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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

Review: Plein Air Painting Festival

This is what it's all about!

This is what it’s all about!

“In the moment. Under the sky. That’s Plein Air.”

WAC in conjunction with local realtor Neil Scott was proud to present the Plein Air Painting Festival that took place 4-6 June, 2015. The three day event that celebrated the medium of painting, in all forms, live and outdoors. Locals were invited to admire and appreciate the live production of art and then it’s results at the exhibition on the final day, post judging. Congratulations to our winners:

1st: Phil Chadwick

2nd: Barb Wilson

3rd: Nancy Pierce

Honorable Mention: Emily Don

WAC would like to thank all participants, organizers, guests and spectators who supported the event.  A special thanks to Neil Scott of Bowes & Cocks real estate for making the event possible.


Thanks to our sponsor: 

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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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Plein Air Painting Festival

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WAC in conjunction with local realtor Neil Scott is proud to present the Plein Air Painting Festival from the 4-6 June, 2015. Artists, youth and adult, are invited to register and participate in the three day event that celebrates the medium of painting, in all forms, live and outdoors. Locals are invited to admire and appreciate the live production of art and then it’s results at the exhibition on the final day, June 6th at 3pm.

“In the moment. Under the sky. That’s Plein Air.”


Information for Artists

The only requirement for artists is that painting must be done on the spot. Paint anything you like, with any medium you prefer, in any style you want but it must be done in the beautiful outdoors. Artists will be provided with a map of the picturesque Westport area with suggestions for both country and village settings. Please bring your own supplies. Registration is $35 for adults (18+), $25 for youth and is available through PayPal. Click the buttons below to be redirected to PayPal.
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Festival Schedule

Day One

The festival will begin at 10am on 4 June 2015 at the GristMill (21 Main St, Westport) with a one hour workshop hosted by Nicole McGrath, plein air painter extraordinaire. Participants will be given plenty of practical ideas on how to make the outdoor painting experience more relaxing and rewarding. Afterwards, artists are free to head outdoors to paint. The workshop is free with registration.

Day Two

Artists are welcomed to gather at 10am at the GristMill for coffee, conversation and an exchange of ideas. Afterwards, artists are free to head outdoors to paint.

Day Three 

Artists are welcomed to gather at 10am at the GristMill for coffee, conversation and an exchange of ideas. Afterwards, artists are free to head outdoors to paint.
The jurying will take place at 2:30 pm, Saturday afternoon at the GristMill.
The public is invited to a viewing at 3 pm and prizes will be awarded at that time.


Questions or concerns? Email us: 

info@westportartscouncil.com

Thanks to our sponsor: 

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