What is Culture Days?
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. Go to www.culturedays.ca for events happening across Canada!
What's happening in Port Moody
Port Moody Scavenger Hunt | Sep 29, 30 & Oct 1 | 9am - 9pm | Throughout Port Moody
Follow the clues through the City of Port Moody on our second annual Scavenger Hunt! You’ll see our public art collection, and some great historical sites along the way. We’ll have riddles for you to solve, and you could win some great Port Moody swag. Grab a group of friends and sign up today!
Canada 150 Mosaic | Sep 29 3-7pm, Sep 30 10am-6pm, Oct 1 10am-4pm | Port Moody Station Museum
Celebrate Canada 150 by painting a tile for Port Moody’s Canada 150 Mosaic Mural, one of 150 being completed across Canada. The mural will depict our city’s unique urban and waterfront environment, and honour Port Moody’s history. The finished mural being installed at the Port Moody Recreation Complex after the current building renovations have been completed.
A Virtual Tour of Rocky Point Park | Sep 30 | 12 – 4pm | Port Moody Civic Centre, Parkview Room
Have you had the chance to experience Virtual Reality? Stop in for a short demo of a new interactive VR experience showcasing the history of Rocky Point Park, and get the chance to try out some state-of-the-art hardware to explore Port Moody with Google Earth VR and the HTC Vive.
Artists in Residence Finale | Sep 30 | 6 – 7pm | Inlet Theatre
Artist in Residence Ryan Mellors is an internationally renowned contemporary juggler who has been working on a whole new set of tricks and techniques during his residency at Rocky Point Park. Joined on stage by several other local talents, this will be a showcase of some of the best new material that he has been developing for the past year.
Venosta Radio Show | Oct 1 | 4 - 5pm | Inlet Theatre
Join us for the Venosta Radio Show as we take you back to the days before television when families would gather around the radio to be entertained by stories, ads and music. Enjoy a free behind-the-scenes look at how a 1920’s radio show was executed. Performed by the Expect Theatre.
So many choices! Check out what else is happening in Port Moody...
An Introduction to Ceramics | Sep 30 & Oct 1 | 11am - 5pm | 2214 St. George Street
Art 4 Life Exhibition | Sep 30 | 1 - 3pm | Port Moody Arts Centre
Blackberry Artists Gift Shop | Sep 30 | 1-4pm | Port Moody Arts Centre
Literacy & Art | Sep 30 | 1 - 3pm | Port Moody Arts Centre
Port Moody Welcome Post Project | Sep 29 & 30 | 10am - 4pm | Noons Creek Hatchery
Pottery Workshop at Spatial Art Studio | Sep 30 | 11am - 3pm | Spatial Art Studio
Salmon Sunday at Mossom Creek | Oct 1 | 11am - 2pm | Mossom Creek Hatchery
Silk Gallery Tour & Virtual Hand Print | Sep 29 | 11am - 5pm | Silk Art Gallery
Spatial Art Studio | Sep 29, 11am - 5pm | Sep 30, 11am - 4pm | Spatial Art Studio
What is happening in the Tri-Cities & Beyond
Check out A Guide to Celebrating Arts in Culture in Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam or wwww.culturedays.ca for everything taking place across Canada.
What we did in the Past
In 2016: The City organized its first Public Art Scavenger Hunt. Participants had a map, 2 routes to choose from, and a list of questions. Prizes were randomly awarded to everyone that joined in the fun.
In 2015: The City hosted its first-ever Day of Arts celebration. The afternoon event showcased visual artists, musicians, performers, plus samples of tasty food and beverages.
In 2014: The City hosted a wide range of free cultural experiences including a display of how public art comes to be in Port Moody, a subversive collection of banned books at the Port Moody Public Library, a behind-the-scenes tour of Inlet Theatre, an interactive public art piece, and the onsite filming of a 1 minute movie titled Company Policy, by Leo Award-winning filmmaker, and founder of The Young Actors Project, Robert Randall.