Looking for a way to embrace creativity this month?

Explore FREE art workshops and demonstrations, enjoy live music and theatre, experience indigenous culture taking place on September 25th at Scugog Arts Space in Port Perry. Celebrate arts and culture in your community by attending a workshop or demonstration, enjoy live music and theatre, and experience indigenous culture. 

Here are Five Key Events taking place on Culture Days you won’t want to miss!

The first event to mark down in your calendar is the Encaustic Painting Demonstration with Linda Virio. Join Linda as she works with wax to create encaustic and watercolor batik paintings, playing with vibrant colors and contrasting textures. Linda works with hot wax to create encaustic and watercolour paintings. Be inspired by vibrant colours and contrasting textures as Linda combines them to create beautiful work. Learn from a seasoned artist and enjoy the creative process in this event as part of our Culture Days lineup. Catch the demonstration between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Scugog Arts Space.  

The second event you will want to experience is the Indigenous Food Pop-up. Get your taste buds excited as the INDIGENESIS chef, Tamara Green will be back with her Indigenous cuisine pop-up. If you have ever wanted to taste authentic indigenous cuisine, this is your chance! The INDIGENESIS chef mantra is ‘The gift of native food’ and their mission is ‘Re-integrating truly indigenous food’. Try hors d’oeuvres prepared using pre-colonial methods and traditional ingredients. Experience the gift of authentic indigenous flavour at this pop-up event taking place 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Scugog Arts Space.

The third must-see event is the Scugog Arts Fishing Derby. Fishing is a BIG part of Scugog culture, so grab a pole (that we will provide) and cast your line into our onsite mini Lake Scugog. Participants have the chance to catch ‘fish’ that would typically be found in our beautiful lake such as perch, sunfish, and largemouth bass.          

 Local artist Jon Colwell and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation carved and provided the wooden fish for this derby.  Styrofoam fish that are different colors indicating fish size will be upside down in the water. Attract a fish with a fishing pole that has a magnet on the end.  Once a fish has been ‘caught’ participants will get to paint it and take it home as a trophy. Castaway at this event taking place from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Scugog Arts Space. 

      The fourth event you won’t want to miss is the Alcohol Ink Demonstration. Free flow into creativity with Kirsty Naray as she does a live demonstration with alcohol ink. As a mixed media artist, Kirsty uses various techniques working with paint in a liquid medium. Become inspired by brightly colored dye paints and free-flowing textures. It is an opportunity to ask questions and explore the process. This is your time to ask Kirsty questions and explore the process live! Be a part of the demonstration happening between 10:00 am – 1:15 pm at the Scugog Arts Space.  

The fifth event in the lineup of events you won’t want to miss is the Yoga & Pilates Fusion with Class instructor Jessica Smith. This class will be emphasizing stability, strength, and mobility. This is a full-body class that combines yoga and Pilates to create a joyful and energetic movement experience. Get out and move your body with a beautiful view of Lake Scugog. Participants will spend 45 minutes in Palmer Park stretching, breathing, and practicing mobility. Treat your body to a workout and celebrate with this Yoga & Pilates Fusion class. The event takes place from 9:00 am – 9:45 am in Palmer Park. 

Come out and build your creativity and community while we celebrate culture and creativity nationally. 

Explore free art workshops like the encaustic ink demonstration or alcohol ink demonstration. Engage in indigenous culture by attending the Indigenesis food pop-up! These were five events you won’t want to miss but Scugog Arts in partnership with Culture Days has several more events planned for you to enjoy. Demonstrations, indigenous culture, live music, theatre virtual experiences and so much more are scheduled. So come out for a celebration of arts and culture in your community! 

Are you in? For the full lineup of events check here

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