Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's Your City Mississauga

It's Your City Mississauga
Take 2: Culture Days
October 1, 2011

Yesterday I experienced a community full of creative and artful people in the City of Mississauga. I participated in Take 2: Cultural Days in Celebration Square. We go there at 9:30 am to set up the It’s Your City Project. It was windy and cold. But the Culture Division employees from the city were out with coats and mitts! We set out project up just outside of the library near the main stage. As people came and went, we simply asked them to participate and almost everyone did when we asked!

It was amazing to see young children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly engage in throwing, squirting, and even pour paint despite the cold and the wind.

As the clouds spread to let the sun shine, the cityscape started to come together. First was the Celebration Square, then Streetsville, and then cake?!? The library was celebrating a birthday so we got to eat cake J

By 3:00 the cityscape was done and people were invited to come and see the landscape they had created, interact, and even touch the textured canvases. This was such an amazing experience and It’s Your City Mississauga demonstrates the passion, the beauty, and the diversity of the community.

A BIG thank you to the City of Mississauga Cultural Division for inviting me to come and do my project during Culture Days. An Even BIGGER thank you for the people of Mississauga for participating!

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