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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.

Photo Contest 2018

WAC Photo Contest 2018 V3

LOOK AGAIN!

Capture the beauty and excitement of Westport from 1 April until 31 December 2018.

The annual WAC Photo Contest opens 1 April 2018 for all amateur photographers. We are looking for photographs that celebrate the beauty of Westport and immediate surrounding area of North Crosby.  There is lots going on in the Village and area this year including those untamed moments in nature, stunning summer sunsets, winter sports and everything else in between, just as long as it happens in the Westport area.

Prizes

1st: $100

2nd: $75

Youth: $50

1 April 2018 until 31 December 2018. Open to all amateur photographers residing or visiting the Westport area. Limited to 5 entries per person. Entries can be submitted to info@westportartscouncil.com, subject line “photo contest 2018 entry”.

24 March: East Coast Kitchen Party

WAC Kitchen Party 2018 Final24 March 2018      $10      Kids Free!
1-4pm      The Cove
The WAC Fundraiser classic is back in all its East Coast, foot-stompin’ fun! With live music from The Fiddlesheads, silent auction, and 50/50 draw, it’s an occasion to pull out your fancy rain boots and bust a move for the arts. Reservations are recommended! Call The Cove to book: 612-273-3636.