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Doors Open After Dark

April 26, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - April 27, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Doors Open After Dark in yellow text on a black background. The E in the word after mimics an open door graphic. To the right of the text is four images from participants. The top grid photo is of the aide of a stone building with a video projection of a human eye. The bottom right photo is a close up photo of a woman painting a boat on someone's arm. The bottom right grid photo is a group of three people standing huddled together and laughing.

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.

What’s On

Before Doors Open After Dark officially kicks off, warm up with a Fourth Friday concert by Annie Sumi. Performances at 7 and 8 p.m.

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)

The Making Box

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.

Guelph Seed Library and Guelph Tool Library with Stephanie Clarke, Meeting Room.

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

Tasty traditional Indian Cuisine from Kirtida Kitchen

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.

Cash bar.

Add Guelph Museums on Facebook and Twitter for event updates and don’t forget to tag your best pics from the night with #DoorsOpenAfterDark #GuelphMuseums #Guelph192 #Galt240 


April 26, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
April 27, 2019 @ 1:00 am
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Guelph Museums


Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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