Culture Days in Thunder Bay shares the talent

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Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra

THUNDER BAY – The depth of talent in Thunder Bay’s arts community is a well that never seems to run dry. There are artists and musicians and craftspersons who have an amazing breadth of art and culture to share.

On Friday, September 28th at the Marina Park, Culture Days opened. Artists, businesses and community groups throughout Thunder Bay are throughout Friday and Saturday, 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.

People were able to enjoy music from the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and tour the exhibits and also enjoy local art.

Mayor Hobbs at Culture Days
Mayor Hobbs learning a little about watercolour painting from Evelyn Konrad

It is “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.

There are many things that you can enjoy this weekend. Visit Culture Days for a full listing.

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.

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.

All registered Culture Days activities taking place within and around Thunder Bay can be found at www.thunderbay.ca/culturedays.