Cornwall Art Walk Adds Colour to Downtown

June 15, 2018
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Now people visiting downtown restaurants and retailers will have a chance to get up close and personal with Cornwall’s arts scene.

The Cornwall Art Walk is a new and innovative project taking place in downtown Cornwall – for one night each month.

Local artists will be present to paint or draw during the evening and to talk to people about their art. Art will be displayed on easels, in windows and on the walls of local businesses.

The event is scheduled for Thursday nights, once per month:

  • June 21
  • July 26
  • August 23
  • October 25

“This is a wonderful idea spreading across the U.S. and Canada – and now Cornwall!” says Tracy Davies, one of the organizers of the event who also happens to be both a business owner and contributing artist. “We’ll be showcasing incredible local artistic talents in amazing downtown business locations.”

“You can walk from artist to artist, see art in the making, get art insights from the artists themselves, and experience the best of retail and food service in downtown Cornwall.”

Cornwall Art Walk is designed to complement and support other community events throughout the year, including the Apples and Art Studio Tour held each September. Downtown Cornwall is also home to two permanent galleries, Cailuan Gallery on Pitt Pitt, and Cline House Gallery on Second Street East.

“The list of artists and businesses is meant to be organic – it will surely change and evolve,” says Ms. Davies.  “There will possibly be drama and live music during the evening events as well.”

Participating Artists:

Participating artists include:

  • Rose Desnoyers
  • Elaine Arkwright
  • Linda Geisel
  • Tracy Davies
  • Sandra Taylor Hedges
  • Libby Cameron
  • Mandy Prevost
  • Brett Desrosiers
  • Jaqueline Milner
  • Tracy Lynn Chisholm
  • Emily McLeod
  • Carol Ann Breedyk

Participating Venues:

  • Love Love Food
  • Cailuan
  • OBO
  • Gordon Jewellers
  • Celtic Treasures
  • Pure Organic Spa
  • Fantasy Realm
  • Jasmar Paint
  • Schulmans
  • Stormont Stationers
  • Dempsters
  • Oasis
  • CIBC
  • Bicycle World

The first Art Walk takes place on June 21. More information can be found on the website of Your Arts Council:

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