Connecting art and people in Chatham-Kent
Friday, July 26, 2019 – Downtown Chatham 5-10 PM
This year's theme? PARADE
Featuring openings at ARTspace and the Thames Art Gallery, and downtown businesses animated by local art, artists, and artful experiences. Join us July 26th as the downtown comes alive and we parade ART around our charming and historic Chatham.
5-8PM - PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES OPEN
Join local business owners and local artists - and a few special surprise guests - as they take art both into their shops and out to the streets. Peruse the heart of the city and take in local art and artists, or unleash your creativity at one of our participatory art experiences. The block in front of ARTspace and the Cultural Centre will close to traffic to optimize the pedestrian experience. Participants may crawl at their leisure and create their own moving party.
4 - Art and Heirloom Shoppe
159 King St. W. - Live music from The Heirlooms band out on the street
5 - Purple Pansy Flower Boutique
46 William St. S. - Displaying work of local potter Isabelle Milot
6 - JM Fry Furniture Design
264 King St. W. - Displaying work of local jeweller Chanel Barry
7 - William Street Café
28 William St. S. - Featuring work of painter Bev Ross Brawley
8 - Willy's 420 Supplies
163 King St. W. - Featuring work of local favourites Mike Ondrovcik and Tina Naemsch. Also, glassblower Brandon McTrivish of McTrivish Glass will demonstrate glassblowing.
9 - Sonya Roe Jewellers Inc
138 King St. W. - Pop-up yoga and meditation classes in the street featuring Body Language Studio
10 - Chatham Capitol Theatre
238 King St. W. - Karaoke at the Capitol! Sing it out on stage
11 - Jamstar Record Shop
165 King St. W. - Featuring the sounds of local musician Bren Dubé
12 - SOAR Innovation
202 King St. W. - A pop-up group show featuring Ev Bryant, Matthew Abram and Elizabeth Sunnen
13 - Sons of Kent Brewing Company
27 Adelaide St. W. - Featuring the work of local painter Elizabeth Sunnen
14 - Evolution
138 King St. W. - Featuring the work of local sculptor Bernie Hrytzak
15 - Chatham-Kent Museum
Cultural Centre, 75 William St. N. - Check out Worlds of the Night and have fun exploring and creating in Imagination Station
16 - Jess Kroez - Tecumseh Park
Participatory art experience along the sidewalks in Tecumseh Park
17 - All That Jazz - Tecumseh Park
Watch live dance performances, and experience dance moves with All That Jazz
18 - Lawn Summer Nights - Tecumseh Park
Pop-up lawn bowling fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis
6PM - ART OPENING
ARTcrawl begins at 1- ARTspace with the opening of Paul Butler's Collage Party and Community Art Show.
8PM - ART OPENING
2- Thames Art Gallery is the final destination of the ARTcrawl Parade where five Canadian artists look at contemporary life through collage and assemblage in the exhibition "Remix Collective: We Come in Pieces". Also, exhibiting Kelly Kirkham: The Best Defense a display of whimsical sculptures and installations based on futuristic hybridized creatures - puppets.