Earth Day Celebration at the Galt
An upcycling fair! Milk lid animal magnets! Facts! This and more will be at the Galt Museum & Archives Museum Community Day Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 18 from 12:00–4:30 pm with activities and exhibits available at no charge.
“Our Museum Community Earth Day event provides a free opportunity for families to come celebrate Earth Day early,” explains Janae Redgrave, Community Program Coordinator for the Galt. “The official Earth Day is on April 22.”
According to Redgrave, “You can meet artists and artisans who create upcycled products, and participate in our hands-on recycling crafts: we will have stations for braided rug coasters, milk lid animal magnets, sewing jars, and wheatgrass pets.”
Families can also learn more about the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), and on how pioneer ancestors survived with what they had by reusing items in creative ways.
From repurposed and recycled furniture to jeweler made from broken china, bullet shells and scrabble tiles, books turned into journals to custom paints, local artisans who today create upcycled wares will be on hand at the upcycling fair:
Donna Cox & daughter, Kaitlyn Hubert, Jonathan & Orion Legg, LLoy Legg & Franziska Legg, Halli Liburn, Jeanette Kazakawich, Sue Nagy, Christine Pook, Oriana Rollo, Faye Scott, Linda Sprinkle, Elvie Stonechild, and The Shabby Dragonfly have all signed up.
“We’d like to encourage people to walk, bike, skip, skate, or use public transit to get to our event, says Redgrave, “and if you bring your own cup or mug, you will receive free drinks and popcorn!”
“Voices from the Engraver”, circulated by the Bank of Canada Museum in partnership with the Canadian History Museum, is in Lethbridge until May 18, and is open for exploration too. “Artistry & Precision”—the Galt’s current exhibition focusing on Skate Canada — is on until May 10 in the main level hallway. Also be sure to check out the “Not Just Apples and Oranges” exhibit on local corner and neighbourhood stores; it closes May 15.