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New Glasgow set to showcase its culture


Over 7,500 free activities are expected to take place in some 900 communities across Canada to celebrate the seventh annual Culture Days weekend including activities that are planned to take place here in New Glasgow starting on Thursday.

“New Glasgow town council is very proud and excited to be again hosting and showcasing events as part of Culture Days for the seventh year,” Mayor Nancy Dicks said. “We have such a rich mosaic of cultures here in New Glasgow which is an integral part of what makes our community so vibrant.”

 

Here’s a look at the events happening in New Glasgow:

 

Thursday, Sept. 28

6 p.m.-7 p.m.: NSCAD Artists Welcoming Reception – Join NSCAD University and The Town of New Glasgow in welcoming NSCAD Artists in Residence Curtis Botham and Genevieve Brideau. (182 Dalhousie St./behind library)

Friday, Sept. 29

1 p.m.-4 p.m.: NSCAD Open House – Drop into the NSCAD studio to get to know the new residents and see the studio and their work.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.: ‘Paint the Town’ in partnership with Cape Breton Central Nova Scotia Railways – Join local artists Carey Allen and Gord MacDonald as they ‘Paint the Town’ by creating a paint splattered mural on the train bridge wall across from Perfect Diversity (Provost and MacLean streets) with live music.

Saturday, Sept. 30

 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Culture @ The New Glasgow Farmers Market – Explore food, art, music and culture at the New Glasgow Farmers Market.

1 p.m.: Unveiling of Canada 150 Historic Painting – Join Mayor Nancy Dicks, council and  local artist David MacIntosh as they unveil the Canada 150 painting commissioned to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of  Canada’s Confederation

Sunday, Oct. 1

11 a.m.-4 p.m.: First Annual Sale along the River – an Artisan Fair hosted by Creative Pictou County. Join for a day filled with different mediums of art where you can purchase directly from the artist.

2 p.m. Take part in the historic unveiling of local artists Todd Vassallo and Carolyn Bedford’s public art piece at Glasgow Square Theatre.

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