Friday marks the official start of Culture Days in the city of Barrie, with celebrations and demonstrations planned over the next three weeks to celebrate Barrie’s diverse arts scene.
Culture Days is a national event aiming to promote arts and culture with events in person and online throughout the country.
The events and activities will take place from Sept. 23 through Oct. 16.
“I think especially as everyone’s sort of getting back to the new normal or whatever we want to call it, it’s just it’s been so wonderful to see our arts community step up and try out new things and explore different ways to reach audiences and to be able to bring the audiences to them in creative ways just means so much to the city,” said Amanda Dyke, cultural development officer with the City of Barrie.
Dyke said this is Barrie’s 14th year participating in the event, with the city’s official kick-off happening on Saturday at Meridian Place in the city’s downtown core.