John Lindsay and Vicki Gilhula, members of the Sudbury Arts Council board, with Mayor Marianne Matichuk, photographer Ray Thoms and musician Joanne Landry celebrate Arts Month in Sudbury.
Mayor Marianne Matichuk has proclaimed September Arts Month in the City of Greater Sudbury.
“September highlights the beginning of an active arts season including Culture Day celebrations, bringing excitement, energy and creative spirit to our community,” the
mayor said Thursday to a members of the Sudbury Arts Council at the monthly Arts After Five networking event at SRO.
The Arts Month proclamation read by Matichuk urges all citizens of the city to take time during September and the coming year to experience creativity and artistic expression in all its forms and “to support the Sudbury Arts Council’s mandate to connect, communicate and celebrate the arts.”
The arts community contributes more than $2.5 million annually to the local community.
September is a particularly busy month on the arts calendar: Jazz Festival Sudbury, Cinefest, Le Froche concert at Bell Park, Culture Days (Sept. 27, 28 and 29), and the beginning of the Sudbury Theatre Centre and the Sudbury Symphony new seasons.
Vicki Gilhula, president of the Sudbury Arts Council, thanked the City of Greater Sudbury for its financial support that will enable the council to hire administrative staff.
The Sudbury Arts Council publishes a monthly events calendar, co-ordinates the ArtSpace at the South End Library, hosts monthly Arts After Five events, and plans
special events such as Wordstock Sudbury, a literary festival.