Saturday, September 23, 2017
6–10 pm | Free!
Downtown Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Take the opportunity to broaden your horizons on The Collingwood Art Crawl (www.collingwoodartcrawl.com ) on Saturday September 23rd. A free, self-guided tour of more than 40 of Collingwood’s arts venues, highlighting over 100 artists, the Art Crawl features an exciting list of scheduled events dubbed “Art Crawl Unmissables”. Add to that some fantastic live music and samplings of food and beverages at each location on the tour and it’s sure to be an enjoyable evening of culture, creativity and inspiration.
Art Crawl Unmissable #1: Battle of the Brushes
7 p.m. Town Hall • 97 Hurontario St.
A live competitive art event! What can an artist create in just 20 minutes? Come out and see for yourself! Cheer on your favourite painter and feel free to make an offer to purchase your favourite piece when the show is done.
Art Crawl Unmissable #2: Stained Glass Windows (And So Much More!)
All Saints Anglican Church, 32 Elgin Street, 6-10pm
Love the beauty of stained glass windows and architecture? This visit to one of Collingwood’s oldest churches will not disappoint. With live music by Keiko Yoden-Kuepher, Susan Connolly, Cantorum and others. Visit the parish hall to see an exhibit of local artists around the theme of “compassion for all aspects of our world—people, animals and the environment”, featuring Leah DenBok and her photography project ‘The Homeless’.
Art Crawl Unmissable #3: Glassblowing Under The Stars
6-10pm | 77 Simcoe Street Parking Lot
A rare opportunity to watch acclaimed glassblower Kate Civiero of Infinite Glassworks in Eugenia in action! “Uniting design and function, Infinite Glassworks combines vibrant colours and fluid shapes in their signature handblown glassware and jewellery”.
Art Crawl Unmissable #4: Body Painting
Metra Fashion House, 93 Hurontario Street, 6-10pm
Watch the creative process of Helena from Fancy That Face Painting, live!
Art Crawl Unmissable #5: Mural Slam
Artists Alley, between 119 & 127 Hurontario Street, 6-10pm
Artists take on the challenge of completing two 8 foot murals before your eyes! Want to participate? We’re looking for artists! It’s pays to take part, literally! For application details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Crawl Unmissable #6: Jason Booth: Terminal 64
Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie Street, 6-10pm
Take in Collingwood photographer Jason Booth‘s upcoming show. Described by the artist as “a walk into the past, a stroll through one of the most historic buildings in the area — the Collingwood Terminals. My images will showcase the mystery of what is behind those walls, and allow you to feel as though you are there.”
Art Crawl Unmissable #7: Franny Wisp and Her Washboard
Simcoe Street Theatre, 65 Simcoe Street, First Show 7:00-7:45pm, Second Show 8:45-9:30pm
“Franny Wisp & Her Washboard is a unique, quirky and sometimes self-deprecating response to a society that is preoccupied with youth, beauty, success and romantic relationships”. Expressing satire and wit through song, spoken word and wicked washboard rhythms, the show takes on the challenging topics of relationships, insecurity, aging, sex and dating head on.
Link to youtube clips: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw0FrOQ01jhqVo86xSsUaPw
Art Crawl Unmissable #8: Black Bellows Bistro
Espresso Post, 139 Hurontario Street, 6-10pm
Sample locally-brewed Black Bellows craft beer while taking in new photographic works by Lindsey Anacleto, and enjoying live music on the patio.
Art Crawl Unmissable #9: Collingwood Circus Club
Simcoe Street Theatre, 65 Simcoe Street, First Show 6:15-6:45pm, Second Show 8:00-8:30pm
Collingwood Circus Club specializes in teaching aerial and ground circus arts to all ages and levels (from ages 3 to adult). Year-round programs are offered, as well as camps, group parties, workshops and private lessons.
Art Crawl Unmissable #10: The After Crawl
From 10pm onward, enjoy “ post Crawl” festivities at three superb downtown locations! Join the after-party at Crow Bar & Variety, Gibson And Company or the Tremont Cafe.
Crow Bar & Variety, 18 Huron Street – Live music TBA
Gibson And Company, 93 Hurontario Street – Live music with Joy Felt Analog
Tremont Cafe, 80 Simcoe Street – TBA