Celebrating Earth day since 1990!
Canadians have been proudly celebrating Earth Day since 1990. Be an environmental steward by doing your part to protect our precious Earth this Earth Day and everyday!
Artfest Ontario supports sustainable practises during our Artfest shows in the Kingston, Toronto and Mississauga municipalities by offering refillable water stations where you bring your own containers to fill up and recycling stations set-up throughout the park. We are proud to recycle at all of our Artfest shows.
During our art workshops, we supply 90% of materials from up-cycled, recycled and reused materials. Our art murals are repainted every-year!
As well, many of our artists follow green practises. We carefully choose our artists by ensuring they are local (from Canada) and hand-craft their one-of-a-kind products. Some of our artists create pieces that started their life as something else.
Leather Garage has one of the most innovative products you will ever see. How many people even know there is such a thing as a decommissioned fire hose….but Robin Loewen, based in Jordan Ontario, discovered them and reworks the textile into fabulous belts!
RAW eco-jewellery: Inspired by ethnic cultures, nomadic lifestyles and intrinsic values!
Devaki MacDonald of Raw Eco Jewellery re-purposes relics from our industrial heritage and blends them with artifacts of the natural world into gorgeous wearable art. RAW is a traveling curio shop of handmade bohemian style jewellery. A blend of non-precious, elemental metals and dedicated craftsmanship form the backbone of the RAW aesthetic. Hand cut, pierced, twisted, cold forged and soldered metal are coaxed into incredibly detailed feature pieces.
A rescuer of fine fabrics of the past, Carnival of Kitsch is busy creating stylish accessories including hand bags as seen in the image below:
Carnival of Kitsch rescues fine fabrics of the past and refashions them into stylish, practical accessories, for the present. From concept through design, Kathryn Smythe creates each piece from repurposed vintage (1940’s-1970’s) curtains, upholstery, cushion covers, tablecloths and other forgotten fabrics of everyday life.
Support the Earth, environment and your local artists for a better economy and a healthier life-style! Please join us at our shows and see our amazing selection of Green artists!