Culture Days

Take part in Canada's largest public participation campaign for the arts! Celebrate arts, culture, and heritage in your community through free interactive events. This year's celebrations are extended from September 25 to October 25, 2020.

City of Maple Ridge

Fall Happenings

Drive-in Movies - Saturdays, September 26, October 3, 10, 17
All details here.

Celebrate the Night - Sunday, October 25
All details here.

Artist in Residence

The Artist in Residence Program is support by the Public Art Steering Committee and Parks, Recreation & Culture

The Little Library of What?

The "Little Library of What?" is a community project by artist Natalie Leduc where all citizens (no matter their age or ability) have the opportunity to write a book and share it with the community for FREE! Everyone is welcome to participate.

The books that are submitted will have a copy placed in a "little library" located at the Fern Crescent Artist Residence location and a second copy will be included in a mobile library that will travel to schools, retirement homes, community events and the Maple Ridge Library. Want to participate in a different way? No problem! You can write, illustrate, edit and/or bind books. If you do decide to write, there is plenty of flexibility in terms of style, format, content, language and pace.

The "Little Library of What?" project will begin during Culture Days September 25 - October 25 and be completed by December 2020.

For more information, please watch this video

Pumpkinotron 340

The Pumpkinotron 340 is a community art project by Natali Leduc. The goal is to create a giant display of carved and illuminated pumpkins as part of this year's Celebrate the Night (October 25) and Culture Days (September 25 - October 25), both of which will be celebrated in new ways due to the current pandemic.

At the beginning of the summer, Natali invited members of the community of all ages to grow pumpkins in their yard. This fall, residents are invited to carve the pumpkins grown in the community with power tools to be part of this giant display. Safe handling of tools will be taught.

It is free but you do need to register by writing to this email before October 10 as space is limited. This project will be done remotely and instructions will be given via video. The completed installation will be available for viewing on the lawn of the Residence at 23740 Fern Crescent for up to one week starting October 25.

You can follow both projects and others on Facebook 
Contact Natali Leduc if you have further questions.

Using Natural Materials to Create Art Outside

This is a collaboration project between Aaron S. Morgan and Taryn Hubbard. Colourful leaves, grass clippings, sticks, rocks, wild flowers—these easy-to-find natural materials form the basis of fun and waste-free outdoor artworks that will decompose again into the environment once finished.

 Participants will follow along at home using materials found in their backyards or in public spaces based on their texture, colour and shape. The lesson by Aaron Moran and Taryn Hubbard, Artists in Residence, will include points about composition, location and documentation.

This project is perfect for families, kids, seniors and adults of all ages and will guide participants to create a unique artwork of their own from start to finish.

The video will be available on Maple Ridge AiR channel on Youtube and follow this project and others on Facebook 

Visit Aaron's website and Taryn website for further details.

ACT Arts Centre

Weaving Cultural Identities: Threads Through Time

The ACT Arts Centre is delighted to host the Vancouver Biennale’s touring exhibition - Weaving Cultural Identities: Threads Through Time.

Get all the details here.

Garibaldi Art Club Exhibition

The Arts Centre is delighted to host a biennial exhibition of our local painters group, the Garibaldi Art Club.

Get all the details here.

Maple Ridge Museum

History Hunters

Ready to see Maple Ridge in a new light? This year we’re celebrating Culture Days for a whole month with a city wide scavenger hunt all about our local history! Follow the clues and solve the questions to discover our city’s history and see for yourself what Maple Ridge looked like in the past with the help of our online historical photos. Enjoy a day out on the town and support our local businesses who we’ve teamed up with to create this event!

How does it work? Clues and instructions will be posted here on September 25th at 9:00AM, and you will have until October 25th at midnight to submit your completed scavenger hunt to be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 3 prizes including goods from local favourites.

Maple Ridge Library

Reading List

Check out the fun and wide ranging book lists curated by the Maple Ridge Library for kids and adults.
Kids Culture Days list
Adults Culture Days list