Get creative with Culture Days at the Campbell River Art Gallery

Art mixer, Zine making and more at next Saturday's event

A Zine is a self-published work of texts and images commonly reproduced via photocopier. Be a part of making one at this year's Culture Days celebration.

The Campbell River Art Gallery and the Tidemark Theatre are teaming up to provide two fun first-time events to celebrate Culture Days next Saturday, Sept. 26.

Culture Days is a nation-wide celebration that raises awareness, and encourages accessibility and participation by Canadians in the arts and cultural life their communities. This year, once again, thousands of artists, cultural workers, organizations and volunteers are mobilizing to host free participatory public events in hundreds of cities and towns across the country on the last weekend of September.

Campbell River Art Gallery and the Tidemark Theatre invite you to celebrate Culture Days on Saturday September 26th with two special events.

First up is Zine Making, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A Zine is a self-published work of texts and images commonly reproduced via photocopier – a magazine with a twist informed by a DIY ethos. Topics frequently covered are broad, including fan fiction, politics, poetry, art and design, social theory, riot grrrl feminism or other content outside of the mainstream.

At this special Culture Days event, each participant will create a page for the gallery’s zine publication titled “XX EX”, inspired by the current exhibition. This is an all-ages event – no art skills are required.

Then, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., stop by for an Art Mixer. This will be a celebration of culture at the Gallery with free form art-making, refreshments, music and more. Take over the Gallery while enjoying complimentary tastings from Courtenay’s Wayward Distillation House and Quadra Islands Southend Farm and Vineyards. There will be painting, collaging and drawing while sipping and tasting.

Again, no art experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. Admission is free or by donation.

For more information, call 250-287-2261, see crartgallery.ca or visit the gallery’s Facebook page.