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Family Sundays Sculpture Parade & Performance with SHAK SHAK

July 17

Sunday, July 17

Art activities and workshops from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Performance at 2 pm with SHAK SHAK

Special Family Sunday Kids Menu and Grab and Go options available from the outdoor kiosk at Cabin.

FREE admission on Family Sundays

Parking fees are still in effect on Family Sundays


Inspired by the whimsical art of Gathie Falk, join us for a day of discovery and anything-goes creativity. Try your hand at papier-mâché and create a sculpture as wild as your imagination to join in a playful art parade through the McMichael’s gardens. Then enjoy a live music performance, and finish you visit with an outdoor tea party!

11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Drop-in Papier-Maché Workshop: The World of Colours and Textures
Location: Pine Cottage

Developed and led by artist and educator Olivia Wallace, this hands-on workshop will show you how to make a sculpture in papier-mâché from start to finish. Inspired by the fantastical hanging cabbage sculptures and piles of shiny apples in the exhibition Gathie Falk: Revelations the only limits are your imagination! Everyone is invited to join in in the Sculpture Parade at 1:45, so be sure to come early so that your creation dries in time for the festivities! All materials provided.

11 am to 12 pm
Outdoor Art at the McMichael, Public Tour
Location: Outdoors, starting in the Grand Hall

On this outdoor tour, enjoy a walk through the grounds and lean about the rich biodiversity of the Humber River Valley and the McMichael’s many outdoor artworks. The tour starts at the historic Tom Thomson shack to see a new site-specific installation by Jen Aitken and continues with stops at other outdoor highlights and includes a discussion of the Gallery’s long engagement with outdoor art and relationship to the landscape.

12, 1 & 3:30 pm
Looking at Sculpture, Storytelling Family Tour
Location: Outdoors, starting in the Grand Hall

This fun and informal 30-to-45-minute tour is designed for our youngest visitors and will focus on a selection of sculptures on the gallery’s grounds and will include a special stop to see Jen Aitken’s site-specific installation in the Tom Thomson Shack (it glitters!). The interactive tour and hands-on activities will examine the visual language of sculpture and reveal hidden meanings and stories.

12:30 to 1:30 pm
Spotlight on The Group of Seven, Public Tour
Location: Starting in the Grand Hall

Paintings by the Group of Seven forms the foundational collection of the McMichael. Learn about the members of the Group, their art, and their many adventures in the Canadian landscape during this spotlight tour.

1:45 pm to 2 pm
Sculpture Parade
Location: Starting at the Pine Cottage and ending in Gallery 8

Led by musical collective SHAK SHAK, this colourful procession will get everyone moving – sculptures included! Come early to ensure that your sculpture is ready to boogie or grab one of our ready-made props and join the fun.

2 to 3 pm
Calypso Music Performance by SHAK SHAK
Location: Gallery 8


Shak Shak band picture

SHAK SHAK is a Calypso collective of musicians that recreates the signature music of Trinidad and the Eastern Caribbean. Led by Barbadian-born singer and songwriter Roger Gibbs and multi-talented musician and ethnomusicologist Chris Wilson, SHAK SHAK features virtuoso pannist ‘Panman Pat’ McNeilly, plus a crew of players who give you a genuine taste of the seductive rhythms and melodies that made Calypso a worldwide craze. 


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