Another bonus of moving into my new studio space when I did is the chance to participate with Julia and Carolina in an open house for les Journées de la culture this Friday, September 26! Les Journées de la culture is a fantastic annual cultural festival in Quebec: every September since 1997, hundreds of artists, performers, artisans, cultural organizations, and an army of volunteers across the whole province host a huge variety of FREE cultural events for the public during the last weekend of the month. From visual arts to circus activities to theatre performances to dance to slam poetry to – well, you name it, really – les Journées de la culture aim to raise awareness about the importance and the need for greater access to arts and culture for all citizens in over 300 communities in Québec. Last year, there were over 3000 FREE activities and events across the province, and this year will offer no less.
Highlights in Montreal this weekend will for sure be at 4710 St-Ambroise in St-Henri! On Friday, stop by our open house to see me, Julia, and Carolina in our space on the third floor, from 10 until 17:30: http://www.journeesdelaculture.qc.ca/activity/12377/studio-open-house-4.html . When you’re here, you’ll have the chance to help create an incredible dress, as part of Carolina’s ongoing Native Immigrant series: http://www.journeesdelaculture.qc.ca/activity/12409/dress-making-activity.html . There are loads of other activities happening in the building, too, so a major art crawl is in store at the St-Ambroise building this weekend! See you in studio #336!