STORIES

Showcasing the individuals, collectives, and organizations that shape art in our Forest City

ART in PUBLIC SPACES

The London Arts Council coordinates the creation of temporary, permanent, performance-based, and mixed media public artworks across the Forest City.

ART and HEALTH

Our local health sector partnerships offer everyone access to the arts and help enrich the lives of Londoners through artistic expression.

ART by STUDENTS

Our education programs bring together artists, students, and teachers and offer London's youth the opportunity to create and showcase different art forms. These videos showcase some of the projects that have been created by students:

CULTURE DAYS

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts&culture in Canada, anyone can sign up to present a Culture Days actvity by following www.culturedays.ca 

Since Culture Days inception in 2009, the London Arts Council has experimented with various types of  programming throughout the city. Our last year of active programming took place in 2018.

 

2018 

From September 28-30, London Arts Council celebrated our 9th year of participation in Canada's national celebration of arts & culture by bringing engaging, creative, and participatory art activities to four corners of the Forest City — from Museum London to Old East Village, from Masonville Place to White Oaks Mall — and venues between.

Some of the events:

  • multi-disciplinary, large-scale calligraphy performances at Museum London's new Centre at the Forks

  • a 3D thread-drawing installation and family-friendly art activities at London Public Library

  • a weekend of Indigenous art, student art, workshops, hip hop, DJing, live music, and dance battles curated by Ill at Will crew at B13 (The Baker's Dozen)

  • mosaic-making workshops, live metalwork, a graffiti free-wall, and innovative bike tread art in Old East Village

  • collaborative sculpture-building and poetry activities at South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre

  • interactive modern dance displays, performances by London Arts Live artists, community murals, and a pop-up artist studio at Masonville Place and White Oaks Mall

2017

CULTURE DAYS on DUNDAS STREET (September 29th & 30th)

London Arts Council celebrated our 8th year of participation in Canada's national celebration of arts & culture by bringing the breadth of London creativity to a single, jam-packed site: Dundas Street.

 

This carefully curated, one-of-a-kind spectacle was designed for Londoners and visitors alike. It featured:

  • large-scale video projections on Dundas Street buildings,

  • a 360° main stage for music performances,

  • a 90-foot long community mural,

  • multimedia and multicultural dance creations,

  • curation by and collaborations with LAC's Artist in Residence Erik Mandawe and Poet Laureate,

  • a human post office circulating mail art created by youth through LAC's Culture City program,

  • and a storefront takeover showcasing 15 art installations (photography, sculpture, painting, and projection) created by professional London artists.

ARTIST FEATURES

Our Artist Features and 30-Second Art Class video series give individual artists a chance to share their recent art, what they’re working on next, and their personalities and unique skills.

For more information on our Stories,

please contact us at info@londonarts.ca

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