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Art on the Street stays online for 2021

Applications will be accepted from artists within Guelph and Wellington County until March 25
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Art on the Street event. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday file photo

The 19th annual Art on the Street, Guelph’s flagship art sale and exhibition, will be hosted online by Guelph Arts Council and the Downtown Guelph Business Association from Saturday, June 19 to Saturday, July 3, 2021.

Like 2020’s popular online event, Art on the (Virtual) Street will showcase local talent and allow art lovers to browse select works and purchase their favourites online. The event may return to the street later in 2021, if public health guidelines for COVID-19 safety permit.

Guelph Arts Council will accept applications from artists within Guelph and Wellington County from Thursday, Feb. 11 until Thursday, March 25. Applications submitted by this deadline will be juried first for the virtual event and, if applicable, a second time for the in-person event.

There is no fee to take part in the virtual event and applicants must have the ability to accept online payment and offer delivery or curbside pick-up. Booth pricing details for the in-person event, if held, will be announced. Admission notifications will go out on or before Thursday, April 8. The detailed artist guidelines and application form will be posted at

When the application process opens, interested artists are invited to review the application guidelines and to contact Guelph Arts Council with inquiries at or 519-836-3280. Until further notice, our office at 42 Carden St. is closed and staff are working remotely. Phone messages will be returned within two business days.

Art on the Street 2021 will spotlight multi-disciplinary, diverse talent within the Guelph-Wellington arts community. GAC and the DGBA welcome applications from painters, potters, blacksmiths, jewellers, glass blowers, wood carvers, textile artists, photographers, and more.

We strive to be inclusive of BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, newcomer, youth, low-income, and Deaf artists, and artists with disabilities, and extend a special invitation to all to apply. If artists face barriers to applying or participating in Art on the Street, please let us know at or 519-836-3280.

Art on the (Virtual) Street sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact or 519-836-3280 for details and pricing.

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About Guelph Arts Council:

For 45 years, Guelph Arts Council has been dedicated to supporting, stimulating and promoting arts and culture in Guelph. GAC is funded in part by The Guelph Community Foundation and the City of Guelph. We also acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.