This vibrant weekend of artistic expression will explore the intersection of creativity, the arts, and well-being. Featuring painting, theatre, experimental performance art, literature, design, cinema, and beyond, BC Culture Days is a thrilling family-friendly weekend that builds community, encourages exploration and discovery, and celebrates creativity in all its forms.
“Creative expression is vital for the health and wellness of a community,” said BC Culture Days Manager Nazanin Shoja.“We are proud to shine a light on the essential role arts and culture plays across the province to boost community engagement, foster deeper social connections, and build an understanding and appreciation for the collective artistic experience. With hundreds of engaging and exciting community events taking place across British Columbia, I have no doubt there will be an event that will cater to every taste and interest, while encouraging exploration into new artistic ventures.”
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, BC Culture Days has selected 10 emerging artists from across the province to act as cultural ambassadors in their respective communities, encouraging participation and presenting innovative activities across a broad spectrum of disciplines — including painting, animation, carving, poetry, theatre, and dance — as part of the weekend festivities. The artists’ biographies are available at: culturedays.ca/bc/ambassadors.
Featured BC Culture Days events taking place in northern B.C. include:
Dive into Dewey | September 27, 3-4pm | Bob Harkins Branch, 888 Canada Games Way
The Spores of Joy | September 28, 10am-5pm | Two Rivers Gallery, 725 Canada Games Way
Indigenous Artist Show | September 27 & 28, 11am-5pm | West Park Mall, 155 Malcolm Street
“Small Wonders” Emily Carr | September 27, 7-7:40pm | Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu Secondary School
Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation, and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. It is a collaborative movement dedicated to providing free, hands-on, and interactive arts and culture activities to cities and towns across Canada.
For more information on how to take part in BC Culture Days or to sign up for the BC Culture Days newsletter, visit: culturedays.ca/bc .