This year’s Culture Days featuring new showcasing program Artists in Biz

The City of Barrie’s Culture Days will go ahead this year, and while it will look different than before, City Hall is hoping local businesses and artists will get on board.

Culture Days will extend beyond the traditional weekend of events, instead becoming a 4-week affair with a schedule of inclusive and interactive activities. It will run from September 25 to October 25.

As part of the event, City Hall is welcoming applications for a program called Artists in Biz, which would see businesses feature an artist’s work. Businesses showcasing these works will be listed throughout Culture Days programming. It is hoped this will not only help an artist gain more exposure but perhaps see the business draw in new visitors.

Participants in the Artists in Biz program will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists and businesses are invited to apply online by September 21 to be considered.

Visit the city’s website for more information on upcoming Culture Days events.