6 Outdoor Art Shows in a 45 Minute Radius of Guelph

by Katie Wilde

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 March 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 December 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 March 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: August 12th, 2018 from 10 am– 5 p.m.,
Be in it:  Apply by May 25, 2018

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