Launching the Doors Open Guelph weekend, Doors Open After Dark will celebrate Guelph’s 192nd birthday and John Galt’s 240th with history and art activations that position our settler heritage within a present-day dialogue with Indigenous peoples.
This free event is aimed at creating opportunities to connect, explore and engage the community with history in unique ways.
9 PM – Welcome remarks and Light the Museum
9 PM – Tribal Vision Dance, a First Nations dance group based on the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve in Ontario.
9:30 PM – Guelph Pipe Band
9:30 PM to 12 AM – Main Stage (Programming Room)
Anne Sutherland Poetry Reading by Valerie Senyk
Hostess, MC with Guelph’s resident queen, Athena McQueen (Karaoke 12:15 PM to 1 AM)
Ukulele Performance and Learn to Play with Cynthia Kinnunen
9 PM to 1 AM
10 Minute Escapes, with Fantescapes Escape Rooms, Third Floor
10 Minute Vault Tours, behind the scenes of Guelph Civic Museum
Community Stories on the Golden Bus – Step onboard the golden bus and discover the stories of Guelph’s neighbourhoods. Hosted by Jenny Mitchell, Parking Lot.
Face Painting with Tania Crook of Makin’ Faces, Families Gallery.
Konnón:kwe, dive deep into the exhibit with co-curator Brittany Luby, First Floor Gallery 1.
Beading Demonstrations with Indianized curator Naomi Smith, Third Floor.
Live Responsive Painting with Gina Duque.
Visual Projection Mapping, VERSA (Monika Hauck and Alex Ricci), Front Entry Glass Box.
Food & Drink
World Tree Chocolate with Nicole Hewat.
What’s a party without some sweets! Sweet Temptations Cupcakery specializes in cupcakes for everyone baked in a diversity of unique flavours.