Art Walk returns to Downtown Cornwall

August 27, 2020
By Kevin Lajoie

Cornwall Ontario – Downtown Cornwall will become a pop-up arts district of sorts on Friday, August 28th with the next edition of Cornwall Art Walk.

Art Walk Cornwall 2020

The popular summer series will see Pitt Street animated with visual artists, live music, theatre, pottery, interactive art spaces, artisans, vendors and contests during the hours of 4 pm to 8 pm.

It’s a perfect opportunity to discover amazing art while at the same time enjoying some shopping and dining in Downtown Cornwall’s many trendy shops and restaurants!

Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect:

Visual artists

A variety of local artists will be stationed along Pitt Street between First and Second streets working on and showcasing their work. Stop by to learn more about them and their work – at a safe distance, of course!

Live music

There will be music in two locations – Pommier Square at Pitt and Second streets as well as the corner of Pitt and First streets.

At Pommier, you can hear the Glengarry Ramblers from 4 pm to 6 pm, Lone Wolf and the Spaghetti Corner Band from 6 pm to 7:30 pm and Subtle from 7:30 pm to 8 pm.

At Pitt and First, enjoy the sounds of the Kenny Holland Band from 4:30 pm to 6 pm, Subtle from 6 pm to 7 pm and Rod Rivette, lead singer of Heroes of the Highland, from 7 pm to 8 pm.

Performance art

Enjoy some fun for the whole family on the grounds outside of the Historic SDG Jail at the corner of Pitt and Water streets.

Practice thinking on the spot with Improv with Miss D’s Creations from 4 pm to 5:15 pm. Sing along with Cameron MacPhee from 5:15 pm to 6 pm. Learn a new dance routine with Magoo Cook from 6 pm to 6:30 pm and enjoy the theatre talents of the The Fenian Escape with The Galloping Coconuts (6:30 pm to 7 pm). That will be followed by an improv jam with local improv actors from 7 pm to 8 pm.

Also, enter in a draw for a chance to win a basket full of art supplies courtesy of Cailuan Gallery!

Special Selections

Cailuan Gallery‘s Special Selections art exhibit opens during Art Walk, and you won’t want to miss it!

The show will feature an amazing lineup of artists with work of all sizes and mediums.

The exhibit will be open from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday night and it will continue through the following three weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Lots of fun popping up

Make sure to check out the pop-up containers in the Cornwall Square parkette (corner of Pitt and First streets) to see a variety of artisans and vendors showcasing their products!

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