Culture Days

Join us for Port Coquitlam’s Culture Days events Sept. 28, 29 and 30 in Leigh Square and Downtown.

Part of the thousands of Culture Days celebrations taking place across Canada, Leigh Square, PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives and 4Cats Arts Studio will host exhibitions, a collage workshop, a downtown heritage tree walking tour and an open studio where participants paint to music.

All Culture Days activities are free. See below to find out what’s in store!

 

Feature Events

Collage Workshop with Artist Dorothy Doherty

Saturday Sept. 29, 1:00-3:00 pm
Michael Wright Art Gallery | 2253 Leigh Square

Unleash your creative side with a FREE collage workshop taught by Artist in Residence Dorothy Doherty. An accomplished Vancouver-area artist, Dorothy’s practice includes mixed media, painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking and ceramics. Join this exciting workshop exploring collage and the element of rhythm. Suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced artists and makers. Materials are provided.

The Secret Life of Trees Downtown Walking Tour

Sunday Sept. 30, 1:00-2:30 pm

PoCo Heritage Museum | 2248 McAllister Ave

Join PoCo Heritage for an eye-opening walking tour leading through Downtown Port Coquitlam and its gorgeous gardens and parks. Over the course of the tour you will get to explore much of the city’s natural history, including information and stories about PoCo’s many gardens and heritage trees. This tour is part of the current exhibit The Secret Life of Trees.

Watercolour to Music Inspired by Paul Klee – Open House

Sunday Sept. 30, 2:00-4:00 pm

4Cats Arts Studio Shaughnessy | 155-2627 Shaughnessty St. (studio is on McAllister side of the building)

Join 4Cats for an afternoon of water colouring to music inspired by Paul Klee’s love of both. No fee, everyone welcome.

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.” – Paul Klee

Culture Days Full Schedule:

Exhibitions, Workshops, Walking Tour

Friday, Sept. 28

  • 9:30am – 5:00pm: Field Notes & Paper Diaries | Dorothy Doherty | Michael Wright Art Gallery | 2253 Leigh Square Visit artist Dorothy Doherty’s exhibition Field Notes & Paper Diaries: Explorations in Paint and Paper, featuring works created as part of her three-month residency at Leigh Square focused on the accumulation of paper in our lives. Artworks on display take the form of paper on panel, small paper sculptures, as well as mixed media and painting.
  • 9:30am – 5:00pm: The Secret Life of Trees | PoCo Heritage Museum & Archives | 2248 McAllister Ave Visit the PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives to view the annual Carole Hubbard Memorial Natural History Exhibit The Secret Life of Trees. Created in collaboration with the PoCo Heritage Trees community group, this close-up and intimate exhibit explores the magnificent solitary giants that we live amongst and with. It includes an enchanting indoor forest, and fun and engaging activities including a woodland scanvenger hunt, leaf colouring, and a take-home tree seed planting activity.

Saturday, Sept. 29

  • 9:30am – 5:00pm: Field Notes & Paper Diaries | Dorothy Doherty | Michael Wright Art Gallery | 2253 Leigh Square Visit artist Dorothy Doherty’s exhibition Field Notes & Paper Diaries: Explorations in Paint and Paper, featuring works created as part of her three-month residency at Leigh Square focused on the accumulation of paper in our lives. Artworks on display take the form of paper on panel, small paper sculptures, as well as mixed media and painting.
  • 1:00-3:00pm: Collage Workshop with Artist Dorothy Doherty | Michael Wright Art Gallery | 2253 Leigh Square Unleash your creative side with a FREE collage workshop taught by Artist in Residence Dorothy Doherty. An accomplished Vancouver-area artist, Dorothy’s practice includes mixed media, painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking and ceramics. Join this exciting workshop exploring collage and the element of rhythm. Suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced artists and makers. Materials are provided.
  • 9:30am – 5:00pm: The Secret Life of Trees | PoCo Heritage Museum & Archives | 2248 McAllister Ave Visit the PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives to view the annual Carole Hubbard Memorial Natural History Exhibit The Secret Life of Trees. Created in collaboration with the PoCo Heritage Trees community group, this close-up and intimate exhibit explores the magnificent solitary giants that we live amongst and with. It includes an enchanting indoor forest, and fun and engaging activities including a woodland scanvenger hunt, leaf colouring, and a take-home tree seed planting activity.

Sunday, Sept. 30

  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: The Secret Life of Trees Downtown Walking Tour | PoCo Heritage Museum & Archives | 2248 McAllister Ave Join PoCo Heritage for an eye-opening walking tour leading through Downtown Port Coquitlam and its gorgeous gardens and parks. Over the course of the tour you will get to explore much of the city’s natural history, including information and stories about PoCo’s many gardens and heritage trees. This tour is part of the current exhibit The Secret Life of Trees.
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm: Watercolour to Music Inspired by Paul Klee – Open House | 4Cats Arts Studio Shaughnessy | 155-2627 Shaughnessy Street (studio is on McAllister side of the building) Join 4Cats Arts Studio Shaughnessy for an afternoon of water colouring to music inspired by Paul Klee’s love of both. No fee, everyone welcome.