Culture Days Opening Event – Arts Future Focus Forum Sept. 30th

September 15, 2016

The seventh annual Canada wide Culture Days weekend will open this year in Sudbury on Friday Sept. 30th with a Town Hall meeting to discuss the Future of the Arts in Sudbury and featuring a presentation by Dr. David Robinson of Laurentian University. He will explore a proposal for an Arts Education Centre for the Northeast to be located in Greater Sudbury. Local artists will have the opportunity to contribute their views on what can be done in the community to allow their talents to flourish through a discussion moderated by Sudbury Living magazine editor, Vicki Gilhula. There will be time to discuss possible Arts use and other repurposing of the present Sudbury Arena following the building of a new facility, if the present building is retained.

The event is being jointly sponsored by the Sudbury Arts Council and the Open Studio of Cambrian College and is being held at the Open Studio at 93 Cedar Street, downtown Sudbury (third floor), beginning at 5 p.m. on Sept. 30th and is the opening event of Culture Days in Sudbury. Admission is free and along with a special invitation to individual members of the Arts community, the public is welcome to attend.

Over 50 Artists will be involved in Sudbury Culture Days activities, including visual artists, actors, writers and crafts persons exploring many behind the scenes aspects of the Arts. All Culture Days activities are free and open to the public. The aim is to promote cultural awareness and appreciation of all that makes Greater Sudbury a better place to live because of culture in all its many forms. Information on all local Culture Days activities is available at and also on the Sudbury Arts Council website

Further information: Linda Cartier, 705-525-7526