Returning for its 15th year on Saturday June 24th, organizers of Art on the Street are pleased to announce its 2017 exhibitor list. Guelph’s leading art fair will showcase an array of original work and exciting projects from nearly 100 established and emerging artists.
Starting at 10am, visitors can walk this open-air art gallery in the beautiful and historic setting of Quebec Street. Ceramics, jewellery, acrylic paintings, photography, textiles and much more will be on display, accompanied by the artists who made them.
Each year the organizers choose a local artist to contribute a piece of their work and become the event’s ‘poster artist’. This year, collaborative artists and long time Art on the Street exhibitors Kiel and Amanda Wilson-Ciocci (KIAM) produced a special piece featuring Quebec Street as the subject. Amanda said “Art on the Street is one of our favourite shows of the year. We are honoured to be part of such a creatively rich event in our own hometown and look forward to showing off some of our newest work coming out of the studio”.
For those with young children, St George’s Square 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.
*NEW FOR 2017* Bring your allowance! A Mini Makers Market featuring kids selling their wares will appear in front of Old Quebec Street Shoppes. The Children’s Art Factory are making 10 cute little stands where the younger consumer can buy anything from handmade fidget spinners to balloon animals.
Find food on the street too as Canadian restaurant Miijidaa and vegan eatery Boon Burger bring a selection of quick and easy bites outside. They will be joined by Downtown Guelph’s favourite food truck The Street, as well as ice cream served from an Airstream by Bluewater Creamery. The Capistrano is the best spot to eat lunch whilst watching the kids play, and there are plenty more Downtown restaurants and diners ready to serve up a variety of delicious food.
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). To keep up to date on all the fun things happening during the event, please visit our FB event page.
Art in the Shops
Monday June 19 through Friday June 23rd
As an exciting preview to Art on the Street, the Downtown Guelph Business Association has paired participating artists with downtown venues for a preview of selected artwork prior to the event. Art in the Shops creates a superb opportunity for businesses beyond Quebec Street to get involved.
Art Around Town
Visitors toArt on the Street are invited to attend other creative events happening throughout Downtown Guelph on Saturday June 24.
10 Carden Street, 10Carden.ca
Indigenous Art Show , featuring works from indigenous visual artists. 10am – 5pm.
Overzealous, a juried show featuring artists from Guelph, Fergus and Oakville. 10am – 5pm.
Capistrano Bistro & Espresso Bar
St George’s Square
Floral watercolours from local artist Victoria Kinlin-Hynes. 9am – 5pm.
The Boardroom Games Cafe
99 Wyndham St. N, theboardroomguelph.com
Featuring multi media artwork from Samantha Wey, illustrations from Garth Laidlaw, indigenous art by Peter Howlett and abstract work from Bonita Silver. 12pm to late.
Royal City Church and The Life Centre, 50 Quebec Street, http://www.royalcitychurch.on.ca/
Presenting The Art Within, featuring amateur artists, local musicians and refreshments. 10am – 5pm
Old Quebec Street Shoppes
Visit the Mini Makers Market to find kids selling their wares from cute lemonade stands. Also featuring an interactive chalk station. 10am – 5pm.
Red Brick Café, 8 Douglas Street
Titled ‘Suspension’, artist Roz Hermant explores and interprets the idea of suspension in her dreamy, aquatic and surrealistic photographs. 8am – 11pm.