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ArtWalk this weekend in Owen Sound

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The ArtWalk event in Owen Sound is set to take place next weekend.

The day-long celebration of local art and artists is scheduled to take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this Saturday, June 25.

Ginger Press organizer Maryann Thomas says the self-funded event, now in its fourth year, was created to showcase downtown Owen Sound’s vibrant arts community.

Eleven sites collaborated to offer residents and visitors a walking tour of exhibits, demonstrations, art talks, hands-on activities, door prizes, and more.

She says: ‘Several pre-recorded amateur and professional artists will set up their easels outside for the day to capture our remarkable town centre, from the beauty of the River Sydenham and many older historic buildings, to the gritty and vibrant commercial reality of the business district.”

Their works will be exhibited throughout the city center after ArtWalk and cash prizes will be awarded.

Thomas says everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend ArtWalk. Parking is free. Artists and staff from all locations will be on hand to discuss their works and programs throughout the day.

For more information and to register for the outdoor art contest, contact Maryann ([email protected] or 519 376-4233).

The following galleries, schools, art supply stores and other venues will be open with special programming for ArtWalk 2022:

* Curvey Lines Art School & Print Shop 817 3rd Ave East

* Georgian Bay Center for the Arts 938 2nd Avenue East

*Gallery and Gray Garden 883 2nd Avenue East

* Heartwood House 939 2nd Avenue East

* Intersections Wood Collaborative 10th Street at 3rd Avenue East

* Jean Francis Studio 986 1st Avenue East

* Owen Sound and North Gray Union Public Library 824 1st Ave West

* Owen Sound Artists Cooperative 942 2nd Avenue East

* Tom Thomson Art Gallery 840 1st Ave West

* Upwards Art Studio (ArtWalk is their open day) 975 2nd Avenue East

* Fantasy Art Studio 277 10th Street East