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Hoe Down Roundup

The WAC Hoe Down was a fun-filled family day full of music, food, and furry friends. We were also proud to celebrate our sponsors and volunteers who have donated generously to make WAC all that it is and can be. Thanks to everyone who came out!


Special Thanks to:


Wayne Mulville

West Winds Ranch

Julie Ryder

Paul Herlehy

Scheuermann Family & The Figure Skating Club

Chief Barnardi & the Fire Department

Village of Westport

Best of the Fest: MUSICwestport 2015 Recap

The MUSICwestport Festival just keeps getting better and better and 2015 continued that tradition! Thanks to everyone who came out, our sponsors, the bands, and all our volunteers! See you all next year!


Can’t possibly wait a whole year for more music?! Keep an eye on our schedule for more musical events!

15 Aug: MUSICwestport 2015

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15 August 2015 – FREE

8 Bands – 2 Outdoor Venues – Spring Street Festival

It’s the event you’ve all been waiting for! The *free* MUSICwestport Open Air Music Festival returns 15 August 2015. With 2 stages, 8 bands, the popular VOICE of the Rideau singing contest finale and the Spring Street Festival, WAC promises a full day and full range of music and entertainment for all ages.

Don’t forget to get the festival started at the Kick Off Party 14 August 2015 featuring Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything


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Special thanks to our annual Patrons:

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Stories & Songs

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Sunday Evening at the Westport Spring

7-8pm FREE!

WAC is proud to present a new summer series: Stories & Songs. Featuring local musical talent and storytellers, join us at the Westport Spring on select Sunday evenings throughout the summer. Bring your chair, a coffee (or an ice cream!) and enjoy the beautiful outdoor venue while we entertain, enchant and enliven.

There is limited seating so get there or be square. In case mother nature isn’t in a good mood, the event will be moved one block away to the United Church (corner of Spring Street and Church Street).

21 June: Chris Murphy + Ken Rose

12 July: Ross + Joanne Lambert

26 July: Stephanie Doornekamp + Jeff Friesen

2 August: Westport Storytellers + Special Guest

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.

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Thanks to our sponsor: 

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