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Richmond to celebrate Culture Days with free creative activities

Richmond is kicking off the three-week celebration with an opening weekend on Sept. 24 & 25.
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Richmond consistently ranks among Canada’s Top 10 cities for its annual Culture Days festivities of free, creative activities.

This year's national celebration of arts and culture will be jam-packed with hands-on demonstrations, interactive installations and various performances and workshops.

Richmond Culture Days 2022 will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 16, 2022, where Richmond artists and art organizations will offer insight into a wide range of art forms and creative practices.

Programming highlights include the launch of this year's Writer-in-Residence program featuring spoken word poet Lindi Nolte, The Arts Live Here and That Other Hunger exhibitions, portrait sittings with Richmond Photo Club and theatre games with Gateway Theatre. 

Richmondites can also look forward to performances and workshops by Richmond Improv Theatre Society, Vancouver Cantonese Opera, Sacrificium Cantonese Theatre, Vancouver Opera and Richmond Orchestra and Chorus.

In addition, the Chinese Artists Association of Richmond, Richmond Potters’ Club, Richmond Gem and Mineral Society, Textile Arts Guild of Richmond and African Drumming and Dance with Edward Sembayata will be offering hands-on demonstrations as a part of the celebrations.

And other familiar faces — artists Jeni Chen, Sebnem Ozpeta and Ed Fu-Chen Juan and Ian Lai — will be presenting interactive installations and more.

"Richmond has consistently ranked within the Top 10 most engaged communities every year of its involvement with Culture Days, and is a recognized leader within the program with an aim to support local artists, arts organizations, and community," reads the city's website.

The opening Kick-Off weekend at the Richmond Cultural Centre will run from Sept. 24 to 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., no registration is required.

A full list of events and activities for Richmond Culture Days is available on the Culture Days website