A celebration of artists and artwork, in Downtown Collingwood.Hand painted chairs and unique lamp post art banners to adorn Collingwood's Downtown starting Victoria Day Weekend.
Starting next week they'll be more art on the streets of Collingwood in the form of 24 hand painted muskoka chairs and 40 individual lamp post art banners that feature the talents of over 40 local artists from student to professional.
This is the third year for Art on the street, a celebration of art and artists that showcases Collingwood's community spirit through artistic expression and makes the downtown more vibrant and unique. The banners and chairs create an outdoor public art gallery for residents and visitors to explore on foot while experiencing Collingwood's historic downtown district. And the muskoka chairs are not only beautiful but functional, providing a welcomed resting place for pedestrians.
This years' theme will celebrate "Marine Heritage" in honour of the arrival of the Tall Ships to Collingwood's harbour in August to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial. Art on the Street will be "on the street" from the Victoria Day weekend until Thanksgiving Weekend when the chairs will be auctioned off in a silent auction at the Collingwood Thanksgiving Farmers' Market (October 12th).
The Town of Collingwood Arts and Culture Committee, the Downtown Revitalization Project Committee and the Downtown Collingwood BIA are proud to collaborate on Art on the Street. The Downtown Collingwood BIA would like to invite you to place your bid for one of our 2012 Art Chairs, painted by Andrew Peycha at the silent auction this coming Victoria Day weekend - at the first of the season Farmers' Market between 8:30am - 1:00pm.