Guelph celebrates 192, after dark

GUELPH ON, April 18, 2019: With creative installations and live performances, Doors Open After Dark will transform the Civic Museum into an all-night party celebrating art, history, and culture Friday, April 26 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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.

Doors Open After Dark coincides with the Museum’s Fourth Friday event, featuring free museum admission starting at 5 pm, a concert by Annie Sumi at 7 pm, and the launch of After Dark activities at 9 p.m.

After Dark performances include Tribal Vision Dance, Guelph Pipe Band, Athena McQueen, and The Making Box. Also featured: an installation by VERSA Visuals, Community Golden Bus with Jenny Mitchell, storytelling and kitchen table discussions in the Konnón:kwe exhibition, live responsive painting by Gina Duque, and demonstrations by Guelph Tool and Seed Library and World Tree Chocolate.

Kirtida Kitchen and Sweet Temptations Cupcakery food trucks will be on site to keep visitors fed well into the night.

Doors Open After Dark is presented in partnership with Doors Open Guelph, presented by Guelph Arts Council, a day-long celebration of Guelph’s finest buildings, creative spaces, and artistically or architecturally relevant sites. For more information about Doors Open Guelph, visit

Doors Open After Dark is also the launch of the Museum’s Galt 240 initiative, funded in part by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Musagetes Fund, a grant from The Guelph Community Foundation.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street. For more information, visit


For more information, please contact:
Sarah Ball | Community Relations Coordinator | Guelph Museums
Public Services | City of Guelph
T 519-836-1221 x 3392
E [email protected]

Posted by Dawn Owen on April 18, 2019

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