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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

WAC Art on the Street 2019

 

23 Nov: Christmas Begins in Westport

WAC Christmas 2018

Start the holiday season with the whole family in Westport! Explore the WAC “one of a kind” Christmas market where you will find unique, creative, and handmade gifts and then fill up on cheer and seasonal spirit with wagon rides, carolling, food, drinks, and, of course, the lighting of the WAC Christmas tree.

Local boutiques will also be open until 8pm so you can enjoy the festivities and shop at your leisure. 

Art on the Street 2018

Art on the Street 2018 final

Art on the Street returns to Westport for a second year. Six artists will each use a blank Muskoka chair as a canvas, painting or designing it any way they choose. Finished chairs will be on display at businesses throughout the village for an eight week period during the summer. Each chair will be raffled off individually with tickets available for $5 where each chair is displayed.

Reveal Launch: Heritage Day Festival, 2 June 2018 at the library (Spring Street)

Ticket Draw: MUSICwestport, 18 August 2018

 

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 please contact:  Mary Anne Bishop 273 8699

 

Host Business Information

Want to host a chair? Local Westport businesses can contact Mary Anne Bishop at 273 8699 for more information.

Art on the Street

 

Art on the Street 2017 V3

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

WAC Supports: Canada’s 150th Competition

PrintWestport’s Own Sesquicentennial Competition – Create the Westport Brand!

Canada is turning 150 in 2017 and Westport is planning events all year.  And we want to make this our own, home grown celebration including our own 150th Branding – something that is unique to Westport.

The Mayor’s Sesquicentennial Task Force is holding a competition open to everyone, young and old, groups and individuals, school children, to create a brand that captures the uniqueness of Westport – our traditions, personality, geography, etc – as we celebrate Canada’s 150th.

Your entry must be suitable to be displayed in a variety of medium – i.e. paper, cloth, electronic and must include the Canada sesquicentennial flag somewhere in the design.

The deadline for submission is Friday, October 28 @ 4:00 p.m. and all entries become property of the Village.  Entries can be dropped off at Town Hall or emailed to Niki Bresse – nbresee@villageofwestport.ca.

Judging will occur on November 1 by a panel of judges selected from the Mayor’s Sesquicentennial Task Force.

The Prize? – the Pride of recognition and having your design displayed throughout 2017.