Summer is upon us and there is a lot happening in and around Guelph. From camps for children and adults to festivals to shows, there is a little something for all kinds of art lovers.
Check out our list of events below.
Don’t forget, you can submit your events and programming to us online all year long: http://guelpharts.ca/members-area#B
CAMPS & WORKSHOPS
Summer Arts Explosion Camp Gears Up for Big Fun!
Guelph Dance is gearing up for two weeks of big summer fun at its Arts Explosion Camp, taking place July 4-8 and July 11-15 at the River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph. Spots are still available in its half-day program for children born 2010-2011 and in several full-day programs for those born 2003-2006. All campers will have a wide variety of arts experiences, including dance, theatre, singing, storytelling, visual art, and hula hooping, taught by professional teaching artists. The cost for the half-day program is $150; the cost for the full day program is $240. More information about all of the camp programs can be found at www.guelphdance.ca or by calling 519-780-2220.
About Guelph Dance
Established in 1998, Guelph Dance—formerly the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival—is a nationally recognized leader in contemporary dance, offering a platform for professional, new-generation, and youth dance artists to share their vision, push creative boundaries, and engage community audiences.
Guelph Dance gratefully acknowledges the support of its funders and season sponsors: the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City of Guelph, Magic 106.1, 1460 CJOY, CFRU, Intrigue Media, Guelph Mercury Tribune, and the Downtown Guelph Business Association.
For more information, please contact:
Guelph United Performers – Community Theatre Camp
Community Theatre Camps offer a wonderful, very affordable summer drama program to all boys and girls in our community.
Guelph United Performers invite young actors, ages 11 to 16, to join us in our Afternoon Programs, July 4 to 8 or July 18 to 22. (Both our Morning Camps for ages 6 to 10 are filled at date.)
Last Chance to Register!
AGG’s Summer Art Camps for Kids (7-11) Start July 4
Register today for Week 1: Rock, Paper, Scissors (July 4 – 8) – only three spots left! The fee per week is $200. Camp runs daily from 9 am to 4 pm at AGG.
Download the Registration Package.
AGG’s Rock, Paper, Scissors week promises to be all fun and games! Use a combination of found objects and artmaking techniques to build a board game, make an indestructible rock garden, and race red solo cups across the Sculpture Park. Take your Tic-Tac-Toe game to the next level on Friday, July 8 and play with paint in and on AGG’s outdoor Inflatable Gallery.
Guelph School of Art
Summer art camps for grown ups
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 6:30-8:30 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUG. 27 & 28, 10AM–4PM
ACRYLIC & MIXED MEDIA: THE WORKSHOP
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 10 AM – 4 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 1-5 PM
KEEPING A SKETCHBOOK JOURNAL
*suitable for both teens & adults!
2 DAYS, SATURDAYS, AUGUST 6 & 13, 1-5 PM
Career Aviators Authentic Career Retreat — Design Your Career and Life
July 16 @ 9:00 am – July 17 @ 5:00 pm, Innovation Guelph
Do you need to find work to support yourself as you pursue your craft? Would you like to have a job that you look forward to going to each day? Do you want to find a job in which you will excel, highly value, and love to do – a job where you will make an impact using the skills you have now?
This retreat deals with issues ranging from how to find and experience meaningful work to how to network and get an interview. It’s about creating a career and a life worth living.
The retreat is unique in its format because it combines an interactive workshop format with consultations that follow the workshop as well as introductions to industry professionals and more.
Alchemy Clay Studios
Kid’s clay camp
Information for sign ups at www.alchemyclaystudios.com
ART IN THE PARK
August 21, 2016 10AM – 5PM
Wellington County Museum
Our Summer Art Workshops
Our Summer Pleasures Programmes
Tues. July 12 (alcohol wash and ink) at Fionn MacCool’s 7-9 PM
Tues. July 26th,Colour-co cat (inks and water colour) at Fionn MacCool’s 7-9 PM
Relaxing art nights for all ages and talent levels.
Register via www.artisticcapers.com to ensure a spot.
$30 / person all supplies included.
Drum Building and Percussion workshop at Silence, Essex St. on August 13, 14, 2016
Click here for more information.
YMCA-YWCA is looking for an artist, community engagement educator or coordinator to be a guest speaker to a group of children at their facility.
July 5th between 9:30am-12:00pm for a group of 30 children aged 10-12 the theme is “Art Unleashed”
July 11-15 between 9:30am-12:00pm for a group of 60 children aged 6-9 and the theme is “Y World of Arts and Crafts”.
For more information contact:
Fallingwater and Other Treasures by Frank Lloyd Wright
13 October 2016 – 15 October 2016
In partnership with Noecker Travel, Guelph Arts Council is pleased to announce Fallingwater and Other Treasures by Frank Lloyd Wright, an autumn tour of architectural sites in New York and Pennsylvania. The tour is all-inclusive by luxury motor coach from Guelph, and runs October 13 to 15, 2016. Participants will be escorted by Sharyn Seibert, noted Guelph artist and art educator, and Brian Lauder, a long-time architecture and Wright enthusiast. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Guelph Arts Council.
Noecker Travel Ltd., 123 Metcalfe St. N.
Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0
Phone 519-846-5307 Fax 519-846-2553
All cheques are payable to Noecker Travel Ltd.
Noecker Travel offers and strongly suggests the purchase of cancellation and out of country travel insurance.
Click here for more information.
FESTIVALS, SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
Old Quebec Street Shoppes is proud to present….
Sean Rooney, Balloon Maestro www.balloonmaestro.com
A WORLD FIRST – A network of professional balloon decorators from around the world are joining hands to raise funds and awareness in support of the Pilanesberg Rhinos. This will be the first ever global fundraising effort undertaken by the balloon industry.
Experience the amazing artistry as Sean creates a larger than life Rhino from Balloons! August 15 – August 21 in the main corridor of Old Quebec Street Shoppes.
#StopTheRhinoPop #PopPoaching Donations to: www.theballoonrhinoproject.co.za
Art on the Street
Guelph’s annual Art on the Street exhibition and sale, co-presented by Guelph Arts Council and the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA), will be taking place on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Artists will showcase their works in temporary, open-air studios along Quebec Street.
Click here for Art on the Street promotional materials including this year’s brochure and map.
Click here for the Art on the Street artist lineup
The Children’s Art Festival
While Art on the Street takes over Quebec Street, children of all ages are invited to create their own work in St. George’s Square at The Children’s Arts Festival. The festival will be an all day event to inspire every child’s inner artist.
Art in the Shops
Prior to Art on the Street, the DGBA will pair artists with numerous downtown businesses to present Art in the Shops from July 11th to 16th.
Wellington County Museum
Outdoor Concert Series
Sandy Middleton will be in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition!
Nathan Philips Square
Fri/Sat 10am – 8pm
Sun 10am – 6pm
Archival Pigment Print
Headwaters Art Festival
Juried Art Show
Sept 16 – Oct 10, 2016
Guelph Jazz Festival
September 14th – September 18th, 2016
Various locations around Guelph
World Sax / Future Metal
Wednesday Jul 6, 2016
From St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, World-beat-sax-machine OUROBOROS will be joining forces with Ottawa prog metal prodigy The Night Watch to bring you an epic evening of virtuosic music. From balkan party jams to acoustic black metal, this is a one-of-a-kind night not to be missed.
OUROBOROS (St. John’s)
“[Ouroboros] have the on-stage presence of the best parade ever. They exude joy without ever seeming caught up in the novelty of what they’re doing. The musicians are top shelf … .”
-Vish Khanna [Exclaim!]
THE NIGHT WATCH (Ottawa)
“Grafting together elements of soaring classical, acoustic black metal, vibrant neo-folk and even doom, their self-titled debut creates a lush, cinematic soundscape.” – Exclaim!
Guelph Summer Night Market
The Guelph Night Market is super excited to invite you to our summer market on July 7th. Come on down to 46 Essex to snag some vintage finds & handmade goods from 20 talented vendors.
OPTIONAL DONATION: Dental & female hygiene items for the Abbeyfield drop in.
THE BREAD BANDIT
EMILY MAY ROSE
Emily May Rose Illustration
Nigel Conan Brown
POINTS AND PLACES
OUT POST VINTAGE
Outpost Vintage + Thrift
HIDDEN GEM HENNA
Hidden Gem Henna
TAKE TIME VINTAGE
Take Time Vintage
BLK HOLE VINTAGE
FLUFFY BUNNY FARM
Accessibility: This event will be held in a community space that has an entrance at street level. There are washrooms on the main floor. There are no stairs. All ages.