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15th Annual Art On The Street June 24, 2017

Web posted on June 07, 2017

Guelph, ON, June 5th - Returning for its 15th year on Saturday June 24th, organizers of Art on the Street are pleased to announce its 2017 exhibitor list. Guelph's leading art fair will showcase an array of original work and exciting projects from nearly 100 established and emerging artists.

Starting at 10am, visitors can walk this open-air art gallery in the beautiful and historic setting of Quebec Street. Ceramics, jewellery, acrylic paintings, photography, textiles and much more will be on display, accompanied by the artists who made them.

Each year the organizers choose a local artist to contribute a piece of their work and become the event's `poster artist'. This year, collaborative artists and long time Art on the Street exhibitors Kiel and Amanda Wilson-Ciocci (KIAM) produced a special piece featuring Quebec Street as the subject. Amanda said "Art on the Street is one of our favourite shows of the year. We are honoured to be part of such a creatively rich event in our own hometown and look forward to showing off some of our newest work coming out of the studio".

For those with young children, St George's Square will be transformed into the Children's Arts Festival. As usual, it's all about the kids making the art. Join the Children's Art Factory, Guelph School of Art, Play with Clay, the Guelph Public Library and the Suzuki String School of Guelph as they fill the space with creative activities.

*NEW FOR 2017* Bring your allowance! A Mini Makers Market featuring kids selling their wares will appear in front of Old Quebec Street Shoppes. The Children's Art Factory are making 10 cute little stands where the younger consumer can buy anything from handmade fidget spinners to balloon animals.

Find food on the street too as Canadian restaurant Miijidaa and vegan eatery Boon Burger bring a selection of quick and easy bites outside. They will be joined by Downtown Guelph's favourite food truck The Street, as well as ice cream served from an Airstream by Bluewater Creamery. The Capistrano is the best spot to eat lunch whilst watching the kids play, and there are plenty more Downtown restaurants and diners ready to serve up a variety of delicious food.