Giant weekend of arts and culture in Thunder Bay

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The Sleeping Giant Thunder Bay Business Digest

The Sleeping Giant

THUNDER BAY – It is a full weekend of arts, culture and fun in Thunder Bay this weekend. Artists, businesses and community groups throughout Thunder Bay are showing their love of Culture this weekend by providing FREE, hands-on, interactive cultural activities at the 3rd annual Culture Days at Prince Arthur’s Landing.
A perfect way to celebrate the change of season from summer to fall, Prince Arthur’s Landing will be a hub of activity offering the behind-the-scenes world of artists, creators, and historians. Culture Days is a national celebration of culture that began in 2010 to raise awareness, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

The weekend will also feature the last streams of water from the splash pad and water wall for this year, which will be marked by the premier of a new digital art piece by local artists, Mark Nisenholt and Aris Carastathis.

The water features will be closed for the season at the end of the day Sunday. The splash pad will be ready for winter skating in November.

The Baggage Building Arts Centre at Prince Arthur’s Landing opens at 12 noon daily throughout the Culture Days weekend.

Friday, Sept. 28
• Official Culture Days Kick-off – 1:45 pm
• Cultural Fair at the Baggage Building Arts Centre – 1 pm – 7 pm
• Non-toxic Printmaking Demonstration – 12 pm – 6 pm
• Illuminated Letters Demonstration – 12 pm – 6 pm
• Lantern Festival Showcase – 1 pm – 7 pm
• Watercolour Painting Demonstration – 1 pm – 9 pm
• Premier of “Tweet” digital artwork – 7:30 pm, Splash Pad
• Local Film Showcase – 8:30 pm on the big screen beside the Splash Pad

Saturday, Sept. 29
• Visit the Baggage Building Arts Centre Gift Gallery from 12 pm – 4 pm

Sunday, Sept. 30
• Conservation, Preservation, Restoration: Ask the Experts – 1 pm – 4 pm
• Guided Walking Tours of the Public Art at Prince Arthur’s Landing – 1 pm – 4 pm
• Erhu practice session – 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, at the Tai Chi Park.

The Biindigaate Film Festival is also on this weekend. The annual event will be hosted at the Paramount Theatre at 24 Court Street South. For a full listing of films visit www.biindigaate.ca.

For “The Love of Life” is on, at a new venue. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MAJOR SPONSORS: OAC, RBC, TBaytel, Wasaya Airlines, Thunder Airlines, Bearskin Airlines

BIG show featuring 5 musical/artistic acts from: Attawapiskat, Kahsechewan, Muskrat Dam, Couchiching, Pic River, Pikangikum, and DFC High High School.

Bora Laskin Theatre (Education Building at Lakehead University). Tickets at the door, $10. Doors open at 6:30

The headliners are:

Recently inducted Native Rock’N’Roll Hall of Fame artist, Keith Secola
Thunder Bay’s own Classic Roots
2010 Female Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year, Shy-Anne Hovorka

Opening act by 2010 Best Traditional PowWow Album, Thunder Mountain Singers.

MCs: CBC Personality, Jolene Banning with co-host River Metatawabin.

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