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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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Art on the Street

 

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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

SPRING STREET FESTIVAL SEEKING VENDORS

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The Spring Street Festival returns 15 August 2015! Part of MUSICwestport, the Spring Street Festival has an eclectic mix of artists, crafts and family friendly activities that include rock star dress up, face painting and the popular guitar bean bag toss! Hosted on a closed residential street right in front of the Westport Village Pharmacy Stage during festival hours.

SEEKING VENDORS/ARTISTS

MUSICwestport Festival invites vendors and artists to join the ever-expanding Spring Street Festival. The all day street festival during the MUSICwestport open air music festival is hosted outdoors on a closed residential street, right in front of one of the MUSICwestport stages.

Day stall: $50. Free for WAC members. 
email: info@westportartscouncil.com

July 3rd & 4th: Art by the Lake

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Sand Lake Beach   ▪  4 July 2015   ▪   10am-4pm

You are invited to participate in a new invitational juried art show, Art by the Lake. The show will take place at the Lions Club beach house by Sand Lake.  The show will feature artists from the Westport and the surrounding areas.

The festivities will begin Friday evening with an indoor Gallery and Meet the Artist show in the beach house by invitation only. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served while enjoying entertainment by local musicians. We will also be featuring a silent art auction with the proceeds going to art in our local schools and Art by the Lake.

Our beautiful venue, Sand Lake.

Our beautiful venue, Sand Lake.


The event will continue on Saturday with each artist setting up their individual white tents and exhibiting a larger selection of their work on the beach grounds of Sand Lake.  Music will also be performed throughout the day by Westport area performing artists. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet and purchase art directly from the artists on Friday evening as well as throughout the day Saturday.

This show will truly be an event that highlights and accentuates the ARTS in WESTPORT and AREA.  The backdrop of Sand Lake will serve as a reminder of the splendour of nature found in our area. 

For more information, please visit ArtByTheLakeWestport.ca.

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