There are two excellent ways to plan your Milton Culture Days experience. You can visit culturedays.ca and search events in Milton (There’s over 100!). You can narrow the search by location, date, and type of activity. You can even create a Bright Spots Schedule!
Another way to pick and choose your activities at Milton Culture Days is to visit the Arts Milton website and check out our 2018 Activity Sheets. Broken down by date and time, these sheets also tell you the type of activity, and where you can find it during the Culture Days weekend! Feel free to print, and circle favourites the old fashioned way 😉
Of course, you can also join us at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton on September 29 and 30 and just see where the wind takes you!
Arts Milton thanks Milton Optometry and McCuaig Insurance for their financial sponsorship of Milton Culture Days. This kind of gift allows us to enhance the event in important ways. Examples of this might include an increased marketing budget, more supplies for workshops, and the ability to add more technical support.
We are grateful for donations from both Home Hardware and The Home Depot this year. Milton’s Home Hardware Building Centre has donated all of the supplies for our 2018 Stage Backdrop. This allows Arts Milton to work with a local artist to create the showpiece of the event. The Home Depot is donating materials for our Annual Arts Milton Community Project – as they have generously done in past years. The Community Project is an important element of Milton Culture Days – often resulting in a mural style project which is hung on the walls of the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton.
Both the Real Canadian Superstore and Paramount Fine Foods Milton will contribute food, beverages and appetizers to our Opening Reception Party and in our Activity Organizer Refreshment Room.
The Milton Villager Magazine faithfully covers the Culture Days event each year, in addition to sending professional photographers to capture all the interactive fun!
Arts Milton is excited to partner with MyFM this year for a series of radio spots and interviews about Culture Days.
Since it’s inception only a couple of year’s ago, Milton’s new radio station has gathered a dedicated base of listeners, and a great deal of support from the business community. In addition to an appealing range of music, MyFM manages a popular social media presence, and has become a go to source for community news!
For the past few years, the Fine Arts Society of Milton’s Annual Studio Tour has been on the same weekend as Milton Culture Days. Luckily for us, that hasn’t precluded the group from participating in our event!
For the third year in a row, FASM artists will put together a miniature exhibition for Milton Culture Days. This year, each artist will ask the viewer a question – encouraging engagement with each two-dimensional piece.
The Milton Culture Days Opening Party takes place on Friday, September 28 this year, and Arts Milton is thrilled to offer guests at the party a taste of Chudleigh’s new cider! Join us at 7 pm in the MinMaxx Hall at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton.
At Chudleigh’s we know that great ciders start with great apples. That’s why we’re proud to use only the best Chudleigh-grade apples to create our all-natural orchard cider. Unfiltered with a naturally cloudy appearance, our hard cider is crisp and refreshingly easy to drink.
The sparkling balance of sweet and tart of Chudleigh’s Orchard Cider pairs well with pork dishes, particularly barbeque and/or spicy recipes.
Hartmann’s Community Centre is an organization who’s focus is on art workshops, preserving heritage and language. At Milton Culture Days 2018, Hartmann’s, led by Maria Reis and team, will host a series of activities for attendees which focus on blindness and visual impairment.
“Hartmann’s Community Centre will challenge you to draw while blindfolded, taste while blindfolded and “try your hand” at braille reading in order to develop an understanding of what it is like to be blind.”
Find it in the Escarpment Hall
Sept 29, 2PM-4PM
Each year for Culture Days, Arts Milton designs activity sheets listing all of the weekend’s workshops, classes and performances. Attendees are given an activity sheet when they arrive, making it easy for them to choose an activity happening right then and there!
We thank Staples Milton for generously printing our activity sheets for the second year in a row. These double sided colour copies will be printed at the local Staples Copy Centre – a great resource for advertisements, work projects and personal gifts and invitations.
The Milton Players are longstanding participants in the fun that is Milton Culture Days. There switching things up this year in an effort to show attendees…
“Are you a theatre lover? Have you ever been interested in the backstage magic needed to produce a play? The Milton Players Theatre Group will be running breakout sessions where you can learn more about Costume Design, Lighting and Sound, Set Design and Decor, Stage Management, Props, and Producing!”
Find it in the Tim Horton’s Studio
Sept 29, 12PM – 2 PM
With the main branch of the Milton Public Library in the same building as our Milton Culture Days hub (the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton), it only makes sense to program both locations! This year there will be at least four activities at MPL, spanning various genres – including music, poetry, technology and literature. Visit culturedays.ca to add these free activities to your Bright Spots scheduler!
Beat Box Poetry
Explore poetry using rhythm and rhyme in this interactive workshop. Match words with beats to create original (and musical) poems. Ideal for ages 8-12.
Sept 29, 2PM – 4PM
Play “Rock, Play “Memory” with Sanbot, Play “Battle Cup Game” with EZ-Robot Battle Flipper.
Sept 30, 2PM – 4PM
To launch it’s 50th anniversary season, the Milton Choristers proudly participate in Culture Days 2018 with an energetic and engaging segment that will be fun for all ages! Singing is an art form most people take part in, even if it is in private (the car, the shower!). Come hear this accomplished local choir, learn a bit more about choral music, and join with them in some elements that are sure to amuse you.
Sept 29, 10AM – 11AM
Do you have a story inside you just waiting to get out? Have you been meaning to write your memoirs? Have you always wanted to get better acquainted with great works of literature? Indulge your love of letters with an entertaining series of games and activities.
Sept 29, 11:15AM – 1:15PM
Arts Milton is featuring two young singers this year at Milton Culture Days. Both 15 years of age, Sarah Mills and Ellie Ellsworth will take the Escarpment Hall side stage at different times throughout the weekend.
Sarah Campbell Mills is a 15 year old singer-songwriter from Burlington, Ontario. She performs all over the GTA and just finished playing the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington with her band Outbreak. She has been described as a young Nora Jones because of her smooth tone and laid back style. A big country fan, you will be able to hear a bit of R & B in her sound as well.
Sarah Plays Sept 29, 12PM -2 PM
Ellie Ellsworth is a 15 year old singer, musician, actor and dancer from Milton, Ontario. She began performing at Hawthorne Cafe open mics, in school musicals, show choir and performing as a member of the pop-rock group Girl Pow-R. This year, Ellie will be performing as a solo artist at various events in Southern Ontario.
Ellie plays Sept 30, 2PM – 4PM