Richmondites can take part in painting, singing and cultural tours during the city’s celebration for BC Culture Days 10th anniversary.
There will be more than 80 free, interactive events on show across the city during the province-wide fest, which runs from Sept. 27 to 29.
Richmond’s celebration will be one of many taking place across the province.
Ten emerging artists from across B.C. will act as ambassadors, work with professional mentors and take part in a variety of activities leading up to the Culture Days weekend, including presenting at pop-up and partner events.
Local artist Emily Shin, who was chosen as this year’s Richmond ambassador, will be hosting a free painting workshop at the Richmond Cultural Centre from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 27.
Each ambassador will also take part in a three-month mentorship with a senior artist supported by C*SARN (Canadian Senior Artists Resources Network).
“Mentorship is an exciting new component to our program this year,” said Nazanin Shoja, BC Culture Days manager.
“The senior artists participating in BC Culture Days will be able to provide our ambassadors with an incredible opportunity for professional development by sharing their own experiences, offering both artistic and business advice, and connecting the young artists to a larger community network.”
For more information on events visit https://culturedays.ca/events/grid?query=Richmond&province=BC