The Reach celebrates Culture Days

Free activities held as part of the fifth anniversary of Culture Days

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is among those offering free activities as part of the fifth anniversary of the national Culture Days celebration from Sept. 26 to 28.

A prelude to Culture Days at The Reach takes place on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. with the opening reception for the fall exhibitions, including a To Russia with Love Concert by violinist Calvin Dyck and pianist Betty Suderman.

This free celebration is also open to the public.

Culture Days activities start on Friday, Sept. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. with a Betwixt and Between Artist Tour and Group Creativity.

Alberta artists Jude Griebel and Dana Holst bring their exhibition to life and lead everyone in an inspired group activity at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way.

On Saturday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m., it’s over to AbbyFest at the Ag-Rec Building at Abbotsford Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Dr.

The Reach booth contributes its Delightfully Mad Community Sculpture inspired by artist Marcia Pitch and her fall exhibition at The Reach.

On Sunday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m., it’s back to The Reach for “Hands on Culture: Sunday Family Arts Day.”

This regularly scheduled, bi-monthly arts and crafts event for the entire family will be morphed into drop-in crafts, and will take place in the Great Hall instead of the studio.

Culture Days will be celebrated in hundreds of cities and towns from coast to coast with thousands of free activities that include visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, culinary arts and new media.