Culture Days Manitoba is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The 7th annual Culture Days weekend is September 30, October 1 and 2, 2016 and will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities. Check out the 2016 activities here.
Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is a free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art that takes place every Saturday of the Culture Days weekend from dusk to dawn. Held annually since 2010, all events and exhibits are spread across three main zones of activity: St. Boniface, Downtown and the Exchange District. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is designed to encourage involvement in the arts by all. Visit nuitblanchewinnipeg.ca for a complete list of events and exhibits.
Culture Days invites everyone to explore, discover and participate in arts and culture in every community across the country. Culture Days is now firmly entrenched in our national cultural calendar. The 7th edition of Culture Days will surely be bigger and better than ever!
Culture Days Manitoba’s Project Manager passed away in June 2014 after a battle with cancer. For over four years, the Culture Days Manitoba team has been privileged to work with Kevin. Caring and consistently positive, Kevin possessed the wonderful ability to say "yes" to every idea, project, artist, organizer and any far fetched activity that seemed unrealistic. With Kevin guiding us, we knew we could make it a reality. He was a cultural icon and the driving force behind many high profile festivals and entertainment events in the province and throughout Winnipeg. Our heartfelt condolences to Kevin’s family and loved ones. We will miss you dearly! Donate to the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund.
For the first time, Winnipegers can celebrate one of the largest festivals in the world, CARNAVAL! On Friday, February 24th we will be taking over The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre to celebrate CARNAVAL in collaboration with Folklorama Talent & the Brazilian Community of Winnipeg. Check out: The HUB: Carnaval Rio - A Brazilian Experience, for more event details. Tickets can be purchased by easily clicking: http://bit.ly/2kACTft #seeyouatthehub https://www.facebook.com/events/980138745449829/
Are you an artist or organization programming events for 2017? Don't forget to schedule your activities during Culture Days September 29 to October 1! Photo by Natalie Baird.