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Art on the Street 2020

WAC Art on the Street 2020

Art on the Street is proud to be back and online! For 2020, we invited six artists to “Dream Big in a Westport Garden.”
Each uniquely painted chair will be up for auction on our Facebook page throughout the summer. From 6 July to 16 August, one chair will be revealed per week and bidding will be open Friday to Sunday. To bid, simply Click on the LIVE AUCTION photo post that will be pinned to the top of the page and submit your bid in the Comment Box. Opening bid is set at $50.00 and increments of $10.00 only please.
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Congratulations to Malcolm Bishop with the winning bid of $170.00 for “Through the Garden Gate” Week #1 Live Facebook Auction Fundraiser  July 12, 2020.

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Congratulations to Carol Devenny with a winning bid of $250.00 for “Your Place” by Kevin Mason Week #2 Art On The Street Live Facebook Auction Fundraiser.  July 19,2020

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Congratulations to Eric Stinson with a winning bid of $350.00 for “Garden Magic” by Dena Zarwich Week #3 Art On The Street Live Facebook Auction Fundraiser. July 26, 2020.

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Congratulations to Robin Jones with a winning bid of $250.00 for “Wish” by Carrie King. Week #4 Art On The Street Live Facebook Auction Fundraiser August 2, 2020.

 

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Congratulations to Neil Kudrinko with a winning bid of $500 for “NeverEnding” by Tamara Carlson Week #5  Art On The Street Live Facebook Auction Fundraiser August 10, 2020.

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Congratulations to Louise Johnson with a winning bid of $280.00 for “Thriving Beauty” by Francie Healy Week #6 Art On The Street LIVE Facebook Auction August 16th, 2020.

 

Thank you to everyone who came to the garden and participated in our LIVE Facebook Auction! Art On The Street is now closed for the season and will return next year. In the meantime keep following us on Facebook and here on our website to see what’s going on and help us support the arts in our schools and village community.

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Auction Terms and Conditions 

1.Bidding opens from 10am on the Friday until 8pm on the following Sunday. The official time will be based on the personal computer in the home of the administrator. Auction starts July 6, 2020 for six consecutive weekends ending August 16, 2020.

2. By bidding online in the Comment box under the photo in the Art on The Street Photo Album on the Westport Arts Council (WAC) Facebook Page, each bidder agrees with these auction rules.

3. WAC reserves the right to add or withdraw the weekly chair without notice or from the online site.

4. Auction item purchases are final. If payment is not received in 48 hours the unclaimed items will be offered to the next highest last bidder.

5. When making a bid you need to check for the opening bid ($50.00), should you be the first bid, or any required increments ($10.00) to place your own bid. To submit your bid, place the amount in the Comment box.  Any bids not adhering to these rules will be declared invalid and voided.

6. Once bidding is closed the highest last bid entered on the Comment box shall be the winning bid.

7. The winner will be immediately contacted by Facebook Personal Messenger and given 48 hours to respond and to arrange payment. Once payment has been processed arrangements for pick up will be made. Unclaimed items will be offered to the next highest last bidder. Receipts will be given upon request.

8. WAC is not liable for any personal injury or damage to property that may result from use of the chair sold.

9. In the event of a dispute in any of these auction terms and conditions the WAC Chair, Robin Jones, will act as a final authority.

 

 

 

Christmas Begins in Westport 2019

Start the Christmas season in Westport with the Annual WAC Christmas Market. With curated one-of-a-kind artisan vendors including jewellery, linen, baked goods, maple products, clothing, house decor, glass, mosaics, paper goods, soaps, and more! With carolling, wagon rides, food, drinks, and the lighting of the Village Christmas tree at Town Hall, your heart will grow two sizes from cheerful Christmas spirit.

Friday, 22 November 2019

4-8 PM Christmas Market, Church Street, Downtown Westport

Carolling, Wagon Rides, Food & Drinks

5 PM Christmas Tree lighting at Town Hall

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Art on the Street: Chair Reveal

Art on the Street is proud to reveal the six chairs for 2019. See them for yourself around Westport at local businesses, learn more about the artists, and purchase your tickets to win your favourite chair.

 

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Art on the Street 2019

The Call for Artists is now closed.

Thanks to everyone who contacted us. We will shout out next year once again!

WAC is proud to bring back Art on the Street for a third summer. Six chosen artists are given a blank Muskoka chair as their canvas to design and paint any way they choose. The theme for 2019 is “The Beauty of Westport”.

Finished chairs are displayed at businesses throughout the village during the summer and eventually raffled off in August at MUSICwestport. Raffle tickets can be bought throughout the summer and proceeds go towards local art events.

Artist Information

  • Artists will be chosen on a “first come- first served” basis.
  • On May 1, selected artists will pick up an unassembled Muskoka chair kit and urethane sealant at Herlehy Home Building Centre
  • Artists will paint their design on the chair, assemble and seal it.  Artists can google: “one of a kind hand painted Muskoka chairs” for ideas
  • Each artist will provide a laminated biography and contact information submitted with their chair for display
  • Chairs will be “unveiled” and the artists introduced at the Westport Heritage Festival on 2 June 2018.
  • Chairs will then be “adopted” by six different businesses from 2 June to August 18
  • Tickets will be sold for $5.00 each on the chairs and the draws will be made at MUSICWestport.  Proceeds will go to the Westport Arts Council.

The Westport Arts Council hopes you will be excited about the prospects of having your art on display in the village throughout the summer months.

To participate in the project as an ARTIST or HOST BUSINESS, please contact Mary Anne Bishop:

thepamperedladybug@gmail.com

613 273 8699

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The Westport Arts Council is excited to announce an innovative project that will showcase your artistic talents.  We are inviting you to be one of six artists to design, and paint a Muskoka chair. Finished chairs will be on display at 6 businesses in the village for an eight week period this summer. This project is meant to showcase your work as well as draw our summer visitors to your talent.  It is also a special way for the Arts Council to celebrate Canada 150 this summer!

Project Details

  • Artists will be chosen on a “first come- first served” basis.
  • On May 1, selected artists will pick up an unassembled Muskoka chair kit and urethane sealant at Herlehy Home Building Centre
  • Artists will paint their design on the chair, assemble and seal it.  Artists can google: “one of a kind hand painted Muskoka chairs” for ideas
  • Each artist will be asked to incorporate a Canadian symbol or emblem of their choice into their work as a way to make the projects unique for Canada 150.
  • Each artist will provide a laminated biography and contact information submitted with their chair for display
  • Chairs will be “unveiled” and the artists introduced at the Westport Heritage Festival on June 24.
  • Chairs will then be “adopted” by six different businesses from June 24 to August 19
  • Tickets will be sold for $5.00 each on the chairs and the draws will be made at MUSICWestport.  Proceeds will go to the Westport Arts Council.

The Westport Arts Council hopes you will be excited about the prospects of having your art on display in the village throughout the summer months.

To participate in the project please contact:  Mary Anne Bishop 273 8699