A photo promoting one of Surrey’s ‘Culture Days’ events in 2017. The Sumi Ink Club invites people to paint on a shared surface. (Photo: culturedays.ca)

Culture Days returns to Kelowna

Kelowna’s Downtown and Cultural District will be buzzing with activities

Culture Days is a collaborative, Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

Every year, on the Culture Days weekend, thousands of artists, individuals, organizations and communities offer free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work. This year, Culture Days happens across Canada on Sept. 28, 29 and 30.

Related: Celebrating BC Culture Days in Okanagan

As a grassroots, collaborative movement, Culture Days relies on participation. Whether as an arts or cultural organization, an artist, a municipality, a school, a citizen, a business person, everyone can play a role in shaping this event.

Kelowna residents will have plenty to do during the weekend event ranging from a Japanese tea ceremony, scavenger hunts and Indigenous dance performances.

All events are free and you can enjoy hands on, interactive activities showcasing the arts and culture of our community. Don’t miss Culture Days, happening downtown Kelowna, the Cultural District and more.

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Friday:

Japanese Tea Ceremony at Kelowna City Hall from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Culture Days Scavenger Hunt at the Okanagan Heritage Museum from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

KDGS Family and Local History Resource Centre Open House at the Kelowna Library from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Kick Off Party at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Launch by Ballet Kelowna at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Impressions Painting Group at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Blanket Exercise at the Art Commons at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Performance Art for SD#23 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 9:15 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.

Culture Days Art Exhibit at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Nuit Blanche at the Centre culturel francophone de l’Okanagan 7 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Fabric Art by Michele Kienas at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Paintings by Irene Scott at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Weaving by Kim Bauer at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Paintings by Pat Raphael Derickson at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

First Nations Gallery at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Henna Art and Catering with Matthew Brown at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Art by Wynter Raphael at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Art by Pamela Hodgson at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Fabric Art by Carrie Dewhurst at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Inks by Terry Thomson at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Yoga Storytime and Community Art Project at the Okanagan Regional Library in Westbank from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Alcohol Tile Demos with Michelle McCullough at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Art Show at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Community Mural at the Peachland Library 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Saturday:

Let’s Tell a Story at the Okanagan Heritage Museum from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Culture Days Scavenger Hunt at the Okanagan Heritage Museum from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Dancing at the Library at the Downtown Kelowna Library from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Saturday Social at the Kelowna Art Gallery from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Free admission and guided tours at the Kelowna Art Gallery 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Flicker by Dancers of the Damelahamid at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 8 p.m. until 9:15 p.m.

Cultural District Walking Tour at the Laurel Packinghouse from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Play in Day at Rotary Centre for the Arts from 6 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Arts and Crafts Table at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Artist Trading Cards at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Word Guild- Local Author’s Book Presentation at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Capoeira with William Jones at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

All Bodies (Mixed Ability Dance) at the Rotary Centre for the Arts 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.

Indigenous Dance at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Park and Play at the Arts Commons Park at the Rotary Centre for the Arts 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Okanagan Mexican Folklore Dance at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Livessence-Drawing Group at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Family Fun Day at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

“Demystifying Community Theatre” from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Culture Days Art Exhibit at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Nuit Blanche at the Centre culturel francophone de l’Okanagan from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Not Dead Darkroom’s Analogue Night (grand opening party) from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The Artisan-Etsy Show at the Ellis Art Studios from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Outside the Box by the Kelowna Community Music School at the Innovation Centre from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Culture at the Westbank Museum from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Fabric Art by Michele Kienas at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Paintings by Irene Scott at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Weaving by Kim Bauer at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Paintings by Pat Raphael Derickson at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Art by Harry Derickson at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Henna, Art and Catering with Matthew Brown at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Art by Wynter Raphael at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Music by Kelly Derickson at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Yoga Storytime and Community Art Project at the Okanagan Regional Library in Westbank from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Alcohol Tile Demos with Michelle McCullough at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Art Show at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community Mural from 11 a.m. at the Peachland Library until 4 p.m.

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Sunday:

Create a ‘Paul Klee Collage Postcard’ at the Gallery from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Play in a Day 6 p.m. at the Rotary Centre for the Arts 6 p.m.until 8 p.m.

Chinese Folk Dance at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

“Demystifying Community Theatre” from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Culture Days Art Exhibit at the Rotary Centre for the Arts from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Choir Workshop at St. Michaels Church Cathedral Church of St. Michael’s and All Angels

Fabric Art by Michele Kienas at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Paintings by Irene Scott at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Weaving by Kim Bauer at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Paintings by Pat Raphaels at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Art by Harry Derickson at the Heritage Retirement Residence 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Henna, Art and Catering with Matthew Brown at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Art by Wynter Raphael at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Music by Kelly Derickson at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Alcohol Tile Demos with Michelle McCullough at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 11 a.m. 3 p.m.

Art Show at the Heritage Retirement Residence from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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