Richmond Hill Culture Days feature art walk, blues night, tours

City and public library invite you to take part in the national celebration of arts and culture, on now until Oct. 16

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CITY OF RICHMOND HILL
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The City of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Public Library invite you to take part in Culture Days, a national celebration of arts and culture, on now until Oct. 16. Join us for an array of barrier-free events throughout the city as we celebrate arts, culture and creativity!

The three-week festival celebrates the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers. Events include art exhibits, city tours, workshops and demonstrations that bring the diversity, culture and spirit of our community to life.

What’s On

  • 2022 Art Walk – Sept. 24, 11 am – 5 pm
    • Explore the outdoor art exhibits in the Richmond Hill Center for the Performing Arts outdoor plaza and south parking lot.
  • Tour a National Historic Site – Sept. 25, 1-5 pm
    • Drop by the Richmond Hill David Dunlap Observatory, the City’s very own national historic site, for a self-guided tour of the Administration Building and the Observatory Dome.
  • Blues Night – Sept. 29, 5-8 pm
    • Listen to the music of Fraser Melvin and Camilo Restrepo in the outdoor plaza of the Richmond Hill Center for the Performing Arts.
  • The Story of Nikis – Sept. 30, 7-9 pm
    • Join us for a free event at the Richmond Hill Center for the Performing Arts in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Hear Dr. Brenda Wastasecoot speak to the impacts of the Residential School policy by sharing stories from a memory map of her childhood home in the 1960s.
  • Culture Days at the Library – Oct. 15, 10 am – 4:30 pm
    • Drop by Richmond Hill Public Library’s Central branch for live demonstrations by artists and weavers, musical performances and the opportunity to try your hand at a new craft. Find full details here.
  • Explore Old Richmond Hill – Open all hours
    • Take advantage of the City’s Museum of the Streets with a free self-guided tour of some of our community’s most interesting heritage sites. You can choose how many stops you visit and how much time you spend at each one.

Culture is everywhere in our city and is a part of every moment of our lives! Celebrate Culture Days to experience the way arts and culture shapes our lives. For more information and the 2022 event schedule, click here.

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