The summer art festival season has begun. My first show this year was the Orleans Art Festival in the east end of Ottawa. Lovely show, extremely well organized and a pleasure to participate in. Along with 28 artists inside the Shenkman Centre, there were artisans, food venders and a stage for music and drama outside along the closed off streets and inside in the theatre itself. It was a treat not to have to set up a gazebo and grids!
Next weekend I will be participating in the Clothesline Art Sale at Christ Church Anglican in Bells Corners in Ottawa. This is just a one day event and we are hoping for sunny weather. The venue is in their lovely garden behind the church in the ‘gully’. We have the Bohemian Kitchen coming to provide snacks and light lunches and a line-up of musicians to entertain us all.
Later in July I will be a part of the Urbanart show in Minto Park in downtown Ottawa. This is a one day show on July 23 with over 60 artist participating. The theme is art with an urban flair. It should be fun!
So come out and support your local artists. There are lots of talented people to discover and its a great way to enjoy summer.