The sun is out, the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and Cumberland residents are getting ready to open their doors and gates to welcome friends and visitors! The Cumberland Home, Garden and Culture Crawl is this Saturday, June 25th from 9 am till 5 pm in the remarkable Village of Cumberland.

Whether you want to plot a revolution, or check out a garden plot, come and be part of the unfolding story that is Cumberland! Explore the homes, studios, urban farms, lush gardens and beautiful sanctuaries of our community. Art, music, films, lectures, book readings, games, secrets, stories and myriad opportunities to learn await you.

With 29 stops to choose from, the 2022 Crawl is overflowing with innovation, creativity and community. This is a great opportunity to pick up some gardening tips, learn about Cumberland’s heritage, check out some unique renovations and explore the social spaces and sanctuaries of the Village.

In addition to guest artist throughout the crawl, special scheduled activities offered throughout the day are a great time to take a little break, kick back with a cold beverage and drink in some culture!

FILM SCREENINGS

@ Cumberland Physio and Yoga – The Old Frelone’s Building

11:00 – Save Space Nugget (40 min) – the mighty backstory of the CCFS
12:00 – Small Town City Blues (22 min) – a short doc about gentrification in Cumberland
13:00 – Fox Chaser (45 min) – young Cree trapper’s way of life in northern Alberta wilderness.
14:00 – Save Space Nugget (40 min)
15:00 – Small Town City Blues (22 min)
16:00 – Goodwin’s Way (55 min) – Ginger Goodwin and the radical evolution of Cumberland

LIVE READINGS AND MULTI MEDIA 

@3312 1ST Street (the Mustard House)
Author Kim Bannerman offers 15 minute live readings from her book Bucket of Blood every hour on the hour from 10 am till 4 pm in this sweet heritage home. Beautiful video footage of the Cumberland Forest with music will be projected in the living room for the duration of the event

GUEST ARTIST LECTURE 1PM: LIFE LESSONS FROM ART

@ 2688 Penrith / Weird Church Cumberland
Whether we love to create it or take it in, or hopefully a little of both, being involved in art enhances our lives in innumerable ways. It is through art that we can learn to trust our own reactions, see beyond labels, relinquish control (occasionally!), and give experiences the time they deserve. This interactive, illustrated lecture will help you to see art in a new light and hopefully give you more confidence to practice it yourself, even if you consider
yourself “not artistic”. Jonathan Cooper worked as an educator at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia, for more than 30 years, including as head of education programs. His website is doctordada.com.

MUSIC, GAMES, ART, CRAFTS, FLOWERS, PHOTOGRAPHY

Woven throughout the tour! Check the program for details or enjoy the surprises!
$25 Tickets are on sale HERE or at Art Knapp Courtenay or Jipsi Tree in Cumberland.
Tickets can be exchanged for wristbands and passports on Friday June 24th from 3-6 pm at Village Square (3rd and Dunsmuir) or Saturday after 8:15. Make time to plan ahead and chart your route!