Guelph Arts Council champions and grows opportunities for Guelph’s creative community through communications, resources for learning, and cultural programs and partnerships. Our public programs create opportunities for Guelph’s artists, residents, and visitors to learn, create, engage, and be inspired.
|Click here for guidelines and artist application. |
Art on the Street is co-presented with Downtown Guelph Business Association and features contemporary fine art and craft. The juried event has grown since 2003 to become Guelph's largest outdoor exhibition and sale. Art on the Street spotlights talent within the regional arts community and offers a fresh-air art experience for Guelph’s residents and visitors. Each year, approximately 100 established and emerging artists showcase their works to several thousand visitors in temporary, open-air studios. Art on the Street is a free event which welcomes art lovers of all ages.
Artist Pictured: Eric Allen-Montgomery
|Culture Days is an annual three-day national celebration in which hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural organizations in hundreds of cities and towns come together and invite Canadians to participate in free, interactive and “behind the scenes” activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion. In 2016, Guelph’s Culture Days made the list of Top 10 Cities & Towns for its population size. In 2017, Culture Days takes place September 29, 30 and October 1. |
For more information on how to get involved visit: http://on.culturedays.ca/en
Photo Credits: Melissa Gobeil
|Doors Open Guelph is a day-long celebration of Guelph's finest buildings, creative spaces, and artistically or architecturally relevant sites. Presented annually by GAC since 2002, the program showcases and celebrates Guelph’s hidden gems, as well as our great resources, businesses, and creative spaces. Doors Open Guelph has the distinction of being the annual kick-off event for Doors Open Ontario.|
No registration is required and it's free!
Photo Credits: Vanessa Tignanelli
|Downloadable booklets are also available.|
Tours and booklets are $5 each. Booklets are also available at Guelph Arts Council and The Bookshelf.
For 2017 dates, times, and tour descriptions, please view our PDF brochure.
Tickets can be purchased from the Tour Guide, or in advance through GAC’s Events Calendar.
View upcoming calls and themes here https://www.guelpharts.ca/calls-to-artists#WOA
Artist Credits from closest to furthest.
|Guelph Arts Council offers workshops on a variety of topics, and networking opportunities for Guelph’s creative community. 2016 workshops included Help! “My Art is Awesome but my Application is Not” Day, Be Well Be Inspired, and Marketing for the Creative Economy. Be sure to subscribe to our e-news list and social media channels so you'll hear about what's happening right away.|
Photo Credits: Melissa Gobeil
Adriatica, the 20th annual tour, is scheduled for April 5 to 18, 2018 and will be focussing on three countries that converge on the northern shores of the Adriatic Sea: Croatia with its beautiful Dalmatian coast and Plitvice Lakes National Park; Slovenia, featuring superb Alpine scenery; and the most easterly portion of Italy, including the historic seaport of Trieste, the off-the-beaten-path province of Friuli, and the ruins of the metropolis of Aquileia, the terminus of Antiquity’s legendary Amber Road. The 2018 tour will once again combine wonderful scenery with plenty of history and culture, including several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, plus excellent hotels and fine food and wines. And last, but not least, our leader will be the indomitable Jacques Pauwels, who will open our eyes and bring to life the sometimes tragic but rich and exciting history of this less-well-known part of Europe.