2014 Art on the Street, Saturday July 12th



art on the street

DGBA press release.

Monday July 7th through Saturday July 12th

Location: Downtown Guelph

Admission: Free to art lovers of all ages

Contact: Sam Jewell, Events Coordinator, 519 836 6144 or


Art in the Shops

Monday July 7th through Saturday July 12th

As an exciting preview to the 11th annual Art on the Street, the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) 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. Please visit our art in the shops page for complete listing of artist and partnering businesses.


Art on the Street

Saturday July 12th, 10am – 5pm


Downtown Guelph – Art on the Street is a highly regarded exhibition and sale that has become a staple calendar event for art lovers of all ages.

Come browse the original works of art and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts.

With a juried selection of artisans displaying works including just about every medium: textiles, pottery, photography, watercolours, oils, acrylic and more.

View the full program HERE.

For the first time ever, food trucks will serve delicious specialty foods to visitors of the event. Chef Scotty Cooks will offer gourmet food from an upscale food truck, whilst The Command Post, a converted antique fire truck, will serve fast, healthy food made from local ingredients.

Find them in the RBC parking lot along with shelter and seating.

Wandering minstrels will roam Quebec Street bringing a festival atmosphere to the event.

From classical entertainment from professional opera singer Rachel Cleland, to boogie from disco band Spank!, performer’s will take their music to the streets and interact with visitors and artists along the way.

Bring the family and get messy at the Children’s Arts Festival in St George’s Square.

Find the stage for musical, theatrical and entertaining activities, alongside artistic pursuits for the kids created by The Children’s Art Factory.

Local sculptor Ben McCarl will be unveiling his new work ‘Ascending Spirit’, Play with Clay will welcome you aboard their craft bus, Guelph School of Art will help you make your own Jasper Johns, and the Suzuki String School of Guelph will let you have a go on their violins at their instrument petting zoo.

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 here.

Pictures of the 2013 event can be found and copied from here .

Other events on July 12th

Art Around Town

Visitors to Art on the Street are invited to attend other creative events happening throughout Downtown Guelph on Saturday, July 12 th.

Renann Isaacs, 31 Quebec Street, renannisaacs.com

Featuring paintings by Brian Burnett and Lorne Wagman, and glass by the Jeff Goodman Studio.

Royal City Church and The Life Centre, 50 Quebec Street,


Presenting The Art Within, featuring amateur artists, local musicians and refreshments.

10am – 5pm

Hospice Wellington and The Joint Café, Booth 23

Presenting ‘Art on the Seat’.

An auctioneer will facilitate the selling of chairs decorated by students from John F. Ross and enjoyed by patrons of the café over the last year.

All proceeds go to the Art Therapy program at Wellington Hospice. 2pm.

40 Baker Street, http://40bakerstreet.org./

Displaying and selling art by Gallery artists, 12pm – 5pm

Keys to my Art, near Thomas Video, Baker Street

Pianos from the Happy Making project will be painted on by members of the public and professional artists.

Draw your best doodle or strike up a tune.

10am – 5pm.


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