Culture Days highlights importance of of arts in Milton

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Published September 12, 2023 at 12:09 pm

Culture Days is a national celebration that highlights the importance of arts and culture in our communities and Milton has been named a major hub for the event.

Millions of people across Canada will attend thousands of free Culture Days events in-person and online from Sept. 22 to Oct. 15.

“As a Town, we are proud to work with our partners to provide quality places and spaces for creative activities,” said Kristene Scott, commissioner, Community Services.

“Culture Days is a great opportunity to showcase what makes Milton, and how culture unites us as a community.”

The Town is collaborating with Arts Milton, which presents an award-winning arts and culture program during Culture Days. A variety of activities will be hosted at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton.

Events this year include the Exclusively Inclusive public art project that fearlessly delves into the themes of racism and hate, with the resolute aim of fostering positive change.

The gallery will host more work by the remarkable artists who created the 10 murals at Hugh Lane. The evening, with the gallery opening Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 7-9 p.m., will also involve an opportunity for dialogue and reflection.

FOACM will also host South Asian Mommies of Milton Hour on Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. for a non-stop dance extravaganza. The event will celebrate South Asia’s vibrant cultures and traditions through mesmerizing dance performances.

With more displaced people worldwide, artist Faisal Anwar invites submissions for his new interactive artwork that reflects on the meaning of “home.”

Anyone can post a photo on Instagram and tag it with #APlaceICallHomeHalton. The tagged photo will be added to a large-scale installation of photographs in motion and will be projected in various locations across Halton for Culture Days.

Milton will showcase the event on its digital display in the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For the first time, Milton has partnered on a new culture guide to highlight options for a visit to the town. You can check out the Culture Days guide and plan your visit.

Learn more about Milton events in the online listing of Culture Days events.

Halton has been named a 2023 Culture Days festival hub. Hubs are local partners that act as a community lead for the festival. From regional galleries to your local culture department, these expert organizations are a friendly face during Culture Days.

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