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10 Artsy Ways To Celebrate Canada 150

Whether you're a longtime supporter of the arts or just looking to do something different, it's easy to get creative with your Canada 150 celebration.

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1. ART EXPRESS'D — Summer 2017

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Courtesy of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, this mobile museum is stopping in 15 cities and features shipping containers full of cool Canadian art. If this isn't the best art you've seen in a shipping container, we don't know what to tell you.

2. Canada On Screen — Until the end of 2017

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Canada On Screen features 150 moving-image works including feature films, documentaries, television shows, and music videos created by our fellow Canadians. You won't want to miss this.

3. Canada Mosaic — Until the end of 2017

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Celebrate Canada's grand musical past and present with everything from classical to "Sesquies" commissioned for Canada 150. These new works are from contemporary composers and artists from all over the country and are bound to get your toes tapping.

4. Edges of Canada — Summer 2017

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Move over, classics — there are some new tunes travelling to 11 different cities! The National Youth Orchestra is performing new works by Canadian composers your ears will be happy to hear.

5. Timeraiser 150 — April 27–September 28, 2017

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Bid with your time, win some wonderful art from Canadian artists, and pay with your volunteer work. Adding to your art collection has never been so affordable or rewarding.

6. LandMarks2017 — June 10–25, 2017

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This contemporary art project is a celebration of nature put on by artists of all experience levels from around the country. Even the great outdoors have never looked so good.

7. National Canadian Film Day 150 — Streaming online

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Though National Canadian Film Day 150 happened on April 19th, there's still plenty of incredible Canadian cinema available to view online.

8. SESQUI — From now until mid-August 2017

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Celebrate 150 years with 360 degrees of innovative cinema that allows viewers to immerse themselves in remarkable, creative expressions of Canada. These breathtaking works can be enjoyed in a domed theatre at one of the scheduled events or through the MERIDIAN VR app at your leisure.

9. Lost Stories — July 19–September 7, 2017

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Explore interesting and obscure Canadian stories with Canadian filmmakers, who endeavour to shine a light on compelling histories that could very well have been lost to time had it not been for their dedicated work.

10. The Dream Catchers — June 21–August 19, 2017

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After holding a series of workshops for young people across the country, the Dream Catchers have mounted a multidisciplinary spectacle of a musical that aims to bring the dreams of a generation to life in creative, exciting ways.

With so many artful options, you'll have to get creative with your schedule to fit them all in. Luckily, Canada 150 is a yearlong celebration.