The weekend of September 29th to October 1st 2017 saw the Culture Days celebration spread its wings throughout Leeds & Grenville. The third annual event grew to 3 days, 5 communities, 19 venues and nearly 100 participants, events and activities. The new partnering communities included Delta, Frankville, Lyndhurst and Mallorytown, as well as the oldest sister Brockville.
The public activities that took place were broad in scope and appeal, anything from a green screen experience, a working blacksmith, dry stone masonry, a tour of one of Ontario’s oldest churches, an entire art tour through a beautiful countryside to belly dancing and modern square dancers. There literally was something for everybody.
Participants were able to network and gain valuable new contacts and volunteers, raise awareness about their art, cause or activity, and sell their art and products. Visitors learned what a rich and diverse arts & cultural landscape we have here in eastern Ontario and just possibly found a new passion.
Behind the scenes a group of community groups and volunteers came together, in a very short time, to promote dialogue, foster cooperation and work for the common good across the area. Everyone understood we are all in this together and recognized the opportunity Culture Days provided for our area.
As you can see from the news items in this newsletter the beat goes on. There are a wealth of events coming up this fall. Some we’ve learned about from our newly established relationships. If you or a group you know would like to join us in furthering the cause of arts & culture in the area, just drop us a line.
Brockville Arts is a free website to use for promotion, kindly constructed and maintained by Gary Wolfe, for the benefit of all. Get in touch, we would love see how we can help.
For a wonderful collection of photos of the various area Culture Days celebrations please go to Brockville Culture Days Facebook page.