The City of Port Moody invites you to find your creative place indoors, outdoors, or online as we celebrate Culture Days over four weeks from September 25 to October 25, 2020.

The idea behind Culture Days is to offer free, hands-on activities that encourage the public to go behind the scenes and discover the world of arts and culture. Check out the links to our online calendar in the activity descriptions below or visit culturedays.ca to find out what’s happening in Port Moody. Be sure to post pics of your creations and experiences to social media using #culturedayspomo.

Don’t miss these free activities during Culture Days 2020:

 

Botanical Inkmaking  
Botanical Inkmaking

online Sep 25 - Oct 25

Learn how to make ink from natural materials that can be foraged from your own backyard. Resident Artist, Sara Graham, has prepared a "how-to" video that you can watch from the comfort of your own home. There is also an instruction sheet with step-by-step instructions and a supplies list.

  
 
Saymahmit Welcome Post  
Saymahmit Welcome Post 

online Sep 25 - Oct 25

Coast Salish artist and cultural programmer, Tasha Faye Evans brings us to the Noons Creek Hatchery in Saymahmit, Port Moody for a video tour of Coast Salish House Posts carved by James Harry. Explaining the stories carved into this house post, Tasha speaks about our shared and sacred responsibility as Salmon People to care for the health and well-being of all of our relations in these Coast Salish Lands and Waters.

 


 

Ink  
Botanical Ink Give Away 

Sep 26, 10am - 12pm,
Port Moody Civic Centre (outside near the Library entrance)

Look for Resident Artist Sara Graham as she hands out bottles of homemade botanical ink. Take a bottle home and experiment, and post your creation online using #culturedayspomo. This in-person activity is happening rain or shine. We encourage you to keep your distance from others and wear a face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

LATEST UPDATE

A second botanical ink give away will be held on Saturday, October 10 starting at 11am, outside in front of the Civic Centre near the Library entrance. Supplies are limited so first come, first serve!

 


   

Gelli MonoPrinting  
Gelli MonoPrinting 

online Oct 2 - 25

Monoprinting is a form of printmaking which creates a unique image every time. Learn how to not only make a monoprint, but how to make your own inexpensive gelli plate. Resident Artist, Sara Graham, has prepared a "how-to" video that you can watch from the comfort of your own home.  There is also an instruction sheet with step-by-step instructions and a supplies list. Be sure to post your creation online using #culturedayspomo.

   


 

Making Faces  
Making Faces

online Oct 9 - 25

Making Faces is an urban art intervention of placing paper eyes on inanimate objects throughout the city to create the appearance of a living creature. Participants can animate our City by placing eyes on found objects. Use the instruction sheet with a googly eyes printable sheet to start making faces!

   


 

Inlet Theatre  
Inlet Theatre Tech Tours 

online Oct 15 - 25

Immerse yourself in self-guided online tours of the technology operated by the Inlet Theatre technicians on a day-to-day basis. The technology supports a wide range of artistic productions and presentations, including live plays, talent showcases, dance performances, films, concerts, live streamed council meetings, corporate training sessions, comedy shows, fundraising galas, and a multitude of community focused public speaking sessions. Get a different perspective on what is involved in the production of these events from the booth and back stage.

  


 

Tidal Train  
Public Art Walk | Town Centre 

online Oct 16 - 25

Discover all of the public art pieces located within walking distance of the Port Moody Civic Centre. View the Public Art Walk in person or from the comfort of your own home. Is there a particular artwork that you enjoy? Share it with us by taking a picture and posting it online using #culturedayspomo and #visitpublicart.