Quebec Street in historic Downtown Guelph will see nearly 100 artists showcase their work at the 14th annual Art on the Street on Saturday, July 16 2016, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Established artists will line the street and emerging artists will fill the RBC lot. Take in the visual delights of paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, fabrics and metalwork. All artists are on site, allowing the visitor to engage and ask questions about their work.
New for 2016 : Art on the Street has partnered with Necessary Arts Company to bring visitors to the event a new affordable art experience. Over 50 artists have produced 100 pieces of art on 6” wooden panels. Each piece has been framed, and 10% of the $70 sale price will go towards an annual studio grant for a local artist. Find them displayed at the ebar until Friday July 15th, and then at Booth #84 at Art on the Street.
Travelling troubadours will roam Quebec Street bringing a festival atmosphere to the event. Enjoy sweet ukulele from young talent Corinne Hendriks, and Dixieland jazz from the The Wandering Bullwinkles. Performers will take their music to the streets and interact with visitors and artists along the way.
Bring the kids and get messy at the Children’s Arts Festival in St George’s Square. The Children’s Art Factory will cool the kids off with water activities, and allow children to entertain their families and friends on a stage with microphones and musical instruments. Also, the Play with Clay craft bus will be on site, as will the Guelph Public Library, and the Guelph School of Art. Displayed among the flowers in the square will be an exhibit of photographs taken by kids and young adults who have taken part in the Focus on Nature photography programs.
Grab a brown bag lunch from Miijidaa containing a chef’s feature sandwich, or buy a sweet or savoury crepe from Café Du Monde food truck and then relax on a sun lounger in the shade at the RBC parking lot. The City of Guelph Water Wagon will be on site so don’t forget your refillable bottles.
Art on the Street is a free event which welcomes art lovers of all ages, and is co-hosted by the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) and Guelph Arts Council (GAC). More information, including artist websites, can be found at guelpharts.ca.