SculptureWalk executive director Joy Barrett gave a guided tour over the weekend as part of Culture Days.

Culture Days in Castlegar

SculptureWalk and Doukhobor Discovery Centre activities were part of the Canada-wide Culture Days.

The sixth annual Culture Days weekend was held this week across Canada. The celebration featured 7500 free activities spread throughout 900 cities and Castlegar was home to two of those events.

Culture Days is the largest arts and culture public participation event in Canada. According to the Culture Days website, “Culture Days is committed to reaching the goal of having all Canadians in every community declaring ‘I Love Culture’ and making culture a daily habit.”

Founded in 2009, Culture Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture.

As part of the event, Castlegar’s Sculpturewalk led a guided tour on Sunday. Tour host Joy Barrett, Exectutive Director of Sculpturewalk, shared special insider facts about the sculptures and artists. Tour participants gained biographical information, knowledge on how a piece is made, the materials used and how they were created. “I have been dealing with the artists throughout the whole time, starting with the application process. I think I can impart that different level of knowledge to the viewer,” said Barrett.

The second event was a community appreciation open house at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Visitors got to see the new courtyard sidewalks, restored wagons, the Laura Verigin Textiles Display, and the over-all improvements to the museum.

 

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