Local artists take the spotlight for Culture Days

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KELOWNA - Over 40 local artists will have the city as their stage this weekend.

A series of free shows and cultural events start this Friday to kick off the fourth year of Kelowna's Culture Days. From September 27 to 29 venues throughout the city invite the public to check out a variety of local talent in the arts and culture scene. 

From a downtown culture crawl to a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Kasugai gardens, the events promise to blur the line between audience and performance.   

Local spoken-word artist Rawle James will give a sneak peak of the festivities by performing for city councillors today at their afternoon meeting.

Cultural services manager, Sandra Kochan says a thriving art community joins Kelowna with other cities across the country.

“Our city is rich with cultural experiences for residents to discover. Culture Days showcases our vibrant arts scene," Kochan says.

 

Event schedule:

Friday, September 27

    Culture Crawl throughout downtown Kelowna
    Inspired Word Café at the Okanagan Regional Library
    Nuit Blanche at the French Cultural Centre

Saturday, September 28:

    Culture Caching in the Cultural District
    Culture Days Dance Party at the Kinsmen Fieldhouse Hall
    Let’s Make a Trade at Okanagan Heritage Museum

Sunday, September 29:

    Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony at Kasugai Gardens
    Cultural Performance Showcase at the Kelowna Community Theatre
    60 Artists in 60 Spaces at various locations around Kelowna

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at jwhittet@infotelnews.ca or call (250)718-0428.


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