Culture Days 2019

The Kingston Arts Council is pleased to once again act as the host organization for Culture Days this year. Registration for Culture Days 2019 is still open, and we encourage all arts organizations in Kingston to add their events to the Culture Days website, contact us and submit these events to the KAC Events Calendar.

The events we have registered in Kingston for Culture Days 2019 thus far include:

Friday, 27 September

Kingston Writersfest presents: Identity Through Poetry: Who is Bruce Kauffman?

Kingston Writersfest presents: Voaden Prize Play Reading

Lorna Crozier Book Launch: The House the Spirit Builds, Studio 22 and Kingston Writersfest

Art After Dark – Fall, Downtown Kingston! BIA

Open House, Kingston School of Art

Afrisa Dance Workshop, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

Art Exhibition by Pengyuan Wang, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

Saturday, 28 September

Fall Princess Street Promenade, Downtown Kingston! BIA

Ontario Street ABCs: Artists, Builders and Creators! PumpHouse

Participainting, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

Kids Creativity Club, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

Art Exhibition by Pengyuan Wang, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

Sunday, 29 September

Kingston Writersfest presents: Visual Storytelling

Kingston Writersfest presents: And the Journey Continues…

Imagining Rembrandt Tour: See for Yourself with Carmen Papalia, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Exploring Ontario Street: Curator Tour Outside the Museum Walls, PumpHouse

Community Drum Circle with Ollin, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

CRAFT Hub, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

Art Exhibition by Pengyuan Wang, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

Tett Centre Open House, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

Culture Days 2018

The Kingston Arts Council was the host organization for Culture Days in 2018, taking over from the City of Kingston. Overall, there were forty events that took place in Kingston that were registered with Culture Days Ontario. Among them, an instrument petting zoo, a drumming circle, poetry reading, live drawing with music and ballerinas, a children’s book launch and an art bookmaking workshop.

Instrument Petting Zoo and Composition Garden. A partnership between The Isabel and Joe’s MILL. Photo: Liz Cooper

Live Drawing with Music at the Tett. Photo: Liz Cooper








The Kingston Arts Council partnered with Ontario Culture Days on the Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), which focuses on supporting the next generation of community-engaged artists in our province. The program commissions emerging professionals up to 30 years old to create works of art in their local regions to be unveiled to the public over the Culture Days weekend. In addition to the presentation of the project, YAAP gives the public insight into the artist’s creative process through photos, video, writing and social media. This program was produced by Ontario Culture Days, in partnership with the Kingston Arts Council, and created with support from TD Bank. You can read a brief recap of events here.

Movement Market / DANC AS COMMUNITY performance. Photo: Liz Cooper


Culture Days 2017

For Culture Days 2017 we partnered with Cultural Services at the City of Kingston to deliver a digital campaign. The initiative, titled Every day is culture day in Kingston, aimed to demonstrate the diverse cultural landscape in Kingston by sharing anecdotes from artists, cultural workers, supporters, and leaders on what culture means to them. The goal was to highlight and celebrate individuals who contribute on an ongoing basis to Kingston’s cultural scene.







Design: Ben Nelson

About Culture Days

Culture Days is a nationwide weekend to celebrate arts and culture. Launched in 2010, this public engagement initiative aims to foster support for a diverse arts and culture community that is lived, created and expressed by all Ontarians. Starting the last Friday of each September, Culture Days is an opportunity to build connection, awareness and pride in the vibrant nature of arts and culture across Ontario.