Culture Days filled with fun art activities

There will be many activities to see and do in celebration of Culture Days this weekend in the Williams Lake area.

There will be many activities to see and do in celebration of Culture Days this weekend in the Williams Lake area.

“Our community’s arts and culture scene is vibrant and we are very proud and excited to be participating again in Culture Days,” says Venta Rutkauskas, Community Arts Council of Williams Lake co-ordinator. “This annual event is an opportunity to publicly showcase the enormous talent and creativity that exists right here in the Central Cariboo.

“I encourage everyone to express their love of culture by participating in some of the fantastic free activities on offer. Get out there and discover our wonderfully talented local artists and cultural offerings, roll up your sleeves and get creative yourself!”

Friday, Sept. 25 join Big Lake author Steven Hunter for a literary evening promoting his second novel Strings starting at 7 p.m. at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

Friday, Sept. 25 fabric artist Marilyn Dickson and potter Christy Richardson will be demonstrating their crafts at the Station House Gallery from 1 to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 26 visit the Central Cariboo Arts Centre next to city hall and participate in various craft and music activities for all ages.

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. participate in the GadZukes Beginner Ukulele Workshop.

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. visit with the Spinners and Weavers Guild members.

• 1 to 1:45 p.m. Angelkeys Music hosts a Kids Sing-in.

• 1:45 to 3 p.m. Angelkeys Music hosts an Adult Sing.

• 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. create a dreamcatcher.

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27 visit Horsefly for the Horsefly River Salmon Festival happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Saturday evening Arts on the Fly is hosting a musical fundraiser in conjunction with this year’s Horsefly River Salmon Festival, featuring Colin Easthope and Madeline Tasquin along with other musical guests. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the suggested donation for the evening is $15.

Sunday Sept. 27 visit Likely from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Bank of Gratitude Likely Multi-interdisciplinary visual arts event created by artist Danielea Castell and hosted by Venta Rutkauskas.

Sunday, Sept. 27 visit the Studio Theatre in Williams Lake from 1 to 3 p.m. to watch a public rehearsal of the new play in production Dial M for Murder.

To find more about what activities are happening in Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo, visit www.culturedays.ca

More than 7,500 free activities will take place in more than 825 communities across Canada to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Culture Days on September 25-27, 2015.