Culture Days Manitoba article for Smart Biz
Winnipeg is home to wonderful arts and cultural festivals that make our summers exciting and our winters a little more bearable. The sixth annual Cultural Days on September 25, 26, and 27 is sure to be a highlight of the upcoming fall season with small and large-scale cultural events taking place across Canada. During last year’s Culture Days Manitoba, over 40,000 people attended more than 350 events throughout the province, and Winnipeg was once again the most happening spot in the country with a record setting number of events.
If you’ve been out to Culture Days before, you’ll know this is your opportunity to see some of our provinces best artists, musicians, dancers, storytellers, and turban-winders alike. Many of the venues and artists involved in the celebration charge admission during the rest of the year so Culture Days is the perfect opportunity to get a taste of Manitoba’s vibrant arts and culture scene without paying a penny.
Culture Days Manitoba encourages any and all arts organization to participate in the weekend of culture. Past and present activity organizers include well-known organizations like the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg Art Gallery as well as independent art galleries including Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art Gallery, Aceartinc, Gurevich Fine Art and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art to name just a few.
There are also lots of new organizations involved in this year’s Culture Days Manitoba, including the Bike Lab at the University of Winnipeg, the Chai Folk Ensemble the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and a number of independent performers and performance groups.
Another not-to-miss part of the Culture Days celebration is Nuit Blanche Winnipeg, the all-night art party that will take place on Saturday, September 26. This is your chance to stay up past your bedtime and explore central Winnipeg as outdoor installations, street performers, and after-hour warehouse parties takeover the downtown, Exchange District and St. Boniface.
For a complete list of Culture Days Manitoba and Nuit Blanche Winnipeg events and to create your personalized activity schedule, visit mb.culturedays.ca.