Wednesday, Sept 20,
Whistler hosts BC Culture Days Sept
Roam Travel photo.
Resort Municipality of Whistler has officially proclaimed September 30,
October 1 and October 2, 2017 as
BC Culture Days. In
celebration of this annual, pan-Canadian event,
Audain Art Museum
will be kicking off the eighth annual Culture Days weekend as host of the
official BC Culture Days Provincial Launch event on September 28.
“The Audain Art
Museum is thrilled to be celebrating Whistler’s amazing arts and culture
community by hosting the official Provincial Launch of BC Culture Days,"
said Marketing and Communications Manager of the Audain Art Museum Justine
Nichol. "The event will bring together a diverse group of local arts and
culture enthusiasts to showcase culture, heritage, local music,
entertainment and live art.”
The launch festivities will include speeches, musical performances, light
refreshments, a youth art challenge and after-hours gallery access to the
Audain Art Museum.
evening will begin with opening remarks by the Audain Art Museum and a
traditional First Nations welcome, featuring a drumming performance
and traditional song presented by four Squamish and Lil'wat Cultural Centre
ambassadors. The ceremony will also include speakers, Judy Robertson, BC
Culture Days Task Force Chair, and Maureen Douglas, Arts Whistler Executive
Director, followed by the launch of the youth art challenge.
The youth art challenge will see artists, aged 13 - 18, compete in a live
art competition in which participants will have a mere hour to complete
a piece of art. The public is invited to witness the creativity
of Whistler's youth, as young artists showcase their talents in a gallery
Throughout the evening, guests will have access to the Audain Art Museum's
Permanent Collection of British Columbia Art and Special Exhibitions, free
of charge. The public will also be treated to the musical talents of
Jocelyn Pettit, fiddler
and BC Culture Days ambassador, as well as local
Culture Days was conceived in response to the growing recognition
that a vibrant arts and cultural sector contributes directly to a
healthy and economically-diverse society. Individual artists,
cultural groups, organizations, municipalities, and festivals offer
free, participatory, and interactive arts and cultural activities
during the Culture Days weekend each year. Culture Days represents
the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken
by the arts and cultural community in Canada.
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