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Discover new artists, participate in creativity during Richmond Hill Culture Days

Enjoy free activities, exhibitions from Sept. 22 to Oct. 15
Sept. 18, 2023
Melissa Wallace

Explore the talent of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers at Richmond Hill Culture Days from Sept. 22 to Oct. 15.

Celebrated in hundreds of cities and towns across Canada, Culture Days provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to experience culture and support artists.

The full event schedule, including studio and exhibit locations, can be viewed at

The events kick off with the 2023 Art Walk and Studio Tour, on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (RHCPA). Indoor and outdoor exhibits at the centre will showcase numerous art disciplines and mediums. Six home art studios across Richmond Hill will also feature more than 50 artists and artisans.

The Boynton House, at 1300 Elgin Mills Rd. E. in Richmond Hill, will also host various art exhibitions: the Sweet Art Group of Artists from Sept. 12 to 24; James Kane Photography, Sept. 25 to 29; and Artist’s Co-Op Richmond Hill, Oct. 2-Dec. 31.

Have you toured the city’s “Museum of the Streets”? Visit at 19 Church St. N., Richmond Hill, during Culture Days to pick up your free “Museum of the Streets Map” to enjoy a free, self-guided tour of some of the city’s interesting heritage sites. Green and tan signs will guide you through Old Richmond Hill.

While at the Heritage Centre, be sure to leave time to visit new galleries and exhibits displaying the city’s heritage and history. The centre is open on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can also be inspired by the RH150 community art projects at your leisure in celebration of Richmond Hill’s 150th anniversary. The 13 murals include a large piece at the Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park, as well as bell boxes and city park storage bunkers across all six wards.

The David Dunlap Observatory, the city's national historic site located at 123 Hillsview Dr., Richmond Hill, is also open for self-guided tours of the administration building and the Observatory Dome from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.

On Oct. 15, head to the Richmond Hill Public Library (Central branch), 1 Atkinson St., for a full day of hands-on activities, including Bollywood 101, Taiwanese paper weaving art, basket weaving, choral singing or Balfolk (French folk dance), to name a few.

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