There’s a tendency to stereotype this stuff called Arts and Culture - isn’t there?


You know what we mean. Like sitting through a symphony; meandering through a museum; nodding knowingly at pieces hanging on a gallery wall,; taking in a show at the theatre or, dutifully discussing the characters in Tolstoy’s War and Peace!


Sophisticated stuff that’s for “sophisticated folks.” Right?


Sure. But not really!


There’s more - a lot more - to Arts and Culture than those stereotypes?




For example, Culture is….


- The aroma of 100 different spices that creates the foods of our many       homelands.
- The stories of settlers, ranchers, and farmers handed down through     generations.
- The dramatic or subtle colours of national costumes.
- The promotion of gender and racial equality.
- The swirls and sounds of sensuous dance.
- The salute to the statues and buildings that celebrate our heritage.
- The art of the weaving and bobbing of nature's bounty.
- The kids chalk art on the sidewalk that makes us smile.
- The loving rekindling of a forgotten artisan skill.
- The busker at the local farmers market (and the market).
- The carving or sculpting of statements of beauty with chainsaws or     chisels.
- The street art that transforms old and dull into new and vibrant.
- The embracing of our cultural diversity.
- The taking or painting of pictures that are worth a thousand words.
….and yes, even the slap on the ice of a hockey stick - and so much more.


You get the idea!


Arts & Culture is a living breathing everyday, everywhere, everyman (every person?) thing. And that’s why we're here. We’re the Arts & Culture Council of Strathcona County (ACCSC) and here’s who we are and what we do


Do You Have an Event, Announcements, News or Other Information You Would like to Share with Our County’s Cultural Community?


Send what you’d like to share to info@accsc.ca and we’ll do our best to include it in our newsletter or add it to the  to the events/programs page! 


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