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Six outdoor art shows in a 45-minute radius of Guelph

You don’t have to go far to see some great art while enjoying yourself outside. Artists, mark your calendars with the application deadlines too.
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Art on the Street Plein Air - Copyright Ivano Stocco - approved for noncommercial use by Art on the Street organizers to promote event
Photo courtesy of artist Ivano Stocco. This is his painting of Art on the Street.
You don’t have to go far to see some great art while enjoying yourself outside. Artists, mark your calendars with the application deadlines too. Here's a quick look at a few of this season's nearby outdoor art shows, to help you populate your spring and summer calendar with great art experiences under the open skies:

Art on the Street (Guelph)

About: Annual juried exhibition of high-calibre fine art and craft which takes over Quebec St in Guelph with close to 100 talented exhibitors. See it: June 23, 2018 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Be in it: Apply by Mar. 9, 2018

Guelph Potters Market (Guelph)

About: This two-day show and sale in Royal City Park features the work of over 50 potters from across Ontario. See it: May 26 and 27, 2018 Be in it: Mark your calendars for next year. The deadline for this year’s show was Dec. 31, 2017

Elora En Plein Air (Elora)

About: Four-day open competition and arts festival, culminating in a show and sale. See it: May 17 to 20, 2018 Be in it: Apply before May 10 (early bird), or after May 10 while space available (fees increase)

Black Sheep Festival (Elora)

About: Formerly Art in the Yard, the festival has now shifted to a textile focus and has been renamed the Black Sheep Festival. See it: Saturday July 7, 2018, 10AM – 6PM Be in it: Apply by Mar. 1, 2018 https://blacksheepfestival.ca/pages/apply

Final Fridays Art Market (Waterloo)

About: The market takes place in Waterloo Public Square as part of the City of Waterloo’s Final Fridays event programing. See it: on the last Friday evening of each month from May to September 2018. Be in it: Apply this Spring 2018, details TBA. Join the Artist and Maker Roster to receive notifications.

Art in the Park (Milton)

About: One-day outdoor/indoor juried, art show and sale featuring high caliber, original, art work by local and regional artists in the Park’s unique facilities and settings. See it: Aug. 12, 2018 from 10 am– 5 p.m.,  Be in it:  Apply by May 25, 2018

by Katie Wilde/Guelph Arts Council

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