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Free Activities and Workshops in Celebration of Abbotsford Culture Days

Abbotsford – In celebration of culture, heritage, and the arts, a variety of free in-person and virtual workshops and fun arts and culture activities are being offered throughout Abbotsford beginning September 24 as part of a national Culture Days initiative.

The upcoming free Culture Days activities being offered throughout the city include painting workshops, public art digital tours, printmaking, a community cultural scavenger hunt, art show and tell sessions, and a First Nations exhibit.

Featured events:

·         A Study of Birds: Watercolour Workshop with local artist Julia Martens

Saturday, September 25th: 1pm – 4pm

2387 Ware Street, Kariton Art Gallery, Abbotsford

·         Acrylic Painting with Chantelle Trainor-Matties

Saturday, October 2nd: 1:30pm – 3pm

2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford Recreation Centre

·         Public Art and Community Heritage Digital Tour

September 25 – October 24

Online

·         Relief Print Making with Emilie Kvist

Saturday, October 2nd: 3:30pm – 5pm

2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford

·         Art Show and Tell for Teens

Wednesday, September 29th: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Online

·         Art Show and Tell for Adults

Wednesday, October 13th: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

online

·         Virtual Tour of Trethewey House

Friday, September 24

Online

·         The River People and the Land: Living with S’ólh Téméxw Exhibit

Friday, October 1st: 4 to 6 PM (Opening Reception)

2313 Ware Street, Heritage Gallery

·         Community Cultural Scavenger Hunt

October 1 – 24

32388 Veterans Way, The Reach Gallery Museum

Abbotsford Culture Days events run from September 24th through October 24th and are hosted by the City, The Reach Gallery Museum, and the Abbotsford Arts Council. For a complete event listing, access to free tickets and for more information, visit www.abbotsford.ca/culture-days.

BACKGROUND:

Culture Days is the largest collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada. Every year, thousands of events are connected under the celebratory banner of Culture Days – communities large and small are united from coast to coast to coast to increase public engagement in cultural experiences through free, participatory arts and culture events.

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