshops being held to celebrate Culture Days from Thursday, September 25 to Sunday, September 28, 2014. Bring your entire family or come alone and join the fun!
Culture Days 2014 will officially kick off Thursday, September 25 at 12 p.m. at Civic Square (222 – 3rd Avenue North) with an opening ceremony that include buskers, music, and free one-hour workshops from Heike Fink, felting artist; Monique Martin, beeswax hexagons; and Cheryl Buckmaster, portraiture and drawings. Some of Saskatoon’s tasty food trucks will be in the area over lunch hour.
The City of Saskatoon’s Community Development Division has planned exciting activities throughout the weekend in support of Culture Days. All are welcome and all events are free.
September 26 – Cultural Parade and Picnic in the Park (1:30 p.m.)
Students at King George School will parade with Melba Toast the Clown from the school to St. Andrew’s Park (Avenue M South and 15th Street West). Enjoy buskers, music, and treats at the park.
September 27 – I am the Bridge (6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
In partnership with Paved Arts, an outdoor independent short film will be screened at River Landing (west facing pier of Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge). Bring your own blanket or chair.
Emerging music artist Kyle Krysa, an art installation from felting artist Heike Fink, and artist talks with Yvette Nolan will also be taking place on location.
September 28 – Cultural Quest (11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
A public art bike tour held in partnership with Tweed Ride (http://www.saskatweed.com) will explore new temporary and permanent Placemaker artworks around the city starting from the Mendel Art Gallery. Engage in cultural experiences while you increase your physical activity! A picnic and prize giveaways will follow in the Bessborough Gardens.
Culture Days is a national initiative intended to raise awareness of arts and culture in communities across Canada. Even more events will be happening in Saskatoon throughout the weekend, focusing on our city’s vibrant cultural scene. For a complete list of activities, visit the official Culture Days website at http://www.culturedays.ca/en/celebration-schedule.
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