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Art on the Street returns to downtown Guelph for 16th year

A festival for art lovers of all ages
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Co-organised by the DGBA and Guelph Arts Council, Art on the Street is a highly regarded exhibition and sale that has become a staple calendar event for art lovers of all ages.  

Come browse the original works of art and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts. With a juried selection of artists displaying works including just about every medium: textiles, pottery, photography, watercolours, oils, acrylic and more. The event takes place this year on Saturday, June 23. Please visit our FB event page for all the up to date details.

Art on the Street will showcase an array of original work and exciting projects from nearly 100 established and emerging fine artists and artisans. This event is a blast for all ages. Young children are invited to get creative in St George’s Square, which will be transformed into the Children’s Arts Festival.

As usual, it’s all about the kids making the art. Join the Children’s Art Factory, Guelph School of Art, Play with Clay, the Guelph Public Library and the Suzuki String School of Guelph as they fill the space with creative activities.

Returning for a second year, the Mini Makers Market will feature kids selling their wares from pint-sized market stalls. To sign your crafty kid up for this awesome Children's Art Factory initiative, please email melissa@thechildrensartfactory.com.

Each year the organizers choose a local artist to contribute a piece of their work and become the event’s ‘poster artist’. This year, oil and pastel painter and winner of Art on the Street’s People’s Choice Award, Jessica Masters has provided a painting that makes us long for hot summer days at the cottage.

One of the most beloved aspects of Art on the Street is our famous Art Angels. We are currently seeking these much-appreciated volunteers aged 16 and over to work 3 or 4 hour shifts at the event. As an Art Angel, you’ll help decorate Quebec Street, assist artists, direct attendees to washrooms, food vendors, children’s area etc., and hand out event programs and ballots. Not to mention you get to look at all the lovely art!

All volunteers will receive an I <3 Downtown Guelph t-shirt, and yummy snacks and refreshments. Fill out the online form to join the team.

- By the Downtown Guelph Business Association and Guelph Arts Council

 

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